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Galena Off The Beaten Path: 9 reviews and 16 photos

  Route 20 South East of Galena Observation Tower
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  • Route 20 South East of Galena Observation Tower - Galena
      Route 20 South East of Galena Observation Tower
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  • View Around the Observation Tower - Galena
      View Around the Observation Tower
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  • Closed for Repairs - Galena
      Closed for Repairs
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  • The Great River Road Map - Galena
      The Great River Road Map
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A disappointment for us on this trip is not being able to climb the Observation Tower off Highway 20 near our Time Share. We had read that the most spectacular views of the landscape and countryside was from atop this tower.

So, on a bright Thursday morning, we drove the three miles down Highway 20 from our Time Share, and eagerly awaited the climb. I took photos from every angle of the outside of the structure. When we arrived up close, there was a sign indicating that it was closed to the public because of repairs. Also, it was blockaded so that it was virtually impossible to climb.

Photographs:

1. The Observation Tower taken from the top up.

2. The countryside scene from nearby taken from ground level.

3. The unfortunate CLOSED sign.

4. The Great River Road Map.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2007
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