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DavenportUnited States of America

Whether you want to stroll through glorious botanical gardens or learn about the history of the American Midwest, this area in Iowa is the ideal place.  

Discover what it means to be an American in the Midwest in Davenport, Iowa. This town, part of a larger metropolitan area known as the Quad Cities, is a destination for anyone looking to explore art and culture while appreciating the natural beauty of the banks of the Mississippi River.

Davenport was founded in 1836 and named after a colonel in the Black Hawk War. As it is just across the river from Illinois, the metropolitan area extends over two states.

Learn more about the local history. You will soon discover that despite the name implying four, the Quad Cities is actually made up of five cities.

Begin your day in downtown Davenport , where you’ll find local landmarks including the Davenport Public Library, as well as some of the region’s most famous museums. Stop by the Figge Art Museum to appreciate collections of fine art or take the whole family to the Putnam Museum to explore its interactive science exhibits.

Immerse yourself in the local culture as you watch a baseball game at Modern Woodmen Park, where the Quad Cities River Bandits usually play. There is also a hockey team, as well as Moline High School’s basketball team that plays games at Wharton Field House.

When you need a moment of peace and quiet, head to Credit Island, a large park next to the Mississippi River. Explore its many walking paths.

You could also visit the beautifully manicured gardens in Vander Veer Botanical Park, where a conservatory and greenhouses ensure that you can appreciate the tranquility of the area no matter the weather.

To get to Davenport, fly into Quad City International Airport, which is located in the neighboring city of Moline. Rent a car at the airport; having your own transportation is essential for exploring the area.

Embrace the pioneering spirit of the area’s early settlers and see what this enchanting part of America is all about.

Where to stay in Davenport

Davenport which includes a city and a river or creek

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(76 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Rhythm City Casino and RiverCenter.

Downtown

Top Hotels in Davenport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Davenport, IA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Davenport, IA
2.5 out of 5
140 E 55th St, Davenport, IA
The price is $75 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

Situated in Davenport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of NorthPark Mall, Kaplan University Davenport Campus, and Vander Veer Botanical Park. UI Health Care ...

4/5Very Good! (765 reviews)

"Quiet clean easy to locate nice staff sorry no breakfast due to covid"…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Davenport, IA
Hampton Inn & Suites Davenport
Hampton Inn & Suites Davenport
2.5 out of 5
5290 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA
The price is $91 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Trinity Regional Health System and within 3 mi (5 km) of UI Health Care and Family Museum. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (551 reviews)

"Everything was clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly. Negatives were that I waited about 15 minutes to check-in and the pool was closed."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Davenport
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Davenport East
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Davenport East
2.5 out of 5
3202 E. Kimberly Rd, I-74 and Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA
The price is $47 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of UI Health Care, Kaplan University Davenport Campus, and Trinity Regional Health System. ...

3.8/5Good! (750 reviews)

"Close to Hy-Vee Fresh and gas station if you want a quick bite to eat and/or get gas. Clean, comfortable room and friendly staff. Linen was a bit dirty. Spacious bathroom."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Davenport East

Vacation Rentals in Davenport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Staybridge Suites Davenport
Staybridge Suites Davenport
3 out of 5
4729 Progress Dr, Davenport, IA
The price is $99 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11

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! (312 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
Free Breakfast, Free Wi-fi, Indoor Pool Great Studio Suite
Free Breakfast, Free Wi-fi, Indoor Pool Great Studio Suite
Davenport, IA
The price is $104 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in Davenport, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Trinity Regional Health System and within 3 mi (5 km) of UI Health Care and Family Museum. ...

Free Breakfast, Free Wi-fi, Indoor Pool Great Studio Suite
Victorian Mansion Weddings, Rehearsals, Family Reunions, $350/nt-slp up to 24
Victorian Mansion Weddings, Rehearsals, Family Reunions, $350/nt-slp up to 24
Davenport, IA

Located in the heart of Davenport, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of German American Heritage Center and Rhythm City Casino. Modern Woodmen ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Davenport 10/19

"Overall, the property was very good. Many of the doors we’re stuck and would not close fully, some lamps were not functional, and the kitchen needs additional equipment, such as baking pans, and an electric hand mixer. The only really serious problem we noticed was a large spot on the dining room ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Victorian Mansion Weddings, Rehearsals, Family Reunions, $350/nt-slp up to 24

Popular places to visit in Davenport

Vander Veer Botanical Park
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Vander Veer Botanical Park

4.5/5(55 reviews)

Whether the sun is shining or the snow is falling, consider a visit to this park for a memorable walk through a lovely protected area.

Putnam Museum
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Putnam Museum

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Participate in hundreds of immersive and educational exhibits at this history and natural science museum that serves the residents of Davenport, Iowa, and beyond.  

Figge Art Museum
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Figge Art Museum

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Admire over 4,000 works of art at this impressive art museum that serves the residents of eastern Iowa and western Illinois with its resources and collections.

Top things to do in Davenport

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Iowa and Illinois: Quad Cities Craft Brewery Tour
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Iowa and Illinois: Quad Cities Craft Brewery Tour

$65
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Davenport

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 23.943661971830984%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 53.23943661971831%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 19.43661971830986%
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2 - Disappointing 2.676056338028169%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.704225352112676%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

Davenport was fun. The biking trail on the riverfront was very nice and well-kept. The downtown area itself needed major roadwork, and some areas in the city seemed rundown. The dining options in the Quad Cities area proved to be a highlight as well.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

The invisible threat ruined my stay, my vehicle was @ the shop & lack of transportation was a major disappointment.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Seemed ok didn’t really go anywhere in town

3/5 - Okay

Tourist

Mar 24, 2020

Didn’t get a chance to explore.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

We came to see 'Dancing With the Stars on Tour' at the Adler Theater and Loved it!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

It"s a nice place to visit. They have all different kinds of places to eat at. Rudy taco taco has really good. If your in the area stop there to eat. The staff is great.

Cities near Davenport

Quad Cities featuring general coastal views

Moline

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