The Great River Road along the Mississippi River makes its way through dozens and dozens of towns but the Gem City of Quincy was named one of the 7 Best Stops on the iconic road.

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Driving the entire length of the Great River Road has always sounded like a dream road trip to do one day, with so much beautiful scenery to see, and great towns to stop in for a bite to eat and do some shopping. A website called just ranked the 7 Best Stops on Illinois' Scenic Great River Road and our very own Quincy deservedly so makes the top 7!

The site ranks the Quad Cities as the number one stop on the Great River Road, followed by Burlington, Iowa, Nauvoo, IL, and then Quincy in the number 4 spot! They say this about Quincy on the site...

"This is one of the larger towns we’ll visit... But it still has a small-town feel that you’ll find in most river towns in this area...everything from art drives (so you can see all the local murals) to eagle drives (with recommendations on the best places to see the area’s bald eagles)."

The list then ranks Louisiana, Missouri 5th after Quincy, then it goes Grafton, IL, and finally St. Louis to round out the trip, to see the entire list for yourself just click here!

If you want more information on the Great River Road in Illinois just click here! The road is very long, and Quincy is a great place to start the road because you can break it up into two trips, Quincy is basically the halfway point of the road, so one trip you can leave Quincy and go north to Galena, and then another time you can leave Quincy and head south to Cairo.

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