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Grant Park

Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036
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A piece of history, flowers, pedestrian bridge, and walking path

We used the park most often after dinner to walk off a few calories in the cool of the... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Deborah W
Little Rock, Arkansas
via mobile
Peaceful park

After being on crowded main street this is a nice break. Has lots of history and the kids liked... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Wendy S
Janesville, Wisconsin
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Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We used the park most often after dinner to walk off a few calories in the cool of the evening...walking along the levee taking in the sights in town. However, it is also worth taking a spin around the cannon and monuments.

1  Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

After being on crowded main street this is a nice break. Has lots of history and the kids liked all the cannons. A nice place to relax and take in the view. Lots of benches and very well taken care of.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We enjoyed crossing the river and walking in the park area on both sides of the river. nice and clean. Can see the town very nicely from this view. gazabo with a couple getting married while we were there. There were a group of kids...More

Thank GiGiWest23
Reviewed 27 June 2017

PROS: best place to take a wide angle view of downtown Galena. located close to a train station that has a great big sign of Galena for photo ops. CONS: limited time allowed in parking .

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This park is an excellent beautiful addition to this quaint little town. I've been going to Galena for many many years and when I went back and saw they added the park I was extremely happy. You can go below the bridge and fish or...More

Thank SuziCalla
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Take the pedestrian bridge over the river into the park. You will see Grant's statue and the cannon that fired the first shot of the Civil War. Nice views and pleasant walk.

1  Thank iowa_mom_ks
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This park has great views of the town. There are plenty of benches to sit, many are in shade. The VFW has done a great job of obtaining and preserving cannon from the various wars. There are informative historical markers with information about the town...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and had a picnic. Very picturesque. Enjoyed the different cannons and the walk bridge.

Thank OrnateBoxTurtle
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The view of galena and the river is amazing. Take a stroll by the water front and even cross the bridge. A must see.

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Brief walk from the town. Nice place to sit and enjoy views with food and your favorite beverage! Some historical markers too.

Thank Andrew D
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Julie G
10 September 2017|
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Response from iowa_mom_ks | Reviewed this property |
We took a short drive to Elizabeth from Galena. There is a big antique mall in the former high school and a couple places on the Main Street (highway 20), plus a little cafe/coffee/sandwich place. Also a fort. We stayed in... More