Galesburg Tourism and Visitors Bureau

Experience More

Galesburg is rich in pioneer spirit, history and modern-day offerings. Our area offers you the opportunity to re-live history while enjoying the contemporary. Witness the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize winning author Carl Sandburg, the childhood home of President Ronald Reagan and the last standing site of the famous Lincoln Douglas Debates of 1858.

Take in the charm of Victorian-Era homes and troves of antique shoppes, or stop and view the longstanding presence of the rail industry. Alternatively, enjoy contemporary treasures of a vibrant downtown shopping scene, local restaurants, attractions and a lively art culture.

Our Destination


Randy Newcomb
Executive Director

Knox County, IL

Top Attractions

  • Historic Seminary Street
  • Discovery Depot Children’s Museum
  • Galesburg Railroad Museum
  • The Orpheum Theatre
  • Galesburg Community Art Center
  • Lake Storey
  • Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

Info & Stats

IL House Legislative District
71, 93, 94

IL Senate Legislative Districts
36, 47

Largest Meeting Facility
Best Western Prairie Inn

Number of Hotel Rooms

Primary Source of Local Funding
City of Galesburg, Hotel Tax

Total Tourism Jobs Supported

Regional Tourism Expenditures
$97 million