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

Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport - Quad Cities
Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport - Quad Cities
2.5 out of 5
8300 Northwest Boulvard, Davenport, IA, 52806
The price is $76 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
$76
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Davenport. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (838 reviews)
"Nice management"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Comfort Inn & Suites Davenport - Quad Cities
DoubleTree by Hilton Davenport
DoubleTree by Hilton Davenport
4 out of 5
111 E 2nd St, Davenport, IA, 52801
The price is $110 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
$110
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Davenport. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Disappointed pool closed and poor service at restaurants"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Davenport
Rhythm City Casino and Resort
Rhythm City Casino and Resort
3.5 out of 5
7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport, IA, 52807
The price is $120 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$120
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Davenport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (676 reviews)
"Front desk staff very dismissive when we had to call to file complaint about extremely noisy party next door- extremely loud adults using foul language up & down halls, kids running & screaming in room & halls, and-smoking marijuana- made entire floor smell awful. Called front desk a 2nd time, finally ..."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Rhythm City Casino and Resort
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.
Renwick Mansion Guest House
Renwick Mansion Guest House
Davenport, IA
Stay at this vacation home in Davenport. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions B.J. and Mabel Palmer Mansion and Government Bridge ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great stay!
"This house was just what we needed. It was very cute and comfortable. Our kids enjoyed the projector tv and the cabinet of books and games. The beds we comfortable. The only bad thing was the shower was a little small."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Renwick Mansion Guest House
You have to see this!
You have to see this!
Davenport, IA
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Davenport. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Putnam Museum and Mississippi ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Great Property and Great Hosts!
"We visited the area for Thanksgiving and wanted a great space to share the holiday with my husband’s mom and dad. We we’re not disappointed by the kitchen and open concept. It made preparing Thanksgiving dinner enjoyable because everyone was able to visit and watch football and gather around the ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

You have to see this!
Newly Remodeled, Cheerful 3 bedroom
Newly Remodeled, Cheerful 3 bedroom
Davenport, IA
Stay at this condo in Davenport. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions NorthPark Mall and Vander Veer Botanical Park are located ...
Newly Remodeled, Cheerful 3 bedroom
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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