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Grant Park

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Address: Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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Nice place to sit and view Galena from across the river

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sally M
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Arthur, Illinois
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Arthur, Illinois
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Lisa R
Galena IL
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49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picture shows the old blacksmith shop on the west bank of the Galena river so perhaps not the best representation of the park. The main part is on the east side, and offers a great panoramic view of the city from the river up the hills. With a little searching you can see most of the church spires. While... More 

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Thank willearnest
Urbandale, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little park for a stroll. Well maintained with a nice fountain. Interesting cannons if you are into that. Play area for kids.

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Thank John38474
Iowa
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400 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grant Park offers 3.5 acres of relaxation and history with a full complement of park amenities (pavilion, gazebo, restrooms, basketball) as well as historic cannons and monuments. It is conveniently accessible to downtown Galena with a pedestrian bridge over the Galena River and the Canadian National Railway tracks. A very nice park that is worth relaxing at or learning about... More 

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Thank IA_Hawks
Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grant Park is a wonderful little park that boasts a terrific view of Galena, and the park itself is beautiful! It is a very peaceful and clean park and we enjoyed all of the sights in the park!

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Thank Sugars4
West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful park to take a walk in and take photos overlooking the city and river. Lovely perrenials and a few canons and a statue of Grant with a fountain.

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Thank atvgirl
Orange City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Galena, IL is a great spot to visit... been thru here many times, But Grant park is full of history and locals will come and talk to you as well., Nice place to just get away and go your pace,,,,, My kids like the history of the park as well..

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Thank JonnysPlace
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We actually stumbled upon this park. We went for a walk after dinner along the Galena River and crossed the bridge to the park. There are quite a few cannons, a soaring statue of General Grant, a fountain, some benches and a playground. It's a wonderful place to sit and relax after dinner or get away from the bustling downtown.... More 

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Thank JulesM1958
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Clean park with easy access to walking/biking path. Lovely view of the river and downtown. Great playground area for families.

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