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Grant Park

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Address: Park Ave (600 Block), Galena, IL

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A good place to relax

A short walk across the bridge (over the Galena River) from downtown Galena is this park commemorating General Grant. There are some displays here and many benches to sit down... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pat T
Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short walk across the bridge (over the Galena River) from downtown Galena is this park commemorating General Grant. There are some displays here and many benches to sit down and relax.

Thank Pat T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charming well kept area just below Ulysses Grant home. Pagoda, cannons, well mown lawn..really quite charming!

Thank AaronFWA
Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history on a wonderful pathway that can be as short or as long as you create it to be. Loaded with many pokemon stops at several historical locations.

Thank Jim K
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went through a a stroll on a brisk spring day, beautiful, well maintained park. Enjoyed reading all the historical background information posted throughout. Will be even more beautiful when it warms up a bit!

Thank Debe1204
Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked our car in town and our granddaughter wanted to see the bridge over the river. We ended up walking across and seeing the lovely park on the other side. It is simple, yet beautiful, with historical cannons here and there that are all worth seeing. The site is very pretty with a gazebo and a statue of Ulysses... More 

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Kirkwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Grant Park is a short walk from downtown via a footbridge across the river. There are several old cannons of various ages with information about their origins, a picnic pavilion, restrooms, and a walking path along the river. We walked from the first footbridge to the second one, crossed it and walked back on the other side of the river... More 

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Rochelle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you are on a tight budget on your trip to Galena but still want to eat well and enjoy the town then bring a picnic and eat in Grant Park. There are plenty of benches in the park and some picnic tables. The views of the town are great from this location.

Thank deanabingham
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice walkabout to see and learn more about American history. Enjoyed the trail along the Galena river.

Thank Jojocola
Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Great place for a picnic or a quick walk. You will get the perfect picture with the Downtown in the background.

Thank JazminSchroeder
Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty cool historic park it is well cared for and has some cool views. There is a statue of U. S. Grant in the middle of the park and there is some old cannons and other military equipment throughout the park. For each piece of equipment there is not only a plaque with a description but also... More 

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