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Lovely waterfall

Beautiful little waterfall - right off the road - easy stroll. Visited in the winter so lots of ice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
abuelna13
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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"Off The Beaten Path"

Nice little area to visit. The falls are the only thing here so it's just a quick stop off of US... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
jaylbay
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Chicago, Illinois
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All reviews galena territory great place to take pictures small water fall quick detour beautiful place to stop short hike eagle ridge resort my husband and i spillway mist territories beauty selfie cars pics picnic scenic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful little waterfall - right off the road - easy stroll. Visited in the winter so lots of ice and snow. Made the view beautiful but the path was tough to walk on. Better summer activity.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank abuelna13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This waterfall is hidden back within the Galena Territories, and you have to follow a lot of twists and turns to get there. It is gorgeous to behold! There's not much there - you park, look over to the side, oh hey there it is,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michaela M
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

The sign says private, not public and you need a sticker which we didn't have went in anyhow and the other 3 cars had no stickers. It's a short walk to the falls. Beautiful area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank djmelmom
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Thunderbay Falls is beautiful and very easy to get to. It's tucked away in Galena territory and right off the road.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank samj1225
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you are going to Galena it is just outside of the town. If you enjoy waterfalls it’s worth a short trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 965deborahv
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Must be on the golf course as that is the only thing we found and even locals did not know where this was! The book I had did not say "members only"!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lois H
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This waterfall is probably actually a spillway--but it's still beautiful. It's in the Galena Territory--maybe 10/12 minutes from Galena--but worth the drive. Part of what makes it so pretty is that the white foam/bubbles you see in a waterfall are contrasted with a really black...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank suedo66
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We happened on to the falls and we were amazed. They are beautiful. We were just taking a drive looking at the country side and it was very unexpected

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dixiecurry38
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Nice little area to visit. The falls are the only thing here so it's just a quick stop off of US 20. Large area to watch and photograph along with a small lot for your car.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaylbay
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Small gravel parking lot. Short walk to falls.Worth stopping at to take in the sights and sounds. Scenic and good views from two levels.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank slhuber2016
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Andrew H
29 August 2018|
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Response from djmelmom | Reviewed this property |
Not legally.
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Ezra A
17 June 2018|
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Response from tinasJ1795QG | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s open to the public.
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educate7
30 April 2018|
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No, this is not a location you can't swim at. Just a nice view for photos.
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