Discover Your Marvels on the Mississippi
Discover your marvel on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities!
Fun, friendly and oh so much to see and do! From riverboat cruises and casinos, to John Deere, museums, guided tours, and amazing festivals you will love all the things that make us a destination on the mighty Mississippi River.
Cruise on the Celebration Belle riverboat and choose from sightseeing and dining cruises. Hop aboard our Channel Cat Water Taxis for an up-close view of the river.
Visit the John Deere Pavilion and sit in the seat of a combine or test your driving skills on a simulated tractor, while you learn about agriculture and feeding the world. And, be sure to complete your John Deere experience with a guided tour through John Deere’s Combine factory and the Deere-family mansions.
Museums that tell the history of the area and feature International and National traveling exhibits will also keep you busy. Over 20 museums are scattered throughout the Quad Cities and feature everything from Buffalo Bill Cody and German immigration to fine art collections, and Native American Indian history.
For a really fun time, be sure to plan your visit around a festival or special event. The Quad Cities is home to hundreds of music, food, and art festivals. Blues, jazz, rock, and many other music stylings can be found not only at the festivals, but also at music venues in the downtown areas.
Live theatre is also a part of the culture in the Quad Cities! Choose from intimate theatre settings that feature local productions or large theatres that bring Broadway and dinner theatre to the stage.
How about some good food and drink? The Quad Cities offers award-winning micro-breweries, distilleries and wineries. Tours are available at many of the locations, or you can just stop in and enjoy.
Food is good here! Choose from a variety of locally owned restaurants that serve up traditional Midwestern-style cuisine. Local favorites include the Machine Shed, Bass Street Chop House, Harris Pizza, Jim’s Rib Haven, and Barley & Rye, to name a few.
If you have a sweet tooth, try an old-fashioned soda fountain drink or famous hot fudge sundae at Lagomarcino’s. Whitey’s Ice Cream is also a must for outstanding malts, shakes, and ice cream in an amazing variety of flavors.
Our music scene has a very cool vibe! From initmate club settings to concert halls, the Quad Cities serves up an amazing array of live music venues that bring in bands from around the globe. Check out the River Music Experience Red Stone Room, Rock Island Brewing Company, Racoon Hotel, Rox Tox, Daytrotter and more for a amazing evening of music experiences.
Outdoor activities will keep you busy too! Rent a bike or bring your own and hop on the amazing trails that travel along the riverfront. We also featuring some fun-filled mountain bike trails that will get your adrenaline pumping. We are home to the Great River Trail that runs 62.5-miles from Rock Island, Illinois to Savanna, Illinois.
Put on your hiking shoes and explore amazing parkland areas including Black Hawk State Historic Site, Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, Scott County Park, and Illiniwek Forest Preserve, and nearby Maquoketa Caves and Wild Cat Den.
Come for a visit and experience Quad Cities on the mighty Mississippi River, our Midwestern hospitality will make you feel right at home!
The Quad Cities rest on the mighty Mississippi River and includes Rock Island, Moline/East Moline in Illinois and Davenport, Bettendorf in Iowa. The region is located just a 2 ½ hour drive from Chicago, Illinois. The area is also easily accessible via the Quad City International Airport (MLI) located in Moline, Illinois.
To find our more visit their website at wwwvisitquadcities.com and order a free visitors guide. You can also reach out to us at 800-747-7800.