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West Street Sculpture Park

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Great Pet friendly fun

The best part about visiting off season is the lack of crowds. The best part seeing cool and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southgate, Canada

I can't say I have a great appreciation for art or sculpture, but I thought this place was great... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
South Holland, IL
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619 S Dodge St, Galena, IL 61036-2507
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part about visiting off season is the lack of crowds. The best part seeing cool and unusual items along Route 66 with 2 dogs in tow. Lots of fun

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

I can't say I have a great appreciation for art or sculpture, but I thought this place was great! There are so many wild, crazy, weird metal sculptures! They are all made out of recycled materials, and somehow it all comes together to make really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Very neat to see. Worth driving out to look at! The artist is very inventive and has a lot of visions!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank spatterson8705
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The roads look closed due to construction but they are open. We were actually surprised to see the artist there which was neat! Was a hot day but enjoyed working through the woods to appreciate the various art sculptures.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

What a treat to see this under Things to do in Galena. I’m always intrigued by sculpture gardens and this one didn’t disappoint. Plus, we were thrilled that John, the artist, came down to chat with us. What a nice man and he is so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 925deem
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is a really fun place to visit. It's a little off the beaten path, but that's what your GPS is for. They have scattered sculptures made out of old metal objects throughout the park. It's fun to wander through and 'discover' what the artist...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank re34646
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This reminded me of a smaller version of Delaney's in Baraboo, WI...Quaint, no one there when we visited. Nice getaway from the traffic of the city

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James M
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A lot of effort has been put into creating some really unique and entertaining sculptures here, and it was so fun to check out this little plot. What a great thing! Took about 20 minutes to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank John P
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This place is an interesting place to see. It is FREE! The artist creates sculptures using reusing/recycling materials. The artist is a blacksmith as well. The creativity is awesome. Who would imagine? Warning, this park is an outdoor activity. Hard terrains, hills, and lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tab S
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in Galena, make sure you save some time to wander this great and truly unique sculpture park. I loved it, and I know my 7 year old enjoyed the (designated) climbing sculpture. Plenty to see, well worth a donation. Good website...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank TrevorS887
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