Need a nostalgia trip? You won't need a time machine to do so. Leave the Delorean at home because you can use your regular vehicle to get there.

In a recent story shared by Redbook titled 30 Nostalgic Photos of Main Street in Towns Across America, they look at some of the best little towns in the US.

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While scrolling I had a feeling I was going to see this place that we have covered for you a few different times and I was right.

Smack dab in the middle of the slideshow of all these towns from coast to coast sits Galena, Illinois.

Redbook:

Main Street in Galena Illinois is better-known by it's memorable nickname: Helluva Half-Mile.

I had no idea that's what Galena's Main Street is referred to as but I'm here for it.

Besides the great nickname, Galena is an excellent town to visit for a day trip, especially now.

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The Christmas season is really when things get taken to another level in Galena, where most of the action takes place on or around the "Helluva Half-Mile."

While most of the big Christmas events have already passed for 2021, there are still a few things left to do to celebrate the holidays in Galena.

For a full list. check out visitgalena.org.

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That said, you can always just grab something to eat and do a little shopping. Honestly, it's one of my favorite things to do when I get some free time.

Gather the wife, maybe the kids, and head up to Galena for the day. I kind of wish I could go there right now.

Maybe Redbook is right? I'm feeling nostalgic for that Main Street as we speak.

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