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Nice park in the middle of town along the river with great views, seating areas and monuments for... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2019
196LindaC
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Watched a civil war battle in April, with snow!

The actors were definitely troupers to stage the battle, in snow and blowing wind. Kudos to all... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2019
98cynR
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed May 18, 2019

Nice park in the middle of town along the river with great views, seating areas and monuments for history buffs.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed April 29, 2019

The actors were definitely troupers to stage the battle, in snow and blowing wind. Kudos to all who participated as we enjoyed the cannons and battle scenes, even in the cold.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

This is a great park to walk along the river, and over the bridges overlooking downtown Galena. Beautiful location.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

We had a perfect weekend to explore. There are several artifacts, including the cannon used to fire the first shots at Ft Sumter to start the Civil War, there is a cannon used during WWi and a large memorial to those who served "in the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Excellent venue for the Galena Country Fair in October. Shame the weather in 2018 was rainy before the Fair--didn't stop anyone; and the commitee got the straw laid as fast as they could! Also nice back drop for the April boy scout weekend (Re-enactment of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I love walking through Grant Park while in Galena. It is so peaceful and beautiful. If I ever get married again I want it to be in the Gazebo. Now to find the lucky man to share it with! :)

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Traveling with another couple doing a road trip on RT 66 from Chicago to St. Louis we decided to go out of our way to see the sights and history of Galena. The only problem was we arrived on a Tuesday and many of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Great open space with plenty of historical structures to explore. Right on the beautiful river. Great views and not crowded.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We parked here to avoid busy downtown area. The sign didn’t easily show how to get to the park & pedestrian bridge from the parking lot. The park had a memorial to those who served in civil war & to general Grant.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a very scenic, great little park. Nice views across the river of the downtown area. Wonderful place to walk the dog and take a break, while visiting the area. Everything is very clean and well kept.

Date of experience: October 2018
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We took a short drive to Elizabeth from Galena. There is a big antique mall in the former high school and a couple places on the Main Street (highway 20), plus a little cafe/coffee/sandwich place. Also a fort. We stayed in... More
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