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Hot air balloon adventures in Galena, Illinois
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Hiking along a nature trail in Great Rivers Country, Illinois
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Fun water activities in Great Rivers Country, Illinois
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Scenic vistas and views in Illinois
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Unique and comfortable accommodations in Great Rivers Country
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As I drove into Illinois’ Great Rivers Country, on Highway 20, the sights were already making me start to relax.

The rolling hills gave way to beautiful views full of trees starting to change to fall colors. My time in Galena, with its charming downtown, beautiful landscape, luxurious spas and delightful wine, left me so refreshed.

Relaxing in the Great Outdoors

We began our visit at Mississippi Palisades State Park where we found some truly breathtaking overlooks of the Great Mississippi and Apple rivers. The park is easy to navigate, with well maintained paths and scenic rest spots. We decided we were in the mood for some more fresh air so we hit the golf course at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. What a perfectly manicured course with interesting terrain and the most stunning views. From the 14th hole, Eagle Ridge’s signature hole, we could see three states: Wisconsin, Iowa and, of course, Illinois. After the round, we returned to the clubhouse for a wonderful hot stone massage.

Discover the breathtaking river views and all of the outdoor activities that Great Rivers Country has to offer.