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West Street Sculpture Park

619 S Dodge St, Galena, IL 61036-2507
+1 815-777-9591
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It's free and it's interesting

We stopped by the Sculpture Park on our way out of town. We were greeted by the owner/artist and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hidden gem

It is off the beaten path but worth the trip . The imagination and time this person dedicated to... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Morris, Illinois
via mobile
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619 S Dodge St, Galena, IL 61036-2507
+1 815-777-9591
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the Sculpture Park on our way out of town. We were greeted by the owner/artist and we spent some relaxing moments exploring the grounds and art work. I would recommend it for almost anyone. If you're not a fan of this kind...More

Thank jingles5
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It is off the beaten path but worth the trip . The imagination and time this person dedicated to awesome.

Thank dotwolver
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was such a welcome surprise. We drove down the road and parked the car. Then we just wandered about. There were so many wonderful, imaginative metal sculptures. We loved it.

Thank myobsession
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you like outdoor art this is the place! Many sculptures to see, a bit quirky but worth the 5 minute drive from town. Lots trails with art, wear walking shoes!

1  Thank Tina S
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I'm not too much of a metal sculpture person but this was interesting and right in Galena. Gentleman makes sculptures out of old parts.

1  Thank dreed560
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We only had a few minutes before a tour and then it started raining so we were not able to spend as much time as we liked. But, it is a very neat spot for anyone who is artistic, creative, or who just wants to...More

1  Thank Illinoisnow
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were able to meet the artist, John, and visit with him in his studio. It was a beautiful day to take our time and wander about. John encouraged is to take all the photos we wanted. We even had five deer pop out of...More

1  Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Local artist John Martinson has an eclectic sculpture park just outside of downtown Galena. Sculptures are made out of recycled articles like bicycles, buckets, ladders and more. He has a nice brochure describing each piece. He even provides bug spray as these sculptures are nestled...More

1  Thank Becky K
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Art out of junk and found objects is an acquired taste that I have not acquired yet. That is the kind of sculpture you will find here. It certainly took skill and some creativity to put it together, but I don't find it appealing or...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you appreciate art, creativity, and nature, then don't miss this outstanding display. We had such a fun morning exploring this unique attraction. The best part? It's free! Bring your camera and wear close-toed shoes - there are some cool parts that involve a little...More

2  Thank MouseMagic
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