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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-1320
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Galena
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This resort is in a beautiful setting with great views. We took a motorcycle ride to Galena for a couple of days, however, not a fan of Galena, it very crowded and more for families. Most stores and restaurants close at 4 to 5pm, not much is open after that. The first day we got there about 3:30pm, most everything... More

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited twice in September 2014 and really enjoyed our visits. Had never previously heard of let alone played disc golf, so that what was brought us here. Great game and superb views from the course. Stayed for evening drinks and fabulous views plus wonderful to watch the humming birds. Ski trails look excellent for such a low hill - would... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Chestnut mountain is a Midwest's skiers hidden gem. It's conveniently located just a few hours from Chicago and offers great steep terrain for a Midwest ski area. The place is staffed by friendly, passionate and knowledgeable skiers and boarder. What more can you ask for from a local resort?

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

food was adequate but service was not. never came back to check on us after serving us except to give check.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice tour down the Mississippi. Try the sled. I am pretty overweight but still had fun. Just slowed down at one spot for a few secs. Felt safe. You control your speed. Fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For those who haven't been or haven't been in years, i.e. used to ski there as a kid 10+ years ago and haven't been back; Chestnut is now a 4-season resort well worth the trip. I probably sound like an employee of theirs saying it. I'll run thru some of the positives here: -For skiing, Illinois is one of the... More

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went specifically to ride the slide and it did not disappoint. It was reasonably priced and after we went down the first time, we quickly realized we wanted to go again...and again. It turns out that after 5pm, you can buy a ticket for $20/person and have unlimited rides until it closes. When we were there in August, it... More

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The eatery was OK. The brouchetta was way overpriced for what you fot. The wine was not the best. The service was great.

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our B&B hosts recommende we make a stop here if nothing more than to take in the scenery. They were right! View was spectular, we did have a light lunch and the calamari we had was very good, sandwiches were run of the mill, but you couldn't replae the view. Took the ski lift to the bottom and back and... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The slide was awesome! Family friendly. Our group ranged in age 15 months to 66 all enjoyed the slide and ski lift ride back up.

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