Quincy graces Illinois’ westernmost curve of the Mississippi along the Great River Road, our national historic byway.

Built on the limestone bluffs in 1825, the city is steeped in history, hospitality, and natural beauty. Known for outstanding architecture, agri-tourism and a dynamic cultural & culinary scene, Quincy is the “Gem City” of Western Illinois.

Situated midway between the neighboring historic communities of Nauvoo & Pittsfield, IL, Quincy claims the ideal vantage point for day tripping and exploring scenic side roads. Visitors explore area attractions via curated self-guided driving tours and guides… take a gander…

  • New 99 Watering Holes is the award-winning guide to Quincy’s illustrious libational history + 5 self-guided mini crawls.
  • Local Fix Culinary Guide outlines 70 delicious locally owned eateries. Two musts: the iconic Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop, home of the “loose meat sandwich”, visited by Food Network’s Alton Brown, and melt-in-your-mouth Angel Food Cupcakes at Underbrink’s Bakery, est. 1929.
  • Stout Route 3000 is a fun “little” food itinerary saluting the Great River Road’s 3000-mile course. Eateries along the best scenic drive in America are showcased, with menus approaching 3,000 calories per meal.
  • Mississippi Valley Wine Trail weaves the locally made offerings of five Western Illinois wineries together. Take the Trail Blazer Challenge: visit all five wineries for a signature T-shirt.
  • Abundant Architecture Self-Guided Driving Tourof 15 distinct areas of the city with four National Register Historic Districts. The Villa Kathrine is #2 on the Bucket List of “Architecture: 20 must-see attractions in Illinois” (chicagotribune.com).
  • Ten Acre Tree Houses provide an off-grid lodging adventure.

The Quincy area is the naturally beautiful and relaxed destination to enjoy local flavor and culture, Bonus: Midwest hospitality and value. Request or download complimentary guides today ~ 800.978.4748 | seequincy.com.