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terrsall
Waterloo, IN620 contributions
Nov 2019
We rolled into Galena planning to stay the night but had no reservations. While looking at pamphlets I decided to ask about lodging not expecting much more than a map as to locations. Boy was I wrong. The two ladies went into action and actually called some places we thought looked good. Before we knew it we had a place to stay at a great price! This would have been much harder in Summer but being November it worked out. They were so nice and we really appreciated their help!
Written April 17, 2020
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Mark G
Baltimore, MD29 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Instead of wandering around aimlessly, stop here first. We had parked a short distance from the DeSoto hotel and never would have known about it as a very good attraction if the folks at the Welcome Center hadn't suggested it. After touring the town a bit, we ended up having a picnic outside the Center...a nice little touch.
Written September 28, 2017
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CatzandMike
Farmington, MN85 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We actually stopped here twice. The ladies were wonderful and very helpful. The only disappointment was the number of attractions that were closed on Tuesday.
Written August 27, 2016
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Sandy K
Wheeling, IL8 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Everyone was very helpful, and always asked if we had any questions. We stopped in before our Trolley ride.
Written August 22, 2016
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Cheryl B
Franksville, WI12 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Features a variety mediums of local artists. Very reasonable prices. We purchased two paintings and took them to the historic post office to package and mail home since we were on the motorcycle.
Written July 17, 2016
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Bonnie55528
York, PA14 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Wanted meet the person I spoke to over the phone, so I went to the Welcome center to seek her out. She was so helpful and pleasant as well as the others who work there. The welcome center also has a wonderful historical display on Ulysses S. Grant. The highly recommend stopping there first..
Written June 9, 2016
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horseshowmom
Schaumburg, IL63 contributions
May 2016 • Family
I wish we had stopped here first, but, alas, we came here last to see the Grant artifacts we heard about on our tour of Grants Home. Lovely ladies at the desk ready and very willing to answer any and all of your questions...even the one I asked about the plantings in their yard. Get coupons, too. Have fun on your visit to Galena.
Written June 6, 2016
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PastorS
17 contributions
Sep 2020
The Old Market House is presently closed. Take a look at the building, however. It is an excellent example of period architecture. The building has beautiful lines. Next to Old Market House is a building which presently houses the welcome center and public restrooms.
Written September 21, 2020
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Joe J
Pickens, SC72 contributions
Oct 2019
More than a welcome center - has the usual phamplets and 2 great helpers when we were there. Lots of President Grant info, picctures, facts, etc.
Written October 9, 2019
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honestreviews64
Winnebago, IL26 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The people here are very kind and offer good advice on what to do. They have maps and brochures. It is a good place to begin the day and then on the way home, they have nice clean bathrooms to use before getting on the way home. Most stores do not have public bathrooms.
Written October 23, 2018
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