Long Hollow Tower | Apple River Fort
Apple River Fort Interpretive Center
Great Western Railroad Depot
Galena | Dubuque | Golf
Downhill and Cross Country Skiing
Parks | Birding

The Long Hollow Tower

The Long Hollow Tower on U.S. Highway 20, west of Elizabeth, is a landmark visited by thousands of travelers annually.

Open throughout the year, the tower offers a breath-taking view of the countyside. There are ample parking areas and picnic grounds at the site.

The Apple River Fort

Apple River Fort Interpretive Center

Apple River Fort
PO Box 206
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: (815)858-2028
E-mail: [email protected]

Great Western Railroad Depot

Great Western R.R. Depot
PO Box 115
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: (815)858-2098
E-mail: [email protected]


The historic town of Galena, Illinois, has been reborn as a tourism destination. You will find shopping, museums and fine dining.

Dubuque, Iowa

Across the Mississippi River lies the city of Dubuque for Riverboat Gambling, shopping, Greyhound Park, fine museums and Riverboat Rides.


There are lots of Golf Courses within a 1/2 hour drive including the championship courses at Eagle Ridge.

Downhill and Cross Country Skiing

Apple Canyon Lake and The Galena Territory have cross country ski trails and are close by. Chestnut Mountain Resort is a few minutes south of Galena and overlooks the Mississippi River.


Mississippi Palisades State Park and Apple River Canyon State Park have many ‘hiking trails and unique, beautiful bluffs and canyons. Also in the area are horseback riding hayrides and carriage rides are available only minutes away. Bring your bicycle for some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere!


Several re-claimed prairie sites are located throughout the rolling hills of our county. Eagle sighting is popular along the Mississippi River and Bluebird Trails abound!


P.O. Box 371
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028

Phone: (815)858-2221
Fax: (815)858-3881
E-mail: [email protected]