Plymouth Amish Community – The country side around Plymouth is dotted with quaint Amish farmsteads, evoking scenes right out of 19th century rural America. Visitors are likely to see an Amish family in their buggy, on the way to meet the neighbors, or barefoot Amish children playing games along a country lane.
Carthage Jail – The historic Carthage Jail is only 20 miles from Plymouth and is the county seat for Hancock County. The courthouse is well known for its history and beauty.
Nauvoo, Illinois – Home of the new Mormon Temple, historic Mormon attractions, the French Icarian Museum, Nauvoo Blue Cheese and wine is just about 40 miles from Plymouth.
Macomb, Illinois – Just 20 miles from Plymouth, Macomb is the home of Western Illinois University, the McDonough County Courthouse, Spring Lake, and the WIU Golf Course. Macomb is the shopping center for the area and home of Gentry Motor Company.
Weinberg-King State Park – Only 10 miles from Plymouth.
Argyle Lake State Park – Less than 20 miles from Plymouth.
Nauvoo State Park – Approximately 40 miles from Plymouth.
Tri County Country Club – A 9-hole golf course is just south of Plymouth.
Quincy, Illinois – Only 40 miles from Plymouth and noted for its fine historic architectural homes and buildings.
Hannibal, Missouri – Only 60 miles from Plymouth, Hannibal is the home of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), the creator of Tom Sawyer, and has many attractions for visitors.
The Keokuk Dam – This is a great place on the Mississippi River, just 30 miles from Plymouth, to view Bald Eagles nesting in their winter home. The river is over a mile wide here and is called “Lake Cooper.”