Shop, Tour and Attend Festivals in Galesburg
You'll have plenty of things to do during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, convenient to the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Sandburg and within walking distance of Sandburg Mall. After a tour of the home and gardens at the Sandburg historic site and mall shopping, 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.
Don't miss these local attractions:
- 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 on the grounds.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-2361
- 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, also home of the annual Black Earth Film Festival.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-7415
- Knox County Scenic Drive (5.8 miles)
A self-guided driving tour through Knox County provides you with a picturesque adventure to covered bridges, historic buildings and local festivals.
Phone: +1 (309) 343-2485
- Sandburg Mall (0.1 mile)
Walk to this indoor mall to shop all your favorite retailers, including JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, Christopher & Banks and Bergner’s.
Phone: +1 (309) 344-1331
- Seminary Street Historic Commercial District (3.3 miles)
Spend the day in Galesburg’s historic district exploring the fashion boutiques, specialty gift shops, coffee shops and more, housed in storefronts that were originally built in the 1800s and revitalized with independent, locally owned businesses.
Phone: +1 (309) 342-1000
The Country Inn & Suites, Galesburg is located off I-74. Take exit 46A to Highway 34 W. Take Highway 34 W to Henderson Street. At the first traffic light, take a right on Carl Sandburg Drive. The hotel is on the right, directly across from Sandburg Mall.
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