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Galena, IL

Historic downtown Galena is a filled with boutiques, art galleries and restaurants nestled in the hills next to the Galena River. We invite you to stay Saturday night and explore the local culture. Visit Rustic River Finds, the local bead shop, jewelry and gift shop owned by Trish Italia (Jess’s mom), you won’t be disappointed!

Visit to learn more about this charming small town. 


Travel Tips

The nearest airport to Galena is in Dubuque, IA. approximately 50 minutes from Chestnut Resort. Use Kayak or Orbitz to find cheaper flights.  

The Greyhound Bus offers service to Galena. 

If you are renting a car from the airport make your rental reservations in advance. Rental cars are limited at the airport. 

Other nearby airports include:

Besides Dubuque, IA (DBQ / KDBQ) Dubuque Regional Airport, in the past
people have flown into the following then drove from:

100.6 miles: Madison, WI (MSN) Dane County Regional Airport (approximately
2hours from Galena)

93.5 miles: Moline, Il (QC) Quad City International Airport (approximately
1hr 36mins from Galena) 

151 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
(approximately 2hr 30mins - 3hrs from Galena)

157 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport
(approximately 2hrs 49 mins from Galena)

49 miles: Maquoketa, IA (OQW / KOQW) Maquoketa Municipal Airport
(approximately 56mins from Galena)

80 miles: Rockford, IL (RFD) Chicago Rockford International Airport
(approximately 1hr 30mins from Galena)   *only flies from limited locations

226 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM) Des Moines International Airport
(approximately 3hrs 30mins from Galena)