Booking a Hotel in Galesburg, IL

Galesburg, Illinois is located in Knox County and is approximately 54 miles south of Davenport, Iowa and 48 miles northwest of Peoria. Take the family on a fun-filled tour of the Galesburg Railroad Museum. The museum is dedicated to gathering and preserving the history of the local railroad. Galesburg is also home to Railroad Days festival held on the fourth weekend of June and has been going strong since 1977. VIP Tours of the Burlington Northern train cars are given during the festival. The city holds other great festivals throughout the year; the Stearman Fly-in held during Labor Day weekend, in September the Great Carboard Boat Regatta and the Annual Ruber Duck Race held at Lake Storey. 

Head out to the Lake Storey Campground and recreational area. With over 600 acres of year-round adventure from fishing, to bike trails, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy at this gem. 

Top Things to Do in Galesburg, IL

  • AMC Classic Galesburg 8
  • Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve
  • Carl Sandburg Birthplace
  • Discovery Depot Children's Museum
  • Lake Storey Campground
  • Lake Storey Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Northgate Lanes
  • The Orpheum Theatre

Colleges & Universities Near Galesburg, IL

  • Carl Sandburg College
  • Knox College

Historical Sites Near Galesburg, IL

  • Galesburg Railroad Museum, Inc

Hospitals Near Galesburg, IL

  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital
  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center

Airports Near Galesburg, IL

  • Galesburg Muni Airport-GBGT

Military Bases Near Galesburg, IL

  • National Guard
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