Galesburg Travel Guide

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Galesburg Things to Do

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    Old Main serves as the central office and Humanities building for Knox College (Yea Knox!!!). It is also the site of one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. While visiting Old Main, one could also stop into Knox's library. It houses an extensive collection of writings, and more, from the 'Lost Generation,' especially Hemmingway. Also, there are often a variety of speakers and other events at Knox. The International Fair (a gathering and displaying of the variety of cultures and nationalities that attend Knox - including my soccer booth), which takes place at the end of January or beginning to February, draws people from a variety of states and countries.

    Beautiful Old Main

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    The Orpheum Theatre, in Galesburg, hosts and number of great shows, including drama, music, and the occasional 'classic movie' festival.

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    The famous American poet Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg. You can visit his birthplace to more info.

    Carl Sandburg's Birthplace
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    • Historical Travel

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Galesburg Restaurants

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    The Landmark serves wonderful food. They have great sandwiches and crepes. The atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful. Also, they have a nice, hidden-away outdoor seating area for the warmer parts of the year.

    Favorite Dish: It may seem simple, but their ham and swiss sandwich is heavenly.

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Galesburg Nightlife

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    The nightlife in Galesburg is restricted to the bars or your home. So if you're visiting, hit the bars. I recommend Seminary Street Pub. It's pretty quiet, has a nice atmosphere, and is well priced. What's nice about Galesburg is the fact that the people are very willing to talk to strangers, especially at night after a few drinks.

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Galesburg Transportation

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    As a person without a car, I highly recommend having one. The streets are not walker or bike friendly. A number of the sidewalks are worn, and most of the important places in Galesburg are on the extreme ends of town (a problem when you live in the middle of town). So, have a car.

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Galesburg Off The Beaten Path

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    by bushes39 Written Dec 28, 2003

    Green Oaks is 760 acres of forest, grassland, and aquatic habitat. It is the second oldest restored tall-grass prarie in North America. One can hike through the park, do a little canouing, or just rest. It's very beautiful, and offers one a glimpse of how Illinois used to look before European settlement.

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Galesburg Favorites

  • by P-O Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: Carl Sandburg's (the writer of Chicago Poems) birth place is located in Galesburg and that is an interesting place to visit

    Fondest memory: In town centre there was an old style café (don't remember their name, unfortunately) and they served the best coffee I drank during a six month stay in America

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