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Galesburg, Illinois

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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

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

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

Pekin Park District

Putt the Magic Dragon is a beautifully landscaped miniature golf course featuring 18 holes of choice, challenge and chance. A...

Flanagan House Museum

Circa 1837, this Georgian style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the oldest home in Peoria....

Abe Lincoln's Talking House Driving Tour

Tune your vehicles radio into 1650 AM or 1620 AM and listen to the history behind 11 homes in Pittsfield, Illinois that were ...

Discovery Depot Children's Museum

Discovery Depot provides an environment for fun, educational experiences for children and families. Interactive exhibits, pro...

Miller Park Zoo

A Bloomington/Normal landmark since 1891, Miller Park Zoo is the only Illinois zoo to feature the endangered Sumatran Tiger. ...