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Address: Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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Nice place to walk, but bring bug spray!

There is a good walking path here with great views of Galena but beware of mosquitoes. I was here towards the end of September and thought there wouldn't be many left, but I left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Elizabeth A
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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a good walking path here with great views of Galena but beware of mosquitoes. I was here towards the end of September and thought there wouldn't be many left, but I left with about 5 new bites!

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Thank Elizabeth A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a nice little walk after dinner in the park. It was nice to walk across the bridge from downtown to the quiet and calmness of the park. We visited the cannons, fountain, and statues. We enjoyed it.

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Thank Imhonest2
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful old park. The surrounding neighborhoods are worth exploring by foot

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1 Thank Danelle O
Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

After dinner one evening in Galena we decided to take a walk and crossed the river on the pedestrian bridge and walked around Grant Park. Nice little city park with a statue of U.S. Grant, gardens and a band shell. A very nice stroll and very close to downtown Galena.

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1 Thank mcnair2016
Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I loved exploring Grant Park with my girlfriend. The scenic view combined with historical snippets was

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1 Thank kchambers1019
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

To make a long story short, my husband and I loved this park!! Views were amazing!! The historical facts about the cannons and the WWl weapon were interesting!! If we could've walked further and had the time we would have. Maybe next time.

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1 Thank Dawn V
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

It is a nice stop. Several cannons from several wars with a nice view of "downtown" Galena. The grass was very green. The only part I didn't like was that I was there in the morning and there was no concrete walkway that went directly to the cannons and my shoes got wet walking in the grass but it was... More 

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Thank Jim0001MontebelloCA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

After shopping on Main St for hours, our 6 yo needed some play time. Very nice playground and swings were exactly what she needed before we made the long drive home

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Thank Melissa H
Arthur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a nice park where there are plenty of benches in shady areas to just sit and view the city and people watch. There are some statues and interesting cannons with signs explaining what they are and where they came from which was very interesting. There is a playground area for the kids. We sat and watched a family... More 

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Thank Sally M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The perfect respite from all the shopping you'll do! This relaxing, well-maintained park offers great photo opportunities and options to explore. There are historical markers -- statues, cannons -- and personal ones (a combined human/canine water fountain erected in honor of someone's beloved pet). We took a load off here throughout the day and enjoyed it.

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