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Grant Park

Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A very clean park, good view of downtown, within a short walk of Grant's home and full of Civil War information about their native son, U.S. Grant. A must visit, especially on a dry, sunny day.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped here to do a little geocaching and talk about a litte gem - what a beautiful park! Neat artillery and gorgeous views overlooking historic downtown Galena. This is worth a stop!

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Chicago
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lovely landscaped Victorian park on top of the hill across the Galena River from town. Benches located along the edge of the park facing the river and town below afford a serene place to take in the scenery. Interesting canon artifacts on display, a statue of Grant, gazebo and children's playlot. Take advantage of free parking on Water St. and... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very Victorian setting with a great statue of grant. Old gazebo was cute. It had a great view of Galena giving a wide view of the valley.

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Galena, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We always make sure to get out and watch the Galena Fireworks on the 4th of July. There is a lot of people in town for the show! Thankfully there are many places for people to watch from either close up on the sidewalk across the river or lots of other places around town.

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Sun Prairie
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Grant Park is a great park setting for a picnic lunch and take pictures of the town of Galena. There is a gravel running trail next to the park that can be used by bike or running enthusiasts

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