List of attractions in Quincy, Illinois
Registered Historic Places
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company Building
- Downtown Quincy Historic District
- Ernest M. Wood Office and Studio
- John Wood Mansion, John Wood, founder of Quincy, 12th governor of Illinois.
- Morgan-Wells House
- One Thirty North Eighth Building
- Quincy East End Historic District
- Quincy Northwest Historic District
- Richard F. Newcomb House
- Robert W. Gardner House
- S.J. Lesem Building
- South Side German Historic District
- State Savings Loan and Trust
- U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
- Villa Kathrine, a romantic house built on the bluffs of the Mississippi. The castle is also designated as an Illinois Welcome Center.
- William S. Warfield House
- Woodland Cemetery (Quincy, IL)
- Gardner Museum of Architecture & Design, Located at the heart of Downtown at Washington Park, the GMOA&D offers a breathtaking view of historic architecture from Quincy's historic past and beautiful stained glass architecture from all over the world.
- Quincy Museum, Explore through one of Quincy's most beautiful mansions which once made the cover of National Geographic as one of ten most architecturally significant corners in the United States. There you can explore Quincy's past as well as have some fun with the Dinosaur and Space exhibits.
- Quincy Art Center
- Jesus Tree, an old tree located in Calvary Cemetery that has the image of Jesus holding a lamb embedded in its bark.
- Illinois Veterans Home & All Wars Museum, the oldest and largest of the Illinois Veterans Home, has had its home in Quincy since the Civil War. Some features here include a small zoo/park, space rocket at the back gates, and the amount of military equipment on display throughout the facility.
- Mississippi Valley Auto Museum, On the shores of Quincy Bay rests the Mississippi Valley Auto Museum, which features cars from the start, such as the Model A and more...
- Quinsippi Isle, Located right in the middle of the mighty Mississippi is the isle of Quinsippi. Here explore old an historic village with log cabins, much like that of the 19th century. Hike or bike across the island through many of the island hiking trails.
- Clatt Adams Park, Clatt Adams Park rests in-between both the Quincy Memorial Bridge and the Quincy Bayview Bridge, and offers a breathtaking view of the Mississippi, especially at sunset.
- Stone Arch Bridge (South Park), South Park is located on the south side of Quincy. The park is bordered on the north by R.J Peters Road, east by 12th Street, west by 8th street, and south by Curtis Creek. The park features a baseball diamond, playground, many hiking trails, ponds, and in the winter is a popular spot for sledding and snowboarding due to its vast rolling hills.
- Historic Maine Street, From 14th Street to 30th Street along Maine Street lies some of the nation's most beautiful examples of German architecture. Also, the street is home to some of Quincy's historic buildings such as the Quincy Museum, Junior High, and Madison School.
- World Aero Space Museum, 5 miles east of Quincy at the regional airport is the World Aero Space Museum, which houses some of America's top fighter planes from the Cold War era.
- Quincy National Cemetery, Located on Maine & 36th Streets, the Quincy National Cemetery serves as the final resting place of the nation's fallen heroes from the region.
- Oakley-Lindsay Center, Just a half mile from Quincy's downtown and 3 blocks from the Mississippi, The Oakley-Lindsay Center is the area's convention complex ready for anything reserved. The Quincy Community Theater also resides in this building with many performances that almost match those of Broadway.
- Muddy River Opera Company, Founded in 1989, the Muddy River Opera Company is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting professional operatic performances and educational opportunities for the tri-state area.
- First Maid Rite, Quincy is the home of the very first Maid-Rite restaurant in the franchise. It is located on North 12th Street, near the entrance to Blessing Hospital.
- 4th of July at The River, Music, Movies, amusements, and fireworks by the Bayview Bridge.
- Adams County Fair
- Avenue of Lights, Christmas lights fill Moorman Park.
- Big Dam Film Festival, independent film festival
- Blues in the District, Local and National bands rock down at Washington Square to play jazz or blues in front of a public adiendce.
- Bridge The Gap To Health, Race across the Bayview Bridge to help fund the cure for diseases.
- Dogwood Festival, Parade and Festival including amusements at Washington Square to celebrate the flowering dogwood tree.
- Gus Macker, Largest 3-3 basketball championship in the state.
- The Crossing Church has been listed as one of America's fastest growing mega-churches, and host the Journey To Bethlehem, where visitors can take a journey to witness the birth of the baby Jesus. Filled with amusements, animals, and a walk through the woods.
- Quincy, IL Knights of Columbus BBQ, amusements and games at the Knights of Columbus Park.
- Midwest Vinetage Go-Kart Race & Show, Racers from all over the Midwest gather to show their skills at go-kart racing.
- Movies on the Muddy, Watch movies outside once a month at the edge of the Mississippi.
- Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships, largest international golf tournament in the United States for ages 3 to 21.
- Quincy Races & Monster Jam
- Rock The River, Bands perform at the edge of the Mississippi
- Smoke on the River, BBQ Competition, held annually since 2007 on the second weekend of September, located at Kesler Park and The Dock
- Soap Box Derby, Young racers compete to win prizes and continue into the nationals.
- Titan Wheel Firecracker Classic
- U.S Catfish Anglers Tournament, Largest fishing contest in the US.
- WGEM Home & Living Show, Convention that shows the newest home goods.
Quincy is a former home of the World Freefall Convention. The convention ("boogie") was the skydiving world's most heavily attended event. Quincy set the world record with 5,732 skydivers from 55 countries in August, 2000. The event is now held annually in Rantoul, Illinois. The convention was not invited to return to Quincy as a result of numerous brushes with local law enforcement by attendees, including petty theft, vandalism, and rampant drug use.