Enjoy Family-friendly Things to Do in Galesburg
During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Galesburg, IL, you can enjoy convenient on-site amenities
like free Wi-Fi and plenty of fun things to do like a visit to the nearby Discovery Depot. Take a tour of the homes and gardens at the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Sandburg, and then stop by the nearby Galesburg Civic Art Center to browse local art exhibits. Don't miss a trip to the city's historic district to explore Seminary Street, dotted with independent shops, fashion boutiques and cafés. If you love local festivals and charming small towns, take a drive through scenic Knox County.
Museums and the Arts:
- Galesburg Civic Art Center (3 miles)
Admire the works of local artists, shop for unique jewelry in the gift shop or attend an event at this community art center, which is also home to the annual Black Earth Film Festival.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-7415
- The Orpheum Theatre (3 miles)
Broadway shows, traveling musicians and throwback movies draw visitors to this charming theater built in 1916. The stage has hosted famous acts like Mickey Rooney, Collin Raye, the Doobie Brothers and the Russian National Ballet company.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-2299
- Carl Sandburg State Historic Site (4 miles)
At the birthplace of Carl Sandburg, the iconic poet who gave voice to the American experience through his writing, you can tour the home and gardens, visit the museum and gift shop, or attend a folk music festival or other event.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-2361
- Galesburg Railroad Museum (4 miles)
Take your kids to this museum for a look through a huge collection of artifacts tied to the railroad industry in Galesburg and Western Illinois.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-9400
- Bunker Links Golf Course (2 miles)
Located in nearby Lincoln Park, “Bunks” is an 18-hole golf course that is designed to suit all skill levels. Bring the whole crew for family golf, which is offered after 6:00 p.m. each weeknight for parents, grandparents and children ages 6 to 14.
Phone: +1 (309) 344-1818
- Seminary Street Historic Commercial District (3.3 miles)
Spend the day in Galesburg’s historic district exploring fashion boutiques, specialty gift stores and coffee shops, all housed in storefronts that were originally built in the 1800s and revitalized with independent, locally owned businesses.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-1000
- Discovery Depot (3.5 miles)
Designed to educate and entertain kids of all ages, this children’s museum has a variety of hands-on exhibits, a large-scale Lite Brite, an art studio and more.
Phone: +1 (309) 344-8876
- Knox County Scenic Drive (5.8 miles)
A self-guided driving tour through Knox County provides you with plenty of picturesque views. Hop in your car for an adventure that includes covered bridges, historic buildings and local festivals.
Phone: +1 (309) 343-2485
- Carl Sandburg College (2 miles)
This two-year community college offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs covering a wide range of vocational and scholarly pursuits.
Phone: +1 (309) 344-2518
- Knox College (4 miles)
Home to more than 1,400 students, Knox College is a liberal arts school founded in 1837. Check the schedule for Division III sporting events as you cheer on the Prairie Fire in soccer, wrestling, football and more.
Phone: +1 (309) 341-7000
The Country Inn & Suites, Galesburg is located off I-74. Take exit 46A to Highway 34 West. Follow Highway 34 West to Henderson Street. At the first traffic light, take a right onto Carl Sandburg Drive. The hotel is on the right.
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