Galesburg Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Galesburg Trip Guide

Although 32,195 people live in this north-central Illinois city, its Seminary Street historic district has a decidedly small-town feel.
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    Seminary Street.
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    Chez Willy's.

What to do

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site The visitors center contains a museum about the Galesburg-native poet and a gift shop. Grounds include his birthplace. Open seasonally. Free. (309) 342-2361;

Seminary Street Historic District Located just west of I-74, Seminary Street has brick-paved streets, great restaurants and cool shops housed in former warehouses, hotels and more, all dating from 1880 to 1920.

Where to eat

Chez Willy’s White tablecloths offer a classy counterpoint to a huge chalkboard listing the specials. Standouts include macadamia nut-crusted tilapia. (309) 341-4141;

Landmark Cafe and Creperie Locals love the spinach bisque soup and the sweet and savory crepes served since 1978.  (309) 343-5376;

For information: Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 916-3330;

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