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Nice park

Thie park overlooks the Galena River, the town and the railroad tracks. It has a pedestrian bridge... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Constantine, Michigan
Nice pleasant walk from downtown Galena

Small quaint park....we walked on the bridge and over the Galena River from the historical Main... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Battle Creek, Michigan
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Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Thie park overlooks the Galena River, the town and the railroad tracks. It has a pedestrian bridge and includes a gazebo, fountain, cannons, a statue and lots of benches to take in the views.

Thank loriandgerald
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Small quaint park....we walked on the bridge and over the Galena River from the historical Main Street in Galena. Was a nice little walk...not tons to see but some good photo ops. Pretty view and saw people,kayaking on the river as we crossed the bridge...More

Thank marybT5775QN
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a smaller, self guided tour of statues, cannons, etc. Very nice. If you are there anyway, walk through.

Thank srmvalleygirl
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A nice and green park in the center of the city with good displays and lot of free area to stroll. Access is easy and is not very crowded. It has some military equipment on display along with a statue of Grant.

Thank PNRao
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We used the park most often after dinner to walk off a few calories in the cool of the evening...walking along the levee taking in the sights in town. However, it is also worth taking a spin around the cannon and monuments.

1  Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

After being on crowded main street this is a nice break. Has lots of history and the kids liked all the cannons. A nice place to relax and take in the view. Lots of benches and very well taken care of.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We enjoyed crossing the river and walking in the park area on both sides of the river. nice and clean. Can see the town very nicely from this view. gazabo with a couple getting married while we were there. There were a group of kids...More

Thank GiGiWest23
Reviewed 27 June 2017

PROS: best place to take a wide angle view of downtown Galena. located close to a train station that has a great big sign of Galena for photo ops. CONS: limited time allowed in parking .

Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This park is an excellent beautiful addition to this quaint little town. I've been going to Galena for many many years and when I went back and saw they added the park I was extremely happy. You can go below the bridge and fish or...More

Thank SuziCalla
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Take the pedestrian bridge over the river into the park. You will see Grant's statue and the cannon that fired the first shot of the Civil War. Nice views and pleasant walk.

1  Thank iowa_mom_ks
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Julie G
11 September 2017|
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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

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