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Galena Trolley Tours

314 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-1248
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Ranked #5 of 18 activities in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
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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Elmhurst, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The trolley tour was fun! Ask for Johnny. He was fun and entertaining! Got to see so many of the sites.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Take the tour[s] first and then you'll know more about what you want to see and do while you are in Galena. Driver - excellent and enjoyed his work. Historical information and facts very interesting to a variety of ages. Home tours also informative and fun but had steep stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Excellent tour. The guide truly loves doing these tours. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Trolley was heated!

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

You must take the tour if you want to find out about the History of the City! Johnny our driver was excellent! He was very informative and hilariously funny. His stories and perspective of how Galena came to be was well worth the cost of admission.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Galena is a small town with quite an impressive history. Quite interesting 19th century mansions, buildings and events which shaped America is reflected here. Ulysses S Grant also came from Galena, and became the 18th President after the Civil War. The trolley ride is 1 hour, and touches all of the noteworthy personages, buildings, and events in this town near... More

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Savoy, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We had a group of 3 adults and 3 kids and were very disappointed in the quality of the tour. First issue was the fact that the trolley tour did not even happen on a trolley - it was a shuttle bus instead! Second, the driver/tour guide was brand new (2 weeks on the job) and was just really not... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You do get to see the town without driving and some history. But the one hour was maybe 50 minutes and that was with a delay. The driver was ok but pretty over bearing. Read up on the history and do your own driving.

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