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Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Experience the Historic, Enjoy the Contemporary

Home to Pulitzer-Prize winning author and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, Galesburg, Illinois, is a uniquely cosmopolitan community on the Prairie. Thanks to Knox College, one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the country, Galesburg is rich in the arts with the award-winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the Rootabaga Jazz Festival, and a large community of musicians and artists.

The town is rich in rail history but continues to be the home to one of the largest rail yards in the United States. Two local museums focus on the rail experience: Discovery Depot Children’s Museum and Galesburg Railroad Museum. The Stockdale Soldier Citizen Museum focuses on soldier military history and is named after Adm. James Stockdale. A third-century Roman martyr, St. Crescent, is entombed at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where his remains can be viewed in a glass-fronted altar. Other popular sites include the vaudeville-era Orpheum Theatre, the Central Congregational Church, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Historic Seminary Street with unique shops and restaurants, numerous antique shops and the many large Victorian homes located throughout the community.

Outdoor adventures are also plentiful, with Lake Storey Recreation Area with fishing, camping, beach swimming, paddleboats, walking trails and an outdoor water park. A 2,479-acre state fish and wildlife area, Snakeden Hollow, is a favorite fishing and hunting destination northeast of Galesburg.

Galesburg also offers many local events throughout the year including the Chocolate Festival in February, Railroad Days in June, Taste of Galesburg and Galesburg Balloon Race in July, Heritage Days in August and the National Stearman Fly-in every September. These events, combined with the attractions, make Galesburg a wonderful getaway destination. The overnight accommodations offer great convenience to out-of-town guests with over 600 rooms available. Several hotels are easily accessible just off Interstate 74 and offer group rates, convenient bus parking and on-site dining. Galesburg is easily accessed by way of Interstate 74 and Amtrak. To learn more about attractions and events, visit Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook, www.visitgalesburg.com, or call (800) 916-3330.

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(800) 916-3330
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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