Galena is a golfer's dream town and features four world-class courses! But aside from golfing, Galena is a scenic town surrounded by beautiful nature and along the Mississippi River making running and walking, biking and hiking active endeavors to undertake here.

As for those golf courses, Eagle Ridge not only has one of those world-class courses, but is also a hotel which has a top-notch spa. Be sure to check out their website for more information on their four, yes that's four courses, including a championship course. Each one is greatly different making for a challenging stay while you are here. The Galena Golf Club is a semi-private 18-hole course with club restaurant. The club is also quite historic, having been built in 1930.

Apple River Canyon State Park is very close to Galena. The park is a great place for camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. The park is the starting place for the annual duathalon and triathalon that takes place in May.

For swimming you will want to head just north of the city to the Alice T. Virtue Memorial Pool and Water Park. In the center of Galena however, is their new recreation center, located on Bench Street and it is almost always bustling with sport activities.