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Galena Trolley Tours

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Address: 314 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
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+1 815-777-1248
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 20:00 - 21:00

Galena Trolley Tours - One Hour Non-Stop Tour of the City, 2 1/2 Hour Tour...

Galena Trolley Tours - One Hour Non-Stop Tour of the City, 2 1/2 Hour Tour of Homes(3 Home Tours). We have quality and affordability with 25 years behind us. All kids ride free and every customer gets a bag of popcorn. We have the cute little cherry apple red trolleys just in the flood gates on the right. Come check out our snack & gift shop and restrooms and relax while you wait for your tour. We care about our customers and want them to enjoy their time in Galena.

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We took this tour as a group in October. It was a bit chilly, but worth it. We visited Grants Home, Dowling House and different parts of the City. It's nice that it's located on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took this tour as a group in October. It was a bit chilly, but worth it. We visited Grants Home, Dowling House and different parts of the City. It's nice that it's located on Main street so you can shop when the tour is completed.

Thank LoStead
Antioch, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable, relaxing, historical, about an hour long ride. A quick way to get the idea of the area along with areas you will want to stop and see.

Thank Bret R
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide was a local with lots of information. We did this the second time we came to town and I wish we would have done the trolley tour the first time we were in town. Great way to get familiar with the town before you're out on your own.

Thank millerci
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

great way to get a quick tour and a snapshot of the town today and its very interesting history, Well worth the time and the $'s

Thank jima800
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I called and left 2 messages and emailed once to reserve a trolley for my husband's 40th birthday and no one contacted me. A friend happened to be in Galena so she stopped in and scheduled the tour for me, but she scheduled it for an hour too early. So I called and left another message stating that we would... More 

Thank Laura L
Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This tour gave me an overview of the town and its history. I was especially happy that the tour guide gave factual information rather than jokey tourist stuff.

Thank Joan48103
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We took the trolley to see the town other than by foot and to get some good history of the town and buildings. It was good for that we only took the one hour tour which was just what we wanted.

Thank livingthelife56
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We first took the 2 1/2 tour that includes 2 mansions and the Dowling House. While both mansions were beautiful and the Dowling House is a must see (especially for history buffs), there was a 30 minute delay getting into the Belvidere mansion which could have been avoided with a little organization between the two entities. Our trolley driver was... More 

Thank Connie W
Grandville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our tour guide was truly passionate about his job and it showed. He knew a lot about the town and it history. We went on a sunny morning on a fairly full trolley and sat on the side opposite of the driver and we were able to see all the sights except for one house's roof during the tour. This... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Getting an overview of a new location is something I like doing in preparation for making decisions to which attraction I want to return. Our driver/narrator was friendly, fun and informative.

Thank Lehman2214

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