24 Hours in Downtown

24 Hours in Downtown Galesburg

There are so many amazing ways to spend 24 hours in Downtown Galesburg. You can start your day painting pottery, shopping at locally owned shops and end it with a live show at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Seminary Street is an exploration on its own, with energy readings, souvenir shops, restaurants and so much more.


Stop 1: The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre is a true Galesburg gem. The historic theatre was built in 1916 with Renaissance and Second Empire styles and still carries its original charm and character. Great acts such as Houdini, Fanny Brice, and many more performed at the theater, adding to its legendary status. Today, the theater offers regular events such as movies, plays, comedy shows, and more.

Pro tip: The theater does not have an elevator. Guests will have to walk up stair to get to the balcony section.





Stop 2: Art Defined

Art Defined is a cute paint-your-own pottery studio. It’s the perfect stop for a daytime date or girl’s day out. Guests can select their own pottery to paint and choose a host of colors for a creative afternoon with friends. After you create your masterpiece, the studio finalizes your crafts by putting them in a kiln.

Pro tip: The kiln process will take some time. Guests may have to wait or return to pick up the painted items.





Stop 3: Taste of Candy

Taste of Candy is a locally owned gift shop located on Historic Seminary St in Downtown Galesburg. It’s the perfect place to grab a unique souvenir or gift. The walls are lined with candles, candies, teas, and more. The owner, Candy, even creates custom gift baskets while you shop and discover more fabulous finds.




Stop 4: Malley Farms 

Malley Farms is the perfect stop for a day of shopping on Historic Seminary Street in Downtown Galesburg. The locally owned shop sells delicious locally sourced jams, marmalades, sauces, and more. They offer a variety of flavors and allow you to sample products before purchasing. The Strawberry Margarita Jam was a favorite; however, everything was tasty.

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