Galesburg Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Galesburg Trip Guide

A revived historical district highlights this west-central Illinois city.
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    Seminary Street.
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    Chez Willy's.

What to do

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site The visitors center has a museum about the Galesburg-native poet. His birthplace is on the grounds. 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 in former warehouses and hotels.

Where to eat

Chez Willy’s A huge chalkboard lists specials. The macadamia nut-crusted tilapia always shines. (309) 341-4141;

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

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

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