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Galesburg Area Convention And Visitors Bureau

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Address: 2163 E Main St, Galesburg, IL 61401-5434
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(309) 343-2485
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11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00

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Fun little stop

We loved the big blue chair! It was a cute phot-op for the kids to climb on. We always find so many great things to do in Galesburg!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Galesburg, Illinois
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We loved the big blue chair! It was a cute phot-op for the kids to climb on. We always find so many great things to do in Galesburg!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We stopped by the Visitor's Center based on the recommendation of my mom's friend. It was very well done. It had the things you expected in a visitor's center, but then it took it a step further and had displays of Ronald & Nancy Reagan, Carl Sandburg, and other famous people that I didn't know spent time in Galesburg. I... More 

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Galesburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Not only do you find where the restaurants are and where the motels are but you learn about the incredible past Galesburg has had in forming this country. Galesburg is home of Carl Sandburg and Mr. Ferris, who invented the Ferris wheel, the underground railroad, a brick yard that provided bricks to build the Panama Canal. There are so many... More 

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Galesburg
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I needed flyers when I was teaching a class so I went to the visitors center to see what I could get. They were so helpful. I got a flyer for each student to use in class. They are always friendly and knowledgeable. I love the big chair outside. The parking lot is easy to get in and out and... More 

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1 Thank Ellen A
Olathe, Kansas
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The center had lots of great information not only on Galesburg but also for many other states. The customer service rep was very friendly and eager to help.

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1 Thank flinstones50
West Central Illinois
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103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

If you are driving through, stop by for a cup of coffee, some conversation, directions, and brochures from the area and beyond. If you are local, this is the place to stop for travel planning with a lot of excellent materials and helpful staff. These people enjoy their work and very helpful.

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1 Thank LJC67
Eugene, Oregon
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418 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

The chair out front was worth the stop all by itself . . . . we all tried it and lots of photos. The staff inside as super helpful and we found out lots of history of Galesburg.

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1 Thank Steve G
Tucson, Arizona
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117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We wrote before our travels and received a lot of information from Galesburg Visitors Center. The brochures were impressive. We stopped for directions and caught the staff of 2 on a busy day. The phone calls coming in were more important than our in-person inquiry, so we waited for 10-15 minutes while the staff took care of callers. The staff... More 

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Dixon, IL
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stopped by right at opening time on Saturday to get some information for our weekend stay in Galesburg. No one was there so we had to leave. We stopped back after opening on Sunday and by 11:20 there was still no one there. I guess it's staffed by volunteers and there must be a lack of help. I was... More 

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Mariestad, Sverige
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633 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

I have just passed by this visitor centre when arriving from the interstate into Galesburg. It's not in the Town-centre but a couple of minutes' drive and Close to Taco Bell on East Main Street. Anyway there is a big chair outside the building so you can't miss it. I have been in touch with the visitor's centre through their... More 

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