Where You Are
What Is Quincy, IL
With a population of 40,000, Quincy is the largest city in a 100-mile radius and the commercial hub for 600,000 people in Western Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. Located on the banks of the picturesque Mississippi River and only 20 miles north of Mark Twain’s Hometown of Hannibal, MO, Quincy offers residents and visitors a taste of the arts, entertainment and culture not often found in communities our size.
Maybe it’s because we’ve been at it a long time. Quincy is home to America’s first Arts Council, the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, established in 1947.
Or it could be our 10 museums, 5 area wineries, 500-seat state-of-the-art Quincy Community Theatre, or one of our many musical performance groups.
A downtown in the midst of revitalization also helps when it comes to unique places to shop, eat and relax. Speaking of relaxing, we have 1,000 acres of parks in Quincy alone ready for you to spread a blanket.
We could go on, but we’ll let our friends at the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau take it from here. You’ll find an area calendar of events, lists of restaurants and hotels, shops and more.
Getting To The Q
The Midsummer Arts Faire will again be held in Washington Park, located in the downtown area of Quincy. Washington Park is bordered by 4th and 5th Streets, and Maine and Hampshire Streets. It is located 4 blocks east of the bridges that span the Mississippi River at Quincy.
Quincy is served by I-172, IL 57, IL 96, IL 336, and U.S. 24. U.S. 61 in Missouri is just 4 miles west.
From Chicago or Bloomington: take I-55 to Springfield and I-72 to Quincy. Follow IL 57 north directly to Washington Park. Or enjoy a four-hour ride on Amtrak from Chicago to Quincy!
From St. Louis: Take the scenic route north on Missouri 79 through Clarksville, Louisiana and Hannibal. Quincy is just 17 miles north of Hannibal. Cross the Mississippi River at Hannibal on I-72 and take IL 57 north to Washington Park. For a faster trip, take U.S. 61 north from St. Louis to Hannibal.
From Peoria or Macomb: Take advantage of four-lane Illinois Highway 336 from Carthage to Quincy. Follow U.S. 24 directly to Washington Park.