Villa Katherine - Quincy IL

Adams County

532 Gardner Expy | Quincy, IL

Built in 1900, the Mediterranean castle built on the Mississippi bluffs features a Mosque of Thais minaret & interior courtyard replica with marble mosaic reflecting pool & balcony. The castle was built for an eccentric millionaire, George, and his 200 lb pooch, Bingo. Open for tours; avail to rent. Now home to Quincy’s Tourist Info Center, Quincy Area CVB, and the Great River Road Interpretive Center. The 1900 Mediterranean villa is a prime viewing spot where eagles migrate in the surrounding trees annually.

Bike Quincy: Check out up to 2 Trek bikes or a tandem. Affordable hourly or daily rates. Reservations recommended. Call 217-214-3700 for information.



Mon-Sat 9a-5p | Sun 1a-5p (closes at 4p Nov-Mar) self-guided tours


$3 adults
Travel Guide

Explore Themed Itineraries, Local Love, and Abundant Architecture in Quincy’s 2023 Get Away Guide.

Abundant Architecture

See the city with over 3,600 structures contributing to the National Register of Historic Places {self-guided driving + walking tour}

Museum Pass

Your buy one get one free admittance into 12 eclectic Quincy museums.

50 Great Things to See & Do

The top attractions in a 3-county area : check all 50 as you explore

Pet Friendly Guide

Paw-Friendly Patios, Shopping with your BFF, Cat Naps + Pup Parks

Family Fun

Family-friendly guide to open air adventure, nature finds & farms, indoor/outdoor discoveries + BINGO game with prize!

Gateway City Guide

NEW 20-point driving tour reflecting on Quincy’s first three decades including Underground Railroad history.

Natural Plan

Craving nature? Explore & recoup in our parklands, forests and miles of Mississippi shoreline.

Bike Quincy

The natural way to See Quincy; rent by the hour or day ~ Happy Riding!

Inside Guide for Planners

The Event Planner’s best tool for a successful event in Quincy… event spaces, complimentary group services, tourism grants…it’s all right here.

Spots to Spot

Ten spots to spot eagles on Illinois’ Western border along the Great River Road {self-guided driving tour}

Quickie Overview

A 2-page summary of the city including main attractions, major summer/fall annual events and suggested itinerary.