We loved the 4 canons and reading about when they were originally used and how the town of Galena acquired them.
We visited during Country Fair and there were a lot of people. Still it is a very nice park and has a cannon and a large statue of US Grant, who lived in Galena for like five minutes in 1860, and now the people of Galena are all like "Yay US Grant!"
Amazing views of the downtown area. Great restaurants and a variety of stores to visit. The winery was the best.
The views of the valley, the old architecture of the city, and the river are so stunning you'll be amazed you are in Illinois. Bring a camera (and a picnic lunch?). There is a park for children at the bottom of a hill so even young kids will be entertained if the views don't hold their attention. It is a... More
A "big city" park in a town of 3,500 people. A pavilion for concerts, a gazebo, General Grant Statue, the actual cannon that shot at Fort Sumter. and a mile of walking paths.. Located along the Galena River, which was once the port for many steamboats. Galena has lost much of its wealth from lead mines and steamboats, They have... More
Great views in the park and lots of history. There is a historic gazebo and fountain in the park as well as statues and monuments. Go for the history, but enjoy it as just a really nice park. There is a playground and nice picnic areas and lots of benches under large trees to sit on and just enjoy the... More
We had a picnic at this beautiful park. It is very peaceful and is on a hill near town. The park includes a statute, Grant's home with benches throughout the park. There is parking or you can walk over the bridge from town.
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