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Great small park with wonderful view of the town and river!

Excellent venue for the Galena Country Fair in October. Shame the weather in 2018 was rainy before... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Beautiful Park

I love walking through Grant Park while in Galena. It is so peaceful and beautiful. If I ever get... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 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 28 October 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 26 October 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
Thank Ejayer
Reviewed 22 October 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
Thank starx311
Reviewed 21 October 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
Thank Amy_WDM
Reviewed 15 October 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
Thank R B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a town park, just across the river from Galena's downtown business district. There is a walkway across the river that joins both areas. Lots of stairs if you have bad knees, but you can drive there if need be. There is easy to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MotherOfTwoSons
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great view of Galena. Bring your camera. Clean park, not overly busy. there are some historical pieces to see. Walk over from town and take a peek.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 373rhonda
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Nice area to walk through with great view of town! Very safe. Be mindful that there are many steps if you cross the bridge into town.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Grant Park dates to 1890 when the Galena Gazette reported that Herman Kohlsaat, a former resident of the historic town in northwest Illinois, decided to present to the city a bronze statue of its favorite citizen, former General and President Ulysses S. Grant. Overlooking Galena...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from iowa_mom_ks | Reviewed this property |
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