Convenient to US-34 and I-74, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Galesburg, IL is a great home base for your visit to Knox College, just an 11-minute drive downtown. You’ll also be within two miles of Galesburg Municipal Airport. While you’re here, visit the birthplace of one of America’s acclaimed poets at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site. After your tour, you can relax in the hotel’s indoor pool and hot tub.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
You can plan your campus trip with the help of free high-speed Internet access. Kids under 18, including prospective students, stay free when rooming with an adult. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Whether you’ve just arrived by car or by plane, our guest rooms and suites provide a comfortable retreat. Each morning, you can warm up with a cup of coffee before heading to the hotel’s free breakfast. Standard room amenities include:
For a romantic weekend, reserve a Whirlpool Suite, complete with all standard amenities and a hot tub.
Where to Eat While You’re Here
No day is complete without our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, featuring Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit and an assortment of other hot and cold items. For lunch and dinner, head to Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor, less than a mile from the hotel, to try its renowned taco pizza. If you’re looking for restaurants downtown, dine at the Landmark Café & Creperie found on historic Seminary Street, just 10 minutes away.
Things to Do in Galesburg, IL
For a slice of true Americana, make the 10-minute drive to the Galesburg Railroad Museum and learn how trains changed the prairie. Nature and history meet at the Lake Storey Recreational Area, less than three miles from the hotel; once used as a water source for trains, now it’s a great place to fish, hike and cool off in the summer. Visit these other attractions in Galesburg, IL:
Bunker Links Municipal Golf – Five minutes away is Bunker Links, an 18-hole golf course designed to challenge players of all skill levels. Practice your shot at the driving range, and then stroll past the course’s park-like landscapes before you hit the greens.
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site – The voice of America lives on at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, the poet’s childhood home turned museum. Learn about Sandburg’s Midwestern upbringing, which influenced his Pulitzer Prize–winning poetry, as you tour the house, barn, burial site and gardens, just four miles from the hotel.
Seminary Street – Step back in time on Seminary Street, three blocks of Civil War–era buildings now filled with boutiques, cafés and museums, only three miles from the hotel. Be sure to visit Seminary Street Pub, once a 1920s speakeasy and now a favorite gathering place for locals.
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Groups & Meetings
Perfect for visiting college teams who need a convenient place to gather, our meeting space provides free high-speed Internet access, equipment rental and room for 15 people. The breakfast room is also available if you need extra space. Be sure to ask about our group discounts on guest rooms.
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