Sitting pretty on Illinois’ westernmost curve of the Mississippi, Quincy was built on the limestone bluffs and is steeped in history, hospitality, and natural beauty.

The city is adorned with outstanding architecture and possesses a dynamic cultural & culinary community. Its location on the Great River Road is midway between the neighboring historic areas of Nauvoo & Pittsfield, IL. Visitors may experience area sights and attractions via curated self-guided driving tours and handy guides.

Ripe with culinary options, the Local Fix Culinary Guide outlines 70 delicious locally owned spots to satisfy those equally obsessed with food as Quincyans. A must is the iconic Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop, home of the “loose meat sandwich”, visited by Food Network’s Alton Brown. Food is served diner style, and the “no tipping allowed” policy affords ample room in the pocket book for a slice of homemade cream pie.

A new addition to the guide is the STOUTROUTE3000—a fun “little” food itinerary saluting the Great River Road’s 3000-mile course. Eateries along the Quincy area’s portion of the best scenic drive in America are showcased, with menus approaching 3000 calories per meal at some pretty stout stops. The Mississippi Valley Wine Trail is the perfect pairing, weaving the locally made offerings of five wineries together.

Explore Quincy’s four National Register Historic Districts, presented in the Abundant Architecture Guide of 15 distinct areas of the city. Or take a drive on the wild side with the quirky new {Off the Record}, featuring thirteen famous, or infamous, former Quincy area residents. It’s a bit on the bizarre, brow-raising spectrum…

Quincy is the naturally beautiful and relaxed hub to experience intriguing local flavor and culture, with the advantage of Midwest hospitality and value.

Download the complimentary guides on seequincy.com or request by calling 800.978.4748.

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