When it comes to the "Best Kept Secrets" in the state of Illinois, one website believes this unique building deserves the top spot.

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According to the website onlyinyourstate.com Quincy, Illinois own Villa Katherine is listed as the number 1 Best Kept Secret in the state of Illinois! The listed eight of Illinois best kept secrets, and Villa Katherine took the top spot, over some other really unique places like Linmar Gardens in Galena, Leone Beach in Chicago, and the extremely fun Ragin Rivers Water Park in Grafton. On the site when they discuss why the Villa Katherine takes the top spot they say...

"Situated right along the Mississippi River in the middle section of the state, this mansion was built in 1900 in Kathrine Villa Park and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can take tours and enjoy the grounds of the park throughout the year."

For more information on this list check out the onlyinyourstate.com website by clicking here! 

Now we here at Townsquare Media in Quincy know all about the Villa Katherine and what makes it so unique and special, but it is really cool to see a big time website like onlyinyourstate.com shine some light on the riverfront treasure located here in the Gem City. It is just more of a reason why, if you live here in the Quincy/Hannibal region and you haven't yet take a tour of the Villa Katherine (or at least driven over there to look at it and enjoy the view over looking the river) you should definitely do it now while the weather is good!

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