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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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Chicago
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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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Bonfield, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Although the park is not very large, I very much enjoy it when I'm there. For me, the best part is sitting on one of the benches near the river and gazing upon beautiful downtown Galena and the stately homes on the hill behind the downtown area. Sitting still, reflecting and relaxing are things I don't get to do often... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had never been in Galena beore this past weekend. I think I chose the best day to visit out of the whole year, July 4th. They had a wonderful parade and then shot fireworks from Grant Park...most patriotic town I've ever been to. I don't think there was one person who wasn't wearing red, white and blue. AWESOME place... More

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Arlington Heights
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Grant Park - named for Ulysses S. Grant offers a peaceful spot to relax and an amazing view of the town of Galena. A bit of military history displayed with canons form several wars. Also views of the Galena River.

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The water was barely flowing in the fountain (which was in great need of cleaning). Additionally we were there after Memorial Day, yet none of the planters had flowers. :-(

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A wonderful little picnic area adjacent to the downtown area, a short walk across a nice little bridge over the river. There are several monuments, cannons and a gazebo. Bring a lunch or supper and sit on the berm and enjoy the laid back environment of the park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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380 reviews 380 reviews
157 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Of all the places to visit in historic Galena, Grant Park is probably the least popular of all of them. But it's worth a stop. And it's not out of the way. It's a convenient stop on the way to or the way back from Grant's House. And it affords a wonderful picturesque view of Galena, like a postcard. Founded... More

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