Discover family-friendly things to do in Galesburg

There are a number of fun things for you to do during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Galesburg, IL. You and your family can rest up in one of our spacious hotel rooms and then visit memorable attractions like 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.

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Carl Sandburg College

0.94 mi / 1.51 km from the hotel
This two-year community college offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs covering a wide range of vocational and scholarly pursuits.

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

2.97 mi / 4.77 km from the hotel
Tour the home and gardens at the birthplace of Carl Sandburg, the iconic poet who gave voice to the American experience through his writing. You can also visit the museum and gift shop or attend a folk music festival or other event on the grounds.

Discovery Depot

2.49 mi / 4.01 km from the hotel
Designed to educate and entertain kids ages 1 to 12, this children's museum has a variety of hands-on exhibits, a large-scale Lite Brite, an art studio, and more.

Galesburg Civic Art Center

2.23 mi / 3.59 km from the hotel
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.

Galesburg Railroad Museum

2.52 mi / 4.05 km from the hotel
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.

Knox College

2.43 mi / 3.92 km from the hotel
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.

Knox County Scenic Drive

13.83 mi / 22.26 km from the hotel
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.

Seminary Street Historic Commercial District

2.39 mi / 3.84 km from the hotel
Spend the day in Galesburg's historic district exploring 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.

The Orpheum Theatre

2.34 mi / 3.77 km from the hotel
Broadway shows like Oklahoma, traveling musicians like A.J. Croce, and throwback movies like Men in Black draw visitors to this charming theater built in 1916.