Tour Galena on an Illinois Bus Charter

Rent a Bus to Explore Civil War History, Golf & Nature in Galena

Whether you are looking to ski the slopes, ride the river, visit the historic mansions or see the site of a famous Indian war, you'll fall in love with Galena. Quaint shops, inns, great golf courses and B & Bs beckon visitors to this resort town in the Mississippi River Valley.

Galena's Main Street preserves the past with red-brick, 19th century storefronts, a delight for shoppers and history lovers alike. Mining was also once very profitable here and you can see more than 4,000 artifacts from its pioneer residents at the Elizabeth History Museum.

Outdoor enthusiasts will have a hard time choosing what to do first with hiking, river sports and acres of scenic parks This area is also home to the endangered bald eagle, which nests here during the winter months.

Whether it's a ski vacation, corporate event, bridal party or just the desire to get away from it all, US Coachways gets you where you want to go. We offer city bus charters throughout Illinois, including Peoria, Chicago and Springfield. Our well-maintained fleet, ranging from mini buses to 56-seat coaches, can accommodate any size group or special event.  With around-the-clock booking available and great bus rental rates, we are a favorite charter bus service for church groups, sports teams and milestone events such as bachelor parties, anniversaries and birthdays. Let us help you plan your trip and travel in comfort on one of many buses with luxury amenities. You just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Bald Eagles, Riverboats, Historic Sites & More  

Whether you want to explore local wineries, play a round of golf on an outstanding course or get a glimpse of a bald eagle, Galena has it all. From historic sites to riverboats rides along the Mississippi River, there are many unique attractions and points of interest in Galena and nearby towns. Below are just some of the many things to see and do in the area.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Although prized for its quaint, historic atmosphere, Galena has some unique entertainment possibilities, from antique horse drawn carriage rides to water slides at the Alice T. Virtue Water Park. Cruise the mighty Mississippi River on an authentic riverboat. At night, head downriver to Moline and catch a show at the 16,000-seat iWireless Center, try your luck at Jumer’s Casino or cruise Rock Island’s arts and entertainment district, a downtown pedestrian mall that lights up with restaurants, clubs and a playhouse set in historic buildings.
  • Arts & Cultural — The venues may be small, but Galena and the nearby “Quad Cities” of Moline and Rock Island have great museums and professional theater from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design to the Playcrafters Barn Theater. More than a dozen large, welded steel sculptures by award-winning local artist John Martinson are scattered throughout Galena’s West Street Sculpture Park. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Rock Island houses the largest private holdings of important original manuscripts and documents.
  • Restaurants & Shopping — Historic Galena's downtown was voted “Best Main Street" by Midwest Living magazine for a reason. There's a variety of specialty and gift shops here worth visiting. Throughout the surrounding countryside, you'll find antiques. In Moline, hit the restaurants and pubs at the John Deere Commons or explore the 130 shops at the South Park Mall.
  • Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Galena is one of the Midwest's top golf destinations with 10 scenic golf courses. Among the most challenging is the 18-hole Storybrook Golf Club. You also will want to visit Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, a multiple-award winner. For sports fans, the 12,000-seat iWireless Center in Moline plays host to the Quad City Mallards hockey team.
  • Historical Sites & Landmarks — History is well preserved in Galena, where General Grant made his home before he was elected the 18th president of the United States. You can explore Main Street, visit the general's estate or tour the Old Stockade, which was used as a safe place for women and children during the Blackhawk War of 1832. In Rock Island, spend the day exploring the Black Hawk Historic Site, voted one of the "7 Wonders of Illinois." Travel to nearby Moline where the legacy of John Deere thrives, and visit the house lived in by generations of Deere descendants.
  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — Galena is surrounded by ski resorts, making it a popular winter destination, but is an all-season paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, river sports and acres of scenic parks. Visit the Galena River Trail for its six miles of hiking trails or explore the local flora and fauna in Buehler Preserve, Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve and Apple River Canyon State Park.
  • Zoos & Aquariums — Galena doesn’t have a zoo, but it does have an alpaca farm. Friendly to people, quiet and stately, theses critters can be seen year-round at the Adventure Creek Alpaca & Goldendoodle Farm.
  • Other Points Of Interest — Ever wonder what it feels like to drive a bulldozer? Moline is home base to John Deere, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of farm machinery. Tour the plant or visit the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline to see vintage machines and climb aboard new ones or operate a simulated bulldozer.

Why Wait? Book Your Galena Bus Rental Today

Traveling to Illinois is easy with a bus charter rental from US Coachways for groups of all sizes, whether you want a 56-seat coach bus, a mini bus or a party bus. We are ready when you are to make your bus charter reservation with our travel specialists available 7-days a week, 24-hours a day to take your call. Contact us today at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427).

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