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Galena Trolley Tours

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Address: 314 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815-777-1248
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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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Interesting tour

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joan48103
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Ann Arbor
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Laura L
Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Joan48103
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 

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Grandville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 25 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.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We wanted to do a trolley tour of Galena. We saw Galena Trolley Tours and went in to the building to inquire about prices and times. We had interrupted the cashier's smoke break and it was apparent maybe we shouldn't have done that because she was very rude. She didn't voluntarily give out information and we had to pry and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The tour was awesome! It was a beautiful day and we were able to have the "curtains" rolled up for clear view of the sites. our guide was so fun and informative. I would highly recommend it.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good for the family and kids town a must see alll places are good around d0own town . Ilike the ride alot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Galena and riding the trolley was a great way to start the day. We got a tour of the downtown area and the old building throughout the city. The driver was very knowledgeable and informative telling us about the history of the city and its architecture. The tour was well worth the cost. We... More 

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