Area Attractions Around Galesburg
A visit to Galesburg is a celebration of a time when the pace was a little more leisurely - when half the reason for going somewhere was in the getting there. A visit to Galesburg is like a reawakened memory - familiar and comfortable yet with surprises both welcome and rewarding.
You are certain to find many wonderful and rewarding experiences during your stay at The Great House, here in Galesburg, IL. Please follow the Experience Galesburg links below to learn more!
With over 175 years of history under our belt, it's not hard to see why Galesburg draws discriminating antique shoppers from around the Midwest to its quaint shops. It's also a great way to experience prairie life from the 1800s.
The arts and culture are an important part of what makes Galesburg a community. From from the fine arts to the performing arts to modern multimedia, Galesburg has an active and dedicated arts scene for you to experience and enjoy.
If you're hungry, Galesburg delivers. Whether you're craving burgers, pizza, grilled steaks, barbecue, Mexican, fresh baked goods or coffee, our restaurants offer delicious dining.
A lot has happened since 1835. From the abolition of slavery to the rise of the railroad to the triumph of poetry, literature and the visual arts, Galesburg's noble past is present and easily experienced by just walking down our tree lined streets.
If you're coming to Galesburg and enjoy hitting the links, the make sure to bring your golf clubs! The surrounding area offers 90 holes of challenging play over 4 scenic courses.
Our museums include the Discovery Depot Children's Museum, an impressive Railroad Museum and the Knox County Museum. Take a walk in the garden at the Sandburg Birthplace and Remembrance Rock or visit Our Welcome Center with exhibits about Reagan, Lincoln and more!
The Galesburg area is just plain beautiful. With its historic Lake Storey Recreational Area, the Spoon River watershed and the Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area, there are plenty of options to get out in the woods or on the water.
Looking for a little "retail therapy"? Galesburg has the goods. From antique shops to quaint gift shops to artisan galleries, our shops present the unique prairie town that Galesburg is.
In the mood to savor a buttery California Chardonnay? Or revel in the complex body of a French Bordeaux? A wine tasting can be the perfect complement to a relaxing day wandering the historic streets of Galesburg.
Kind Words from Past Friends!
"We were married at the Great House recently. Our wedding was planned in a very short time (less then 60 days) on a very very tight budget. We never imagined how elegant and dream like our wedding would really be. Betty was beyond accomodating to this jittery bride and was not only comforting but took care of even the small details that made our day perfect."