Jan 2016
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The Galesburg area has a plethora of winter activities and events taking place that will solve all your winter blues. We profile the best winter activities that this area, we are proud to call home, offers.

Activities & Events

Galesburg Historical Society Chocolate Festival


When: February 13-14

Where: 156 East Main Street next to Azer Medical Supply, Galesburg

Cost:  $8 per person, $10 at the door

This annual festival allows visitors and residents to indulge in scrumptious desserts, featuring homemade candies and chocolate. Also, choose from different cakes, pies, cookies, beverages, and much more! This event is ideal for any sweet tooth and a nice way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner, friend, or family member.

Diners, Dives, Drive-Ins



When: All Year Long

Check out all the diners, dives, drive-ins in and around Galesburg! Stay indoors, keep warm, and explore all of the culinary delights of Galesburg. From Chez Willy’s fried calamari to Landmark Café & Creperie’s bisque soup, this area has a variety of dining options to choose from.

River’s Edge Indoor Sports Center

Indoor Ice Skating

When: Check schedule depending on activity

Where: 700 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52802

Bring the entire family for a night of fun at River’s Edge Indoor Sports Center in Davenport, Iowa. Throughout the winter, there are public ice skating nights, usually on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. If you’re looking to play other sports, the facility has a large turf field available for football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and golf.

Putnam Museum


Where: 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA, 52804

When: All Year Long

Perfect for families, the Putnam museum boasts a variety of interactive exhibits while also having an IMAX theater for those long, cold winter days. Highlighted exhibitions include the Hall of Mammals, Ocean Experience, Unearthing Ancient Egypt, and much more!

J.K. Williams Distilling


Source: Facebook

When: Saturdays 12-5, Sundays 12-4

Where: 526 High Point Lane, East Peoria, Illinois, 61611

For decades, the J.K. Williams family distillery has been producing high quality whiskey. Take a tour of their facility, see how the whiskey is made, and even try homemade samples. This is the perfect winter activity experienced indoors while learning something new.

Caterpillar Visitors Center


Source: Caterpillar Visitors Center Facebook

When: Monday-Saturday, 10-5

Where: 110 Southwest Washington Street, Peoria, Illinois

Visit the Caterpillar Visitor Center, located in Peoria, for a journey through the history of the iconic construction brand. Learn more about the company, machinery, and people that have helped Caterpillar succeed. Take in all the history and excitement with a self-guided tour through interactive displays and exhibits.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Play

Charlie Brown

When: February 5th-14th

Where: Prairie Players Civic Theater

See a day in the life of your favorite Charlie Brown characters in this fun and exciting play. Since 1915, the Prairie Players Civic Theater has been entertaining Galesburg residents and visitors alike. This production is ideal for both children and adults and will have you laughing for days after!

Discovery Depot Children’s Museum

Children Museum

Source: Yelp

When: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5/Sunday, 12-5

Where: 128 S Chambers Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Perfect for families, the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum promotes education through hands-on learning for ages 1-12. Highlighted exhibits include Infant Pond, Blick Art studio, Ferris Junction, and much more! Both parents and children will have a blast at this exciting and insightful museum – plan on spending at least four hours here with your child.

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