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Grant Park

Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Galena
Type: Parks
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

the park is very nice to walk around and you can seat and look over the river to the downtown (main st) of Galena. Best not to go when they are having the big art fair, which is nice but park gets way to crowded.

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We loved the 4 canons and reading about when they were originally used and how the town of Galena acquired them.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We visited during Country Fair and there were a lot of people. Still it is a very nice park and has a cannon and a large statue of US Grant, who lived in Galena for like five minutes in 1860, and now the people of Galena are all like "Yay US Grant!"

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Rockton, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Amazing views of the downtown area. Great restaurants and a variety of stores to visit. The winery was the best.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Columbus weekend traditionally host 150+ venders in Park for Craft fair, hey 150 -gotta have something you need or want - very cool.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This park is near downtown (and Ottos restaurant) with gazebo, tennis courts, cannon and more. The coolest thing is that there is a walk way/bridge over the ravene right into downtown.

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IL USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The views of the valley, the old architecture of the city, and the river are so stunning you'll be amazed you are in Illinois. Bring a camera (and a picnic lunch?). There is a park for children at the bottom of a hill so even young kids will be entertained if the views don't hold their attention. It is a... More

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Galena, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A "big city" park in a town of 3,500 people. A pavilion for concerts, a gazebo, General Grant Statue, the actual cannon that shot at Fort Sumter. and a mile of walking paths.. Located along the Galena River, which was once the port for many steamboats. Galena has lost much of its wealth from lead mines and steamboats, They have... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great views in the park and lots of history. There is a historic gazebo and fountain in the park as well as statues and monuments. Go for the history, but enjoy it as just a really nice park. There is a playground and nice picnic areas and lots of benches under large trees to sit on and just enjoy the... More

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Glenview, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a picnic at this beautiful park. It is very peaceful and is on a hill near town. The park includes a statute, Grant's home with benches throughout the park. There is parking or you can walk over the bridge from town.

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