Central to The Galena Territory is the Eagle Ridge Resort
and Spa, a world-class vacation resort (this is where the golf courses
are) around which much of life here revolves. Guests will find vacation
rentals, restaurants and fitness facilities in addition to the spa and 63 holes
of golf (green fees range from $35 to $170, depending on the time of year, the
day of the week and the course). 220-acre Lake Galena has a marina and
offers the chance to enjoy numerous water activities.
The Galena Territory Homeowners' Association has its own parks and
recreation department and sponsors an assortment of recreational and
social activities, including golf outings, coffee get-togethers, wine and
cheese socials, tennis tournaments, fishing contests, walking clubs, yoga,
bridge games, poker tournaments and more. Volunteer opportunities include primarily serving on one of
several community committees. The Owners' Club Complex, the clubhouse,
includes meeting rooms, banquet and party facilities, outdoor swimming pools,
an activity center and tennis courts.
Pretty nearby Galena is home to a small hospital, Galena-Stauss
Hospital, which has 25 acute care beds and operates a 24-hour emergency
service. Two larger hospitals are located in Dubuque. Restaurants,
art galleries, a winery, bed and breakfasts and florists, most of which are
housed in mid-nineteenth century buildings, line the main one-way street
There is a library, a history museum, a local theater
and several annual festivals. A modern shopping center is located on the
west side of town, and outlet malls line Highway 20. Galena sees roughly
one million tourists a year, and many Chicagoans have second homes here.
Crime rates are well below the national
This area of Illinois has seasonal weather. Summer
temperatures can reach the 90s but average in the low 80s. Winter
temperatures average in the 20s and 30s. Humidity runs 60% to 75% on
average, and the area receives 1 to 5 inches of precipitation per month.
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