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Galena Trolley Tours

314 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-1248
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Ranked #8 of 20 Activities in Galena
Type: Tours
Owner description: Galena Trolley Tours - One Hour Non-Stop Tour of the City, 2 1/2 Hour Tour of Homes(3 Home Tours). We have quality and affordability with 25 years... more » Owner description: Galena Trolley Tours - One Hour Non-Stop Tour of the City, 2 1/2 Hour Tour of Homes(3 Home Tours). We have quality and affordability with 25 years behind us. All kids ride free and every customer gets a bag of popcorn. We have the cute little cherry apple red trolleys just in the flood gates on the right. Come check out our snack & gift shop and restrooms and relax while you wait for your tour. We care about our customers and want them to enjoy their time in Galena. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Tried to do this trolley tour on Country Fair weekend. Was told they were not operating that weekend (a downtown trolley company NOT OPEN on Country Fair weekend?!?), but if I wanted to I could see a play about Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Franklin has no ties to Galena that I can discern. I talked to a Galena cop. He told... More

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Springfield, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tour was very informative about Galena and its history and quite scenic traversing both sides of the river. Our guide was great and filled with lots of information. It's definitely worth the time. I would recommend doing this as one of the first things you do to give you a perspective of the town and it's rich history.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

No first trip to Galena should go by without a ride with Galena Trolley Tours. Our driver/guide was well informed with a good sense of humor. Highly recommend this tour.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you are looking for an awesome history tour of Galena, look no father than Galena Trolley Tours. They are the best in town by far!!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've taken two trolley tours in Galena, with both companies, and both are equally enjoyable and informative. Lots of the same history/information given by both companies, but some of the info given varies with the tour guide you have. Best and easiest way to get an overall view of Galena and learn more about its amazing history. Don't think 'oh,... More

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charlotte
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good history lesson and was a great way for my mother-in-law, who has issues with walking, to see the city.

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chicago, il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Trolley driver was a great history buff and really knew his stuff. The tour travels up & down all the Galena streets & the back story on the individual buildings and the entire area is given in chronological order. This is definitely NOT a dry history lesson; it is very entertaining and leaves you wanting to explore more of... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Trolley Tour provides a great overview of the area! The narration provides an education on its very interesting history! Do this before you do anything else there!

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Marengo, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed riding the trolley and listening to the information provided by the tour guide. He was funny and shared a great mix of stories and history. I would highly recommend it for history buffs of all ages.

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Cary, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Galena Trolley Tours did not appear to be in operation at this time (July 2014). There are no signs to indicate that the trolleys are not in operation, although they have them parked out in the open on the street. Very confusing for trying to find the other Trolley Tour Company which IS operating in Galena.

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