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Galva

Galva – The City of Go

Spacious parks and friendly neighborhoods showcasing Victorian architecture are featured in local homes and throughout the downtown area.  The progressive community is thriving with a variety of specialty stores, a historical museum, inviting parks, and restaurants.  

Established in 1854, Galva was named for a seaport in Sweden originally spelled Gefle.  Rich in Swedish tradition, Galva features two large decorative goats called Gavlebocken.  Scandinavian heritage is evident in its rich history, complemented by industrious invention. Home to some of the world’s most recognized entrepreneurs and inventors, Galvans take great pride in a job well done. Galva has been home to many famous artists, cartoonists, and authors.

Annual events are surrounded by music, art, and community fun! In July, the skies shine brightly and in December, Veteran’s Park glows.

Annual Events

  • More on 34
  • Freedom Fest 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
  • Freedom Fest Car Show at Wiley Park
  • Back Road Music Festival
  • Ol’ Fashioned Christmas

Galva Arts Council Meeting Space
Address: 130 Exchange Street
61434
City: Galva
Description:

Are you an artist or group looking for a venue for shows, performances or perhaps a reunion? Consider the Galva Arts Council space for your next meeting need. Venue offers tables, chairs and some addi...

Galva Park District
Address: 213 SE 6th Street
61434
City: Galva
Description:

Stroll the Galva Park District thirty-three acres and enjoy a tree-lined memorial walkway, watch a ball game, swim in the heated pool. Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

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Mary’s Family Dining & Lounge
Address: 1011 SE 2nd Street on Route 34
61434
City: Galva
Description:

Mary's Family Dining offers affordable home-cooked meals served on white table cloths. Lunch specials and a salad bar are offered daily. Enjoy the friendly lounge area while you wait for your seat.

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Sherry’s Cafe
Address: 20 Chester Street
61434
City: Galva
Hours: Mon-Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description:

Sherry's is known for good food, great prices, and all the friendly service you can expect in Henry County. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine on daily specials: fish, BBQ ribs, chicken and mo...

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Special Kneads Bakery
Address: 326 Front Street
61434
City: Galva
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 6:30am - 1:30pm
Description:

This little bakery in Galva has a heart-warming story to go along with its fresh-baked goodies.    In 2018 Margaret Cortes lost her job.  At around the same time, a bakery that had operated for 80 yea...

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Sunnyfield Greenhouse and Garden Center
Address: 2440 East 2550 Street
61434
City: Galva
Hours: Open April through October on Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Description:

Sunnyfield Greenhouse and Garden Center is both for the casual and serious gardener.  You will make it a yearly visit because you will find things not grown in your backyard seriously! Walkways are li...

Super 8 Galva
Address: 301 Commercial Street
61434
City: Galva
Description:

Super 8 Galva ~ Experience A Middle America Slice of Life Super 8 Galva offers a free, 8-item Super Start breakfast bonanza ensures that you have the proper fuel to start your day in Galva. Free Wi-Fi...

The Old Red Farm Shed
Address: 1107 SE 2nd Street
61434
City: Galva
Hours: Call for appointment
Description:

Vintage farm equipment, autos and locally made museum featuring antique farm equipment, autos and implements made locally by past businesses and more, are featured in the Old Red Farm Shed. The commun...

Uncle Nolan’s Diner
Address: 320 Main Street
61434
City: Galva
Hours: Open seven days a week: 5 am to 8 pm
Description:

Neighborhood café offering simple, sensible, service and oh the food! Driving U.S. Hwy 34 it’s a must stop in Galva, IL! The food speaks! Serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner entrees with daily...

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Used and Unforgotten Furniture
Address: 128 Exchange Street
61434
City: Galva
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Description:

A myriad of used furniture is featured throughout the store. Sofas, chairs and more. Outside find porch items and outdoor decor. Located downtown Galva -  it's a must stop!

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Wiley Park Disc Golf Course
Address: 300 NW 6th Street
61434
City: Galva
Description:

9-hole course at Wiley Park