We're just back from The Great lakes tour with travel sphere. Our tour driver from Tri state travel was a great guy called Jack. He was brilliant from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble for him. He made our holiday holiday a happy and memorable one. Thank you Tri State Travel and a massive thank you to Jack

Tina P

WHAT A FUN TOUR!!! Our driver, Johnny, was extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. He took our group all over town showing us all the historic sites. A great history lesson! I definitely recommend taking this tour on your next trip to Galena.

Katie H

Great company with very friendly and knowledgeable drivers.

Ryan S

Strongly suggest this tour before you set out on your own.....sure is a benefit to know what is 'just around the corner' so you can get up close and personal...and the factual information offered by the driver is impeccable...Never too occupied to not answer questions and share insights of great value...Most enjoyable and informative tour before setting out on foot for individual discoveries... Outstanding tour, and marvelous experience...!!

R Williamson

We chose this one over the other one (Galena Trolley Tours) because of how nice the people were when we walked in and asked about booking. This one is part of the historical museum - Gateway to History. It is a straight charge - no tax - same price as the other one - but the other one you pay tax. Look for the building that says "Galena and US Grant Museum Store". The Trolley tickets get bought in here. The driver was wonderful and entertaining. He really knows the area. When driving through neighborhoods people wave and call out to him - he is known around town. A must do when in Galena. It is only one hour and you learn so much!

Barb P

We have been to Galena a few times but had never taken the trolley tour. Today we took the tour with Johnny as our guide. It was an informative & entertaining tour.
Johnny knew his stuff & we enjoyed his humor. The tour was an hour & we enjoyed it very much.

Judy F

It was a beautiful, warm day for a tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and built humor into his stories. Although I have been coming to Galena for decades, I saw and learned things I do not know.

Ken M

Our driver Johnny was the best! He was very knowledgeable and entertaining! The highlight of our day! Highly recommend!

Pat B

We enjoyed our trolley tour of Galena with Tri State Travel Trolley! Our bus driver and tour guide was a hoot! She was funny and sweet and we really enjoyed the information that she shared with us as we toured the city. It was very interesting and a nice, open-aired ride. We were happy to just sit and have her fill our heads with Galena facts.

Stephanie A

We did this trolley tour on the recommendation of the guest house we stayed in locally and were not disappointed. This was my first trip to Galena and was therefore keen to learn as much as possible about the history of the town. This tour was very entertaining as well as educational and would recommend it to anyone.

Marie D

I took the trolley tour with my sister and mom and it was very informative and nice to get out of the sun for an hour. Our tour guide was Johnny and he was well informed and witty. We got to see alot of historical home in the city, the river, Ulysses Grant's home, and many historical buildings. Very beautiful town!

Beth W

This is a fascinating tour of historic Galena. Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and informative! 'Johnny' had a great sense of humor, answered all of our questions, had great facts and you could tell he was very proud of Galena. He made the tour fun. You should NOT miss this opportunity. This particular trolley company is a part of Galena's historical society. I highly recommend this tour!


The tour was excellent. Great history lesson and lots of humor. Johnny was a great tour guide/driver.

Paul D

We knew nothing about the history of Galena ,and the buildings that are quite different from the modern style where we come from. Our guide has live in Galena all his life and was a wealth of information about his town and its history


Very friendly employees! We had a 1-hour tour of Galena and loved it. The driver was full of knowledge and humor. Would do it again without hesitation! Tri State is MUCH better than the Galena Trolley company across the street. Do your trolley tour with Tri State!

Kerry M