Grant Park

Grant Park, Galena: Address, Phone Number, Grant Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Anna-Maria Petricic
Iowa City, IA32 contributions
On my two day-trip visits to Galena, Grant Park proved to be a perfect spot to retreat from the buzz of shopping and store hopping and all the activity of Main Street.

In the shade of the beautiful old trees, benches face the river, where one might catch a glimpse of the kayakers or paddle boarders . Even on a hot day, it's a spot to take a few relaxing breaths while listening to the mellow sounds of water flowing in the fountain.

The park also offers a covered picnic area, a small pavilion, and a basketball court. History buffs can tour and read about the gun collection. The park is minutes away from downtown across a scenic footbridge. It is also obscured by the large embankment, so head east and head for the stairs going uphill.
Written June 24, 2020
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Jan H
New Berlin, WI294 contributions
If you go to Main Street in Galena, you must walk up the steps by the river and cross over to Grant Park. It is high on a hill with a bunch of walking paths, a statue of Ulysses S Grant, a beautiful fountain, a gazebo, and some historic cannons on display. The view of downtown Galena is fantastic. There are plenty of benches to just sit and enjoy the views. It is one of the nicest small parks I have ever been to.
Written October 8, 2020
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Randy R
Rochester, MN209 contributions
Grant Park, located across the Galena River from the city's downtown, is an outstanding place to relax, enjoy a picnic, and survey the landscape. The park offers something for everyone and includes a view of the city, benches, picnic tables, a gazebo, several cannons, a statue of General and President U.S. Grant, a fountain, a playground, and a basketball court.

For those who wish to see Galena on foot, the park is an ideal place to start. Free all-day parking in a large lot is located two blocks south across the tracks from the Galena Depot. The Grant House is a short uphill walk. Also, a pedestrian bridge leads directly to downtown, which is filled with old buildings, shops, restaurants, and bars.
Written March 12, 2020
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KYW2013
Owatonna, MN148 contributions
Couples
Nice park across the river from the town. Interesting collection of canons. The glass protection over then descriptions of each was cracked though so a bit hard to read. Nice shady place to stroll and take a break.
Written June 26, 2022
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,720 contributions
There are so many things to see and do in Galena, Illinois, that you need at least three days to enjoy all of them. How about starting one day with breakfast at Otto's Place, then walk up the hill to tour Ulysses S. Grant's home, then walk back down the hill to visit Grant Park, then walk across the bridge that spans the Galena River to downtown Galena? Be sure to take in all of Grant Park. Located at 615 Park Avenue, with a breathtaking view of Galena, it is a convenient location to have a picnic or take pictures of downtown Galena or watch the kayakers navigate along the river. The 3.5-acre park features a fountain, pergola, gazebo and pavilion. In addition, there are several historic cannons and monuments, including a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, the town's most famous citizen, a World War I German howitzer, a Spanish naval cannon and an 1861 Blakley cannon that delivered the first shot at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor to ignite the beginning of the Civil War. But if you're not into cannons or gazebos, you can just sit on a bench under a tree and enjoy the scenery. Isn't that what a vacation is all about?
Written August 2, 2022
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Christina B
Louisiana2,488 contributions
Couples
We came to spend some time here as we knew rain was coming the next day. It’s a beautiful sprawling park. Beautiful areas to sit along the river & relax, a beautiful Gazebo & a large covered area with tables, history & canons and just a nice area. Areas for young kids to play as well. There’s also a footbridge to take you into town.
Written May 29, 2022
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JEBtravel2018
Minnesota299 contributions
Across the river is Grant Park. Grateful Grant's statue is in the center of the park. Grateful for the old historic weapons. Nice view of town on the other side. Very clean and felt safe. Good place to end the day and relax. Grateful we still have this historic place.
Written October 1, 2021
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Dr-Ing-Dchen
Rapid City, SD830 contributions
Nice walk across the bridge from the Galena City office, or we also drove by as we were leaving (down the hill from Grants Home). It has a nice walking area and quiet area for a stroll. Nice place to stretch one's legs.
Written August 14, 2022
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AndyB5542
Minneapolis, MN3,753 contributions
Couples
We walked through Grant park on the way to the Grant house, from downtown.

This is a nice little park with some history to learn about, some nice fountains and a view of the river.

There are some shelters for picnics, and some benches under shade trees.
Written July 2, 2020
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CubsFan-TA
Eldridge, IA245 contributions
Loved our walk in the early morning through Grant Park. The park is near General Grants home and along the Galena river. A short walk from downtown Galena with amazing views of the charming town. Many statues and historical markers to look at. Bring your camera.
Written October 22, 2019
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