We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Great American Popcorn Company

Review Highlights
Great customer service

We stumbled on in here on New Year’s Day with our kids bc the smell drew us in. The customer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Made an 8 yr old very happy

My 8 year old loves popcorn more than normal. Stopping here on our way home was always the plan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Illiopolis, Illinois
via mobile
Read all 150 reviews
All photos (24)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“caramel corn”(17 reviews)
“fudge”(19 reviews)
“free samples”(14 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
110 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036-2225
+1 815-777-4116
Improve This Listing
Reviews (150)
Filter reviews
150 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews caramel corn fudge free samples popcorn flavors cotton candy small bag cheddar cheese unique flavors birthday cake an ice cream shop butterfinger free deal vermont maple offering samples salt water taffy huge bags door county coffee
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 150 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on in here on New Year’s Day with our kids bc the smell drew us in. The customer service was amazing! The man who I’m guessing is the owner was so nice and offered us any samples we wanted. We took the buy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mar1180
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old loves popcorn more than normal. Stopping here on our way home was always the plan. The bag he got was much larger than ours were. There were tons of choices. Great place to visit again and again!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eroom5721
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Stopped in here on Black Friday. Place was packed as was the rest of Galena. Popcorn smell was great, who doesn't like the smell of popcorn? Almost every flavor of popcorn to choose from that you can think of, however, it's pricey at $7 for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I visit Galena every year for the craft show. This popcorn place is, hands down, my favorite popcorn store! Super busy but every single employee is cheerful and super helpful and nice. The owner, Dave Lewis, makes sure that you try a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kelseya827
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Like flies drawn to honey (or manure), people simply cannot resist entering the Great American Popcorn Company. And, yes, it's a fun place. Entertaining to see the mountains of popcorn and sample till you're sick. You'll almost surely also be compelled to buy a bag...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The smells drew me into this delightful store. Soooo many flavors and you can sample any of them before you buy. It was seriously hard to decide which flavors to get, the Tiger Butter and Memphis BBQ were particularly good. Super friendly and efficient service....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This place smells amazing. You can sample any of the flavors they have (and there are dozens). My favorite is still the plain caramel corn. Zap it in the microwave for just a few seconds to warm it slightly before eating it. tastes like it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MotherOfTwoSons
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Husband and I both got ice cream and popcorn. Both equally yummy especially on a very hot day. Would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pho2angela75
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I'm from Chicago and we have Garret's popcorn. When we topped at the GAPC it was really cute inside and they had samples of everything! That day their special was the cookies and cream popcorn! I at first though yuk - omg it was amazing....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Stop by the Great American Popcorn Company for unique flavored popcorn, taffy and old-fashioned candies. I purchased several bags as gifts - buy 3 get a bag of Kettle Corn free! This is a fun shop for both adults and kids. Not as good as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mmpul
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
DeSoto House Hotel
655 reviews
.18 km away
Best Western Designer Inn & Suites
756 reviews
1.26 km away
Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
904 reviews
1.39 km away
Stoney Creek Inn
941 reviews
1.41 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 68 nearby restaurants
Fried Green Tomatoes
1,716 reviews
.17 km away
Root Beer Revelry
230 reviews
.17 km away
Log Cabin Restaurant
1,289 reviews
.13 km away
360 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 102 nearby attractions
Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum
302 reviews
.04 km away
Galena Welcome Center
72 reviews
.11 km away
Old Market House State Historic Site
82 reviews
.11 km away
Mark Twain & The Laughing River
16 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
12 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from bigcountry1991 | Reviewed this property |
They do ship it they also have good sodas u don’t find anymore
Rhonda M
4 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
yes they are/were. Not sure what their off season hours might be.