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Galesburg, Illinois

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Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

Galesburg is the birth place and burial site of the internationally known writer, Carl Sandburg. The Visitor Center contains a museum, a museum shop, a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg are shown and a renovated "barn"

Galesburg, IL Historic Homes

Central Congregational Church

The Central Congregational Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was erected in 1898

Galesburg, IL Historic Churches

The Orpheum Theatre

The restored vaudeville Orpheum Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a monument to the spirit of Galesburg and Knox County - a love of history, the arts and community. Described as "a veritable house of enchantment" when it opened its doors on August 19, 1916

Galesburg, IL Historic Theatres

Galesburg Railroad Museum

The Galesburg Railroad Museum celebrates the shared histories of Galesburg and the railroad. Tour a real steam locomotive. See the authentic railroad memorabilia. Great for kids and rail fans!

Galesburg, IL Railroad History


Things to do near Galesburg, IL

John Deere Collector's Center

Replica of 1950s-style John Deere dealership....

Ironwood Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Arrowhead Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

El Paso Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...