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Charming Galena, Illinois

  • Wed, June 12, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Galena, Illinois
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The upper Mississippi river winds through bluffs and bottomland anchoring a wonderland of good time in northwest Illinois’ jo Daviess County. Beyond Galena’s charms, there’s plenty to see and do. Beloved for its preserved downtown district and President Grant history, Galena boasts the sightseeing and entertainment options of a place twice its size. Galena’s historic Main Street has built a reputation with more than 125 art galleries, antiques stores and eclectic boutiques – all housed in beautifully restored 19th century buildings.

Ulysses S. Grant Home Tour

On August 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsomely furnished house on Bouthillier Street. It was opened to the public in 1904.

Guided City Tour

Our next stop will be a city tour with our step-on guide. Learn all about the 19th century buildings, business district, eclectic boutiques and art galleries.

Shopping & Lunch

Next, we will have time for shopping and lunch on your own. Following lunch, we will make one more SURPRISE STOP on our way back home.

This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center partnered travel opportunity. Register today to join the fun.  Seating is limited, so register today! Registrations must be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Schedule  (Return times are approximate)

 8:00 a.m.  Depart (East side) Dutch Mill Park and Ride (East Lot)
 8:30 a.m.  Pick-up Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona

 Visiting Galena
 5:00 p.m.  Return Verona Senior Center
 5:30 p.m.

 Return Dutch Mill Park & Ride


$116 per person and includes bus transportation, driver tip, admission fees, taxes, and gratuities.  Lunch on your own.

Registration Details and Deadline

Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Refund Policy

UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.


Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at ( or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

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