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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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Marengo, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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tarzana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

if you are here this is the best way to get an overview. We then went back to the places that interested us most

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Adel, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Galena is a tiered town so there are lots and lots of stairs to climb. Starting here with a trolley tour is a great way to see the town without all the walking. The driver was very informative and funny too. The gift shop staff was very helpful and polite. We were able to get information about other attractions and... More

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Rock Island, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was the Galena Tristate Trolley tour. 6 of us went, $18/apiece. I would recommend that this be one of the first stops you make in Galena because the guide mentions lots of restaurants and other good attractions. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. It lasted about an hour and a half. The price was a little steep,... More

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West Valley City, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took a ride last minute on the last tour of the day. Glad we did. It was very informative from a very knowledgeable driver/guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We learned a lot of the history based on this tour, tour guide had a sense of humor and knowledge about the history of Galena. This is the best way to be able to see and learn and of course not have to drive!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Four of us went on the trolley tour and we all felt that it was a must to understand what Galena is all about. The cost was $18.00 per person and takes about an hour. Since Galena has lots of hills this is the best way to see the architecture and historical sites (unless you want lots of exercise). Our... More

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Galena, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is #1 on your trip to Galena! Otherwise there is no point in going. The tour guides take an hour around the City. They will give you the history of Galena in a most informative & entertaining way.

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Coal Valley, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We bought tickets to the haunted ghost trolley tour today because it came highly recommended by the guide at the Dowling House. I have to say it was awful. Our tour guide, Doug, wasted 20 minutes of the 80 minute tour telling silly jokes and reading from note card by flashlight while we sat in the parking lot. He knew... More

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