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Grant Park

Address: Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Galena, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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