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Address: 314 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-1248
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Description: Galena Trolley Tours - One Hour Non-Stop Tour of the City, 2 1/2 Hour Tour...
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.
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Narrated Tour of Galena with History, Architecture, and Fun Facts

The staff was a bit unorganized - no one seemed to know what time the trolleys would run - but when we finally got started, it was enjoyable ride. We took the ride Friday, April... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Nancy S
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great tour of Galena, can't beat riding in one of those old time trolleys. Takes me back many years and really makes Galena special. Old time Galena and old time trolleys. Thought the trip was informative as I have never been to Galena. Have to do this tour if you want to really know about Galena.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The staff was a bit unorganized - no one seemed to know what time the trolleys would run - but when we finally got started, it was enjoyable ride. We took the ride Friday, April 3, 2015 and I believe there were 4 tours scheduled that day. For those who wrote in that the business was closed - was it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We waited for a few minutes and decided to move on - a good decision as this business looks open (trolleys are parked, sign re. hours is in the window) and we were told by Tri City that they have been out of business for some time. WHY DON'T THEY EVEN POST A SIGN SAYING THEY ARE CLOSED? We saw... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If this is your first visit to Galena I recommend taking this 1 hour tour. Our driver told us history about the town, area and specific buildings in the town. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining with corny jokes.

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Galena, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I do not see how they are getting all of these "Rave Reviews". They haven't been open in almost a year!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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