I haven't lived in Galesburg for very long yet, but I can already tell that I'm going to like it enough to stay here for years to come. The city is small, but so cozy and charming. The feeling of a warm blanket wrapped around my shoulders makes up for any lack of shopping or attractions. Living in Galesburg is like sitting on a porch out in the country, sipping a cup of hot tea, watching the sky change as the sun rises over the horizon line. That's how charming and cozy it is here.
If you need something to do besides walking the streets and observing others like I tend to spend my days doing, the best areas in Galesburg to have some fun are Lake Storey Park for those who like beautiful nature and a bit of fishing, the Railroad Museum or one of the many historic homes for those who like history, or the Children's Museum for those with little ones.