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BettendorfUnited States of America

Choose from a long list of activities for all ages in an area with four nearby cities. A major river adds interest. 

Bettendorf, Iowa, has one of the world’s longest highways. Route 6 stretches from Massachusetts to California, for 3,652 miles (5,877 kilometers). When you approach Iowa on this highway from the east, Bettendorf is the first major urban area across the state border. Enjoy a pleasant vacation in this Quad Cities area.

Get overviews of Bettendorf and neighboring Davenport by biking along leafy Duck Creek Parkway, which travels creekside for 13 miles (20 kilometers), passing numerous parks and golf courses. The Riverway Trail travels beside the Mississippi River through Bettendorf, Davenport and Riverdale. Hop on the Channel Cat Water Taxi in Bettendorf to continue biking on the other side of the Mississippi or cross the river by bridge.

The proximity of four urban areas, Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, give the area the Quad Cities name. Choose from numerous resorts and casinos and find out what events are happening at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center attached to Bettendorf’s Isle Casino Hotel.

Spend a fun day at Bettendorf’s Family Museum. The site has interactive exhibits including a 28-foot (8-meter) Mississippi water-play table. Treat yourself to ice cream at Davenport’s Whitey’s Ice Cream, called “Best in the Midwest.”

Relax at Davenport’s Vander Veer Botanical Park and Conservatory with its nationally recognized rose garden and hosta glade. Tour Palmer College Mansion, once owned by the son of Daniel David Palmer who founded chiropractics in the 19th century. A re-creation of Palmer’s office, the Palmer Museum of Chiropractic History, is located in Davenport.

John Deere’s internationally recognized green tractors are featured in Moline, Illinois. Tour the John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters, interesting for the whole family. Climb aboard agricultural, construction and forestry machinery and test your operating skills in a simulator. This free attraction appeals to young and old.

Visit Bettendorf and the Quad Cities to experience Midwestern life. You’ll have a better understanding of the Mississippi River’s importance to this area.

Top Hotels in Bettendorf

Hilton Garden Inn Bettendorf/Quad Cities
Hilton Garden Inn Bettendorf/Quad Cities
3.5 out of 5
959 Middle Road, Bettendorf, IA
The price is $98 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Family Museum, Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, and Isle Casino Bettendorf. Isle of Capri ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (234 reviews)

"We always our visit with you and would be disappointed if we couldn’t stay there."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Bettendorf/Quad Cities
Isle Casino Hotel - Bettendorf
Isle Casino Hotel - Bettendorf
3 out of 5
1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf, IA
The price is $89 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Isle Casino Bettendorf and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from TaxSlayer Center. Isle of Capri and Quad Cities ...

4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"very friendly dealers on tables. Check in was very fast."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Isle Casino Hotel - Bettendorf
Cambria Hotel Bettendorf - Quad Cities
Cambria Hotel Bettendorf - Quad Cities
3 out of 5
5061 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, IA
The price is $84 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Situated in Bettendorf, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from The TBK Bank Sports Complex and within 12 mi (20 km) of Isle Casino Bettendorf and John Deere Pavilion. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)

"Wet clean and the employees were super helpful if I had questions, all for a reasonable rate!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Cambria Hotel Bettendorf - Quad Cities
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Bettendorf

Furnished Townhouse
Furnished Townhouse
Bettendorf, IA

Situated in Bettendorf, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Trinity Regional Health System, Family Museum, and The TBK Bank Sports Complex. UI Health ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great location for walking, cycling or people watching. Lots of restaurants and grocery within minu.

"Clean with everything you need. Great park right next store."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Furnished Townhouse
Staybridge Suites Davenport
Staybridge Suites Davenport
3 out of 5
4729 Progress Dr, Davenport, IA
The price is $90 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Trinity Regional Health System and within 3 mi (5 km) of UI Health Care and Family Museum. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (322 reviews)
Great!

"Very clean, good water pressure in shower. A battery replacement was needed for the thermostat and the front desk took care of it right away. You have everything you need supplied in the kitchenette to make your own meals. We would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Staybridge Suites Davenport
Island House On Mississippi River
Island House On Mississippi River
East Moline, IL

Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Celebration River Cruise Dock, TaxSlayer Center, and Augustana College. TPC Deere ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
Nice property

"Cute property on river. Plenty of room. Great deck. Very responsive owner. We enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Island House On Mississippi River
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Bettendorf

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Growing community with many new dining, shopping, and leisure options.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 13, 2020

The Figge Art Museum is amazing!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Lots of shopping around town!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Our hotel experience ruined everything

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

Didn’t see much of the town. Just needed a place for one night while on a trip.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

New bridge needs to be followed by the location of headquarters of several large corp. in the Quad cities. Significant concessions will need to be made. A strong, powerful and decisive governance is a deciding factor to achieve success.

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