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SITES include Electric/Water/Sewer, Campfires, Playground, Lighted Camping Area, Level Parking, Primitive Sites, Hiking Trails, Boat Ramp ( Bob Bangert Park) MODERN LODGE includes Free Hot Showers w/Private Dressing Room, Clean Rest Rooms, Washers and Dryers Available, Ironing Facilities, Bulletin Board, Church Directory, Swimming Pool, Tour Information, Open Year Around, Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates The Mississippi River and the many lakes and streams surrounding Quincy provide excellent fishing and deer, duck, goose and wild turkey hunting. There is ample opportunity to enjoy water sports of nearly every variety. Boat launching ramps are accessible across from Driftwood Campgrounds.
Country Fixins Primitive Craft & Antique Mall is located in the heart of the deer capital of the US, as the county hosts thousands of enthusiasts year round. Over 40 dealers included, offering a wide variety of vintage, home decor, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind specialty foods for sale.
Ray Norbut State Fish and Wildlife Area
With nearly 1,100 of its 1,380 acres primarily composed of oak and hickory stands, this area offers exceptional habitat for deer and squirrel, and is a good hunting area as well. In the winter, sight-seers ofter spot bald eagles along the Illinois River.
llinois River Wine Trail
Located two hours south of Chicagoland, this central Illinois wine trail features wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway.
The Golden Windmill was built in 1872, and is the only smock mill that still has its original stones and gears in place. Today it is home to the Windmill Museum and gift shop.
Avenue of Lights
Avenue of Lights is a two-mile holiday display of animated lights at Moorman/Wavering Park in Quincy. It runs from Thanksgiving until New Years, nightly from 6-9:30pm. A staple attraction of Quincy during the holiday season.
Governor John Wood Mansion
The Governor John Wood Mansion is the restored home of Quincy's founder and 12th governor of Illinois. This building is the first example of historic preservation in the state of Illinois.
Sprague's Kinderhook Lodge
Sprague's Kinderhook lodge is perfect for hunting parties, business meetings, or retreats. Home-cooked meals along with large meeting rooms, nestled in the heart of hunting and recreational opportunities in Pike County.
Scotties Fun Spot
Quincy's newest indoor attraction, offering Laser tag, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Ball-O-City, Mini-Lane Bowling, and large game arcade along with indoor skating arena and Winners Grill Restaurant. Open daily from 10 am-9pm and Sundays at 11 am. Fri/Sat open until 11 pm.
Wagon Hound Ranch
For a quiet country getaway, visit the Wagon Hound Ranch, built in 2001. Enjoy fishing, hiking, and hunting on this 200-acre farm. Hot tub, handicap accessible, no drinking, smoking or pets allowed.
Hopewell Winery opened its doors in 2007 in Pike County. The winery sits on an acre yard and has a banquet hall. Hosting corporate events, weddings, and other private events. At Hopewell Winery, we boast wine, draft beer and bottled beer and make sure to try our Candy Bar Chocolate Wine. Open weekends and located a half mile outside of Summer Hill, IL on Hwy 54 near Pittsfield, IL.
Villa Kathrine is a unique example of Mediterranean architecture in the Midwest. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi, Villa Kathrine houses Quincy's tourist information center.
Experience the Mississippi River from a new and unique perspective! These 2- hour tours include basic instruction in how to properly pilot a kayak and guided tour of the Quincy Bay and river area. The guided tour includes all necessary equipment as well as instruction and tour, both given by a certified instructor and Mississippi River enthusiast. Open June through September. Self-guided tours/kayak rentals are also available. Reservations required. Call the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information or reservations! 217-214-3700.
Ridge View Winery
The Ridge View Winery is located near Mt. Sterling in Brown County. Enjoy their fine red and white wines here in West Central Illinois - where Pike, Adams, and Brown Counties converge to become the outdoor wonderland referred to as "The Little Ozarks." Beautiful scenery, great entertainment, plus the best wines in Illinois!
CITY: Mount Sterling
Country Treasures Craft Show
Freshen up your home and garden for spring! A wide variety of homemade items for sale. Event features holiday items as well.
Mill Creek Farms
Mill Creek Farms' season begins in mid-April with asparagus, mid-May though June for strawberries, early July through August for sweet corn, tomatoes, and green beans, and October for pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, a corn maze and hay rides are offered weekends in October. Support local farming and fun with family or friends!