Those that have visited this Illinois place will tell you there's no place quite like it. That sentiment is now confirmed by the internet as multiple sites have declared it as one of the prettiest small towns in America. One says it's the 3rd best in the US.

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There's a brand new ranking of the prettiest small towns in America by Have Clothes, Will Travel. The writer doesn't take long before naming Galena, Illinois as the 3rd prettiest small town in America and for good reason. It's about as picturesque place as you will find in the Midwest.

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If you've been through Galena, Illinois, you know that most of the town not that far from the Mississippi River with many of the centuries-old buildings still looking as they did way back when.

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But wait, there's more...

Galena, Illinois being named one of the prettiest towns in America isn't just one writer's opinion. Another list by website The Travel also included Galena as they named it the #7 prettiest small town in America. When you're place is making top 10 lists like this consistently, you must be doing something right.

No town is perfect, but Galena has so many unique features it's hard to argue with these internet "experts". Not many towns can maintain their character while still growing, but Galena has pulled it off and remains one of the must-visit towns in Illinois and yes, one of the prettiest in America.

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