Villa Kathrine, Quincy's Tourist Information Center

532 Gardner Expwy.
Quincy, IL 62301- Map It
Phone: (217) 224-3688

AAA Editor Notes

Villa Kathrine, Quincy's Tourist Information Center is at 532 Gardner Expwy. The site is a Great River Road Interpretive Center and overlooks the Mississippi River. Villa Kathrine was built in 1900 by wealthy Quincy native and world traveler George Metz. The Mediterranean-style building was designed based on his sketches and notes and has many whimsical features not usually found in the Midwest including a minaret, Italian light fixtures, twisted pillars, an arched courtyard and a mosaic-lined reflecting pool. Guided tours require a minimum of 10 people and are available by appointment. Guided tours are available.
$3; $1.50 (ages 6-11).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, Mar.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. 1-4, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.