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#1 of 16 in Galena
Owner description: Enjoy an evening of mystery hosted by critically acclaimed magician P.T. Murphy. The setting for this evening of illusion is... more » Owner description: Enjoy an evening of mystery hosted by critically acclaimed magician P.T. Murphy. The setting for this evening of illusion is P.T. Murphy's intimate magic studio located at 204 Hill St., Just 39 steps West of Hill and Main St. In the heart of historic downtown Galena, IL. Built in the 1850's 204 Hill St. Is the perfect location to experience the mysteries of an ancient art up close and right before your very eyes! P.T. Murphy believes in magic. It's his job. He will entertain, mystify and inspire you to believe! P.T. Is known for his personable style, mischievous sense of humor and sophisticated sleight of hand that the Chicago Reader called "An evening that shows magic to its best advantage, up close and personal!" He is the co-creator of Chicago's long running hit show The Magic Cabaret which the Travel Channel hailed as "One of America's Best Magic Shows!" . Please Note: The theater is very intimate and seats 25 people at each performance. Advance purchase is recommended. Shows do sell out. Approved for ages 13 to 113. Run Time: 70 minutes. No intermission. « less
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Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Category: History Museums
Owner description: It's worth the climb up the steep stairway to see what's inside this lovely Italianate home built in 1858: an actual lead... more » Owner description: It's worth the climb up the steep stairway to see what's inside this lovely Italianate home built in 1858: an actual lead mine, Civil War memorabilia, items honoring Ulysses S. Grant (including an original painting depicting Robert E. Lee's surrender to Grant), plus other historical articles from Galena and Jo Daviess County. « less
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: This Italianate-style brick house, with original furnishings, looks very much as it did in 1865 when a group of townspeople... more » Owner description: This Italianate-style brick house, with original furnishings, looks very much as it did in 1865 when a group of townspeople presented it as a gift to Ulysses S. Grant on his victorious return from the Civil War. « less
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Category: Parks
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Category: Historic Sites
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Category: Gardens
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Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Category: Parks
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#10 of 16 in Galena
Historical, working blacksmith shop/museum in Galena. The shop will reopen for the 2014 season on April 25th.
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Category: Historic Sites
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#12 of 16 in Galena
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits,... more » Owner description: Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits, meetings and special events. « less
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#13 of 16 in Galena
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Roger Packard and Andy North designed this course, using the dramatic terrain to full advantage. The view from the signature... more » Owner description: Roger Packard and Andy North designed this course, using the dramatic terrain to full advantage. The view from the signature hole offers a striking view of three states - Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. « less
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#15 of 16 in Galena
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The green drapes from "Gone with the Wind" are one of the many interesting items on display at this 22-room Italianate-style... more » Owner description: The green drapes from "Gone with the Wind" are one of the many interesting items on display at this 22-room Italianate-style home. Built in 1857, the mansion now exhibits period furnishings and also includes items from the estate of flamboyant entertainer Liberace. « less
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#16 of 16 in Galena
Category: Performances
Owner description: Presenting an irreverent, thought provoking, and tantalizing One Woman Show written by award‐winning playwright Robert Lynn.... more » Owner description: Presenting an irreverent, thought provoking, and tantalizing One Woman Show written by award‐winning playwright Robert Lynn. The Stupid Economy, performed by award‐winning actressChrissy Hogue, is a character driven one woman show that takes us on a journey through the lives of 6 women of varying ages, social class, and ethnicity and their different experiences during the economic crisis in America 2008 and beyond, including the cold hearted Corporate Insider who tells the audience how it all works and entreats them to try to do something about it.   You will not want to miss this intensely talented collaboration. « less
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