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Address: Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL
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A beautiful gem across the river

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mcnair2016
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Normal, Illinois
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Normal, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank kchambers1019
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Dawn V
Montebello CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Lisa R
Galena IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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