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QUINCY, IllINoIs The best architecture outside of Chicago, free blues and artsy, foodie fests —just a few of the pleasures you’ll ex- perience in Quincy, Illinois. deers the streets of the former Dick Brothers Brewery in the Calftown District, with kilted musicians, traditional Ger- man food, local brewers and cavern tours. With its pristine setting overlooking the Mississippi, Quincy is a gem of a river town steeped in history, hospitality and natural beauty. Infused with a fervor for the cultural, culi- nary & libational arts, Quincy shines as a subtly energetic travel destination. Quincy holds the bragging rights of over 3,600 buildings on the National Historic Register, making the self-guided Architectural Driving Tour of 15 areas of the city a must. While perusing historic boulevards and meticulous tree- lined streets, pause at a few museums. Ask for the BoGo Museum Pass to ten eclectic venues. summer & autumn welcome riverfront rowing races and downtown festivals. QFest closes down the streets with fresh art, hot bands, and a Taste of Quincy. The relaxing Great River Grape Escape hosts Illinois wineries and live music along the riverfront. As a Gateway Community to the Abraham lincoln Na- tional Heritage Area, Quincy’s Washington Park was the 1858 lincoln-Douglas Debate site and now home to the lincoln storyboard Trail, outlined in the lincoln in Quincy Guide. Free blues concerts play throughout the summer. The Local Fix Culinary Guide details 70 delicious spots to satisfy those with palates equally obsessed with food as Quincyans; fresh farm-to-table offerings, as well as loose- meat sandwiches approved by Food Network’s Alton Brown, to name a few. With the lush, fertile Mississippi River land surrounding Quincy, five wineries have flourished and partnered to form the Mississippi Valley Wine Trail. Download all the complimentary guides on www.seequincy.com or request by calling 800.978.4748. Illinois To salute Quincy’s German roots, oktoberfest comman-