Davenport, IA

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Davenport featuring a city and a river or creek

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

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Davenport & Conference Center
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Davenport & Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
3330 E Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Isle Marina and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rhythm City Casino and John Deere Pavilion. RiverCenter ...
3.7/5 Good! (967 reviews)
"Very nice clean room, friendly staff. No hot water in the morning for my shower."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Davenport & Conference Center
Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport - Quad Cities
Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport - Quad Cities
2.5 out of 5
8300 Northwest Boulvard, Davenport, IA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in the heart of Davenport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mississippi River and within 6 mi (10 km) of Genesis Medical Center West and Vander Veer ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (665 reviews)
"I didn't like that expedia don't tell you about the holding fee"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport - Quad Cities
Rhythm City Casino and Resort
Rhythm City Casino and Resort
3.5 out of 5
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport, IA
The price is $120 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated in Davenport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mississippi River and within 3 mi (5 km) of UI Health Care and Trinity Regional Health System. Kaplan ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (492 reviews)
"Have a great time. Super cute little casino. We’ll definitely be back!!"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Rhythm City Casino and Resort
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Riverfront Condos By Barsala
Riverfront Condos By Barsala
736 Federal St, Davenport, IA
The price is $67 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Davenport, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Mississippi River, Government Bridge, and Great River Brewery. RiverCenter and Adler ...
Riverfront Condos By Barsala
Homewood Suites by Hilton Davenport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Davenport
3 out of 5
4750 Progress Drive, Davenport, IA
The price is $120 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in Davenport, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mississippi River and Trinity Regional Health System. UI Health Care and Family Museum are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (195 reviews)
"Nice and quiet and breakfast was good."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Davenport
Sister Private Victorian Manor Sleeps 16-7 baths Reunions, Graduations, Weddings
Sister Private Victorian Manor Sleeps 16-7 baths Reunions, Graduations, Weddings
Davenport, IA
The price is $400 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Davenport, this historic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Mississippi River and German American Heritage Center. Modern Woodmen Park and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Lovely old house
"This beautiful Victorian has !the charm and the quirks that go with being so old! The owner was delightful to work with."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Sister Private Victorian Manor Sleeps 16-7 baths Reunions, Graduations, Weddings
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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