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  • Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    4/10/2013
    Weekday Escape Perfect for Unwinding!!
    Posted by admin
    Let’s face it. Life just gets crazy sometimes and we all need to unwind. Between work schedules, kids’ activities, and social commitments, our daily lives can be extremely hectic. And whether you are a young couple with children, empty nesters or retir
  • Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    1/15/2013
    Amazing Girls' Getaway Vacation
    Posted by admin
    This two-night getaway is only $193 (+tax) per person for a double occupancy room or $269 (+tax) for a single. All rooms have triple sheeted beds and private bathrooms. Luxury Suites are also available for $215 (+tax) per person for groups of 3-4. Each lu
  • Horse Carriage Rides!
    3/25/2013
    Horse Carriage Rides!
    Posted by admin
    Heartland Lodge is very excited to announce that we will be offering romantic horse carriage rides!! Starting April 1st through September 29th you can reserve your own private horse carriage ride or take advantage of one of our “free” carriage ride nights
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  • Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    7/3/2014
    Fair Season in Full Swing!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe that it’s July 1st, we are getting ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday and that QVC (one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world) is running a “Christmas in July” show as I’m writing this? Where has the year gone? Time certain
  • Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    6/17/2014
    Celebrate July 4th in the Heartland!!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe it? We are already making plans for the July 4th holiday weekend…but we just haven’t figured out where the year has gone! Do you have your plans made? If not, I’ve got some great ideas for you!   As I indicated in my blog from last ...
  • Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    4/6/2012
    Morel Mushrooms Spring Early!
    Posted by admin
    Can you believe the mild winter we’ve had? This stretch of warmer weather has certainly caused many spring activities to arrive a few weeks early – and one of those just happens to be mushroom hunting. In west-central Illinois, where Harpole’s Heartland
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  • It was an amazing night away!  Our room was amazing and the bed was super comfortable. Ms. Wanda made us feel right at home and welcome from the moment we arrived till the hug when we left.  We wish we could have stayed longer!  The food was absolutely delicious.  We're also glad we hiked, so we could enjoy it all!
    - Jeremy & Jennifer Humiston-Hannibal, MO
  • As usual our experience at Heartland Lodge is over and above!  We love everthing about it.  It is such a beautiful place to relax or play!  You can gaurantee that we will be back next year-it is an anual vacation for us.  Thank you for being so accommodating, and to your staff they are all so courteous and friendly.  Again, thank you for another great year of memories!
    - Greg & Judy Stuecker
  • There is nothing bad I could say about our stay, it was totally awesome! We loved the way the meals were set up, and saying grace made it feel like family. We were able to get to know some great people and the staff was also the best! I truly wish I lived nearby so I could be a part of the Heartland family of employees... or just family period!  We loved it!
    - Greg Koch and Stephanie Null, Barnhart MO
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Quincy IL Top Ten Vacation Ideas

Quincy, IL Top Ten Vacation Ideas

 

1) Villa Kathrine - Quincy
532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, IL 62301
217-224-3688
Mon.-Sat. 9-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm closes at 4pm Nov.-Feb.
Admission: $3/Adult, $1.50/Child 6-12
Group tours available by appointment.

www.villakathrine.org 

This is a great place to start your tour of Quincy and the surrounding area. The Villa Kathrine is a unique example of Mediterranean architecture. Built as a residence in 1900 on a bluff with a breath-taking view of the Mississippi River, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built for Quincy native and world traveler George Metz, the Villa Kathrine was based on his sketches and photos of villas throughout the Mediterranean. It has a number of interesting features, including a “harem” room and a courtyard, which surrounds a reflecting pool. The building now houses Quincy’s Tourist Information Center as well as the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  

2) East End Historic District - 12th to 24th Streets, Maine to State Streets - Quincy

The East End Historic District is distinguished by its grand collection of homes of every period and style since 1850. Most have been painstakingly restored with lawns of beautifully planted sugar maples, tulip trees, flowering dogwood and redbud trees. Visit the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau offices at 532 Gardner Expressway for maps of the historic districts. 

 

3) John Wood Mansion - 1835 Log Cabin and Parsonage www.adamscohistory.org
425 S. 12th Street, Quincy, IL 62301/217-222-1835
Office: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm •
Quincy’s History Shop: Tues-Sat 10am-2pm
Tours: April-Oct, Mon-Sat 10 am-2 pm •
Admission: $3 for one site, $5 for two sites
          

The John Wood Mansion is the restored home of Quincy’s founder and the twelfth Governor of Illinois, John Wood. The mansion is recognized by historians and architects as one of the Midwest’s finest existing examples of Greek Revival architecture. The 1835 Pioneer Log Cabin is preserved, refurbished authentically, and features a pioneer garden. The Parsonage displays items depicting the history of Adams County while preserving a historic parsonage. The Parsonage is open during office hours.

 

4) Quincy Art Center - Quincy www.quincyartcenter.org
1515 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301 | 217-223-5900
Tues-Fri 12-4pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm
Admission: $3.00 Adults, $1.00 Seniors and Students


The Quincy Art Center, a museum of the visual arts, was started in 1923 and is located on the grounds of the former Lorenzo Bull mansion, now the Women’s City Club. In 1990 an award-winning addition was opened with galleries and a gift shop with studio space in the lower level. A variety of rotating exhibitions are presented throughout the year. Important contemporary Midwestern art is a primary focus, and work by artists of national and international renown are also featured.

 

5) Quincy Community Theatre - Quincy
300 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd & York Streets, Quincy, IL
(In the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center) | 217-222-3209
Box Office: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
www.1qct.org

This state of the art community theatre far outshines and outperforms many professional theatres. The Quincy Community Theatre’s first production was in 1929. The theatre seats 498 people and is complete with a thrust stage and full orchestra pit. Six different performances a year attract sell out crowds.

 

6) Kayak Quincy

Take a two-hour guided tour of Quincy Bay and the Mississippi River. Call the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (217) 214-3700 for reservations.

  

7) Private Home Tours - Quincy
Various homes, Quincy, IL 62301
217-214-3700 or 800-978-4748
www.seequincy.com

Private Home Tours of Quincy offers group tours of some of Quincy’s most significant and architecturally rich homes. Twenty-one private homes are currently participating in the year round program. The private home tours are clustered into neighborhoods to allow groups to visit each home within walking distance of each other. Call the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn more information and to book your tour. The program is available to groups of 20 or more people.

 

8) Historic Nauvoo Visitor’s Center - Nauvoo, IL
350 North Main Street, Nauvoo, IL 62354 | 217-453-2419
May-Aug: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 12:30am-5pm
Sept-Apr: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12:30-5pm
Free & Open to the Public
www.historicnauvoo.net

Stop by the Visitor’s Center for a tour of historic Nauvoo. Tour 65 separate and distinct sites from a bakery to a brick maker. Hands on activities, pioneer games, and even a horse-pulled wagon ride through the city can be enjoyed all year. Rides are available daily, weather permitting, except Sundays. Take time to explore the Monument to Women Garden while stopping at the Visitor’s Center. Within the garden area are statues depicting and celebrating women’s roles at every stage throughout life.

  

9) Family Living Center - Nauvoo, IL

Main & White Streets, Nauvoo, IL 62354 | 217-453-2419
Winter Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12:30-5pm
Summer Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
Open to the Public

www.historicnauvoo.net

Explore the sights and sounds of pioneer life in historic Nauvoo. Hands-on-experiences include woodworking, weaving, rope making, pottery, and candle making just to name a few. A free, must see place for children.

 

10 ) Carthage Jail & Visitors Center - Carthage, IL
310 Buchanan Street, Carthage, IL 62321 | 217-357-2989
May-Aug: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 10:30am-6pm
Sept-Apr: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 12:30-5pm

The Old Carthage Jail was constructed of native yellow limestone between 1839 and 1841. It was the site where Mormon leader, Joseph Smith Jr., and his brother Hyrum, were killed by an angry mob on June 27, 1844. This resulted in the Mormons abandoning nearby Nauvoo on their famous trek west that led to the founding of Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Please contact each location directly to check on hours they are open and directions.