Sandy Hook

Introduction Sandy Hook takes its name from the deep piles of sand in the area. No need to get bogged down here, though. Visitor Information Direct your questions to the Grant County UWEX Office (866.472.6894/608.723.2125) or surf to the Grant County tourism website. History Sandy Hook is a small, unincorporated village that has slipped under […]

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East Dubuque

Introduction East Dubuque has long had a reputation as a wild place, but city leaders have recently taken steps to clean things up—again—by closing the bars a bit earlier. While you probably don’t need to spend a full day here, there are a couple of sights worth visiting. Visitor Information There is an open-air info […]

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Introduction The oldest city in northern Illinois, Galena was more populous than Chicago at one time and has the infrastructure for a city three times its current population. It has a compact center of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings tucked into a narrow river valley; terraces race up the steep hillsides north and west of downtown, […]

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