This October the Tourista Club Takes On Galena

The destination for RIAWC Tourista’s in October is historic Galena, IL. Galena is approximately 1 1/2 hours North of the Quad Cities. We plan to meet at 8am at Northpark Mall. Our first stop will be at the Visitors Center and then we will board a trolley at 10am for a one hour tour of Galena. The cost of the trolley will be $18.00 + tax and reservations are required in advance.

After the tour, we will meet at the The Market House for lunch. The restaurant is considered handicapped accessible, but in order to reach The Market House you must walk up steps from Main Street or walk down a slanted concrete path from Bench Street.


After lunch, we will have some fun shopping or visiting some historic sites.

To make your reservation for the Galena outing, contact SallyTurke at or phone 563-332-9442 by September 28th. Your reservation will include payment for the Trolley tour ticket $18 plus tax, Non-refundable, even if you have to cancel at the last minute. Also include in RSVP if you have a concern with ability to reach the restaurant, so an alternate lunch location can be found.


There are so many great things to see & do in Galena, although it is not a complete list here are some highlights for you to consider and all are in the downtown area. For complete information on Galena go the website



–  DeSoto House Hotel, offers self-guided tour and 2 videos which are highly recommended.

–  Dowling House, $9.00

–  The Old Blacksmith Shop, recommended donation of $4.00 to 5.00

–  Galena and US Grant Museum, $10.00



–  All That’s Vintage

–  EZ Sells. USA

–  Gustafson & Grey

–  Old Blacksmith Shop Mercantile

–  Tin Pan Alley



–  Beyond the Horizon

–  Carlotta’s Studio

–  Cotton Club

–  Down the Street Boutique

–  Fever River Outfitters

–  For Bare Feet

–  Honest John’s Emporium


Specialty Items

– American Old Fashion Ice Cream Parlor

– Chocolat’

– Chocolaterie Stam Galena

– Galena’s Kandy Kitchen

– Galena Canning Company

– Galena Garlic Company

– Galena River Wine and Cheese

– Great American Popcorn Company

– Pasta Perfetta

– Timothy’s Table