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Grant Park

Address: Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

they filled hte river to park cars, and so this has one statue and is a huge parking lot, why bother? The river was great until they ruined it.

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Roselle, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice stop w some historical cannons and gazebo. The highlight is the view of Galena. Great place for a summer picnic.

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Galena, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice little park on the East side of Galena. You can picnic there or simply enjoy the view of Galena. There are a few pieces of playground equipment for the kids.

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Grinnell, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Despite the unseasonably cold weather for mid-November, Grant Park was a very scenic area, rich in photo-ops!

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des moines
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was very pretty, some history info there. A nice walk outdoors. Not too big so just a short walk.

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Galesburg, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just a short walk, historical statues and cannons on a well manicured landmark . NIcely kept and on the way to town, crossing over footbridge

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Located behind the historic DeSoto Hotel -- and a short hike over the Galena River bridge -- Grant Park offers outstanding historic features that reflect the Civil War period, as well as beautiful flower gardens and an old-time band stand.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very nice park. Didn't see everything here as I came during Country Fair weekend, and it was super busy. I visit Galena much parking was a breeze at city lot. Country fair weekend is busy and there were many thousands at Country Fair, Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went to the Country Art fair at Grant Park. We stayed at the Desoto House and avoided the bumper to bumper traffic coming into Galena. The Park has a beautiful gazebo, cannons, and a large statue of Grant. I love the pedestrian bridge over the river to the park from downtown Galena. The area is very pretty and the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

we walked around grant park around sunset and were very impressed. spacious and green, it was peaceful and enjoyable.

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