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Horseshoe Mound

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1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9412
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side tour to the mound

The is a nice little park out of the way. You can see the view of Galena. It was nice little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ic1navy
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Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Beautiful views!

Worth the drive up! Beautiful views, wildflowers abound, take the path to the point for a 180 view... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy S
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“gravel road” (13 reviews)
“hiking trails” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9412
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"gravel road"
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"views are amazing"
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"mississippi river"
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"my husband and i"
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"hike"
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"stone"
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"picnic"
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"telescope"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is a nice little park out of the way. You can see the view of Galena. It was nice little history markers. They did have port-a-pottys. It easy to walk around.

Thank ic1navy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive up! Beautiful views, wildflowers abound, take the path to the point for a 180 view of the river valley and Galena together. Well maintained and beautiful grounds.

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well maintained park/overview. As someone else said you can spend 20 minutes to hours there admiring the view or even picnicking. It is a short walk from the parking lot to the overview where you can see for miles. There is no...More

Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to stop and walk around. There are a couple telescopes you can use to view the countryside. The area is well maintained. It would be really colorful in the fall.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

The best views, great at sunset, too. A must do in the Galena area! Wonderful history for how this spot was established.

Thank Happy2012005
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We took the drive up here after we got tired of shopping - so glad we did. It is absolutely lovely - a beautiful view of Galena and surrounding area from above the tree tops.

1  Thank S8897CEpatrickk
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is such a pretty, well kept place to go when you want to get away from town. It's very peaceful. There are pictures showing you where you are and what you are looking out across the valleys. The views are amazing. There are also...More

3  Thank Shona0522
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Take it very easy climbing the washboard gravel road to the peak, but it's worth it once you're there. On a clear day the views are spectacular!

1  Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This was my favorite local spot. The view was so amazing and it was just so relaxing listening to the birds and watching the world go by.

Thank Melissa V
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Just a few minutes out of Galena. Wonderful vista of the surrounding countryside. Worth the drive, glad we took the time.

Thank Todd V
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Emily P
September 25, 2017|
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Jim B
March 12, 2017|
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I wasn't aware of a chapel, but your question peaked my interest! I found (I think) what you are referring to. Check out Sinsinawa Mound - it's not far from Galena. And now I want to check it out next time we are in the... More
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290lorib
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
We were there 10/10. Not allot of color. Mainly yellows and green. Would expect weekend of 10/23 or this weekend to be in full color.
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