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Quad CitiesUnited States of America

These five cities on the banks of the Mississippi offer smooth jazz and old-fashioned riverboats, attractive waterfronts, contemporary art and thrilling sports.

The Quad Cities are the collective name for five entwined cities and surrounding communities on the Mississippi River covering two states. Davenport and Bettendorf make up the Iowa half and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island are in Illinois. The five cities offer unique experiences but all feature fantastic views of the Mississippi. Discover the cities’ thriving art scenes, catch a baseball match at the local stadium and learn about the area’s fascinating Native American and Civil War heritage.

Davenport and Bettendorf are located in the Quad Cities’ northern half. Find a scenic urban landscape in Davenport, highlighted by the city’s pedestrianized Skybridge. This riverfront footbridge offers fantastic Mississippi River views and is brightly lit by a kaleidoscope of colored lights. See bald eagles fishing from here in the winter.

Davenport features a thriving artists’ community, supported by the Village of East Davenport, the Figge Art Museum and the Bucktown Center for the Arts. Enjoy family-friendly fun at the Family Museum of Arts and Science or Splash Landing Aquatic Center in nearby Bettendorf. See an exciting baseball match at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park.

Take an old-fashioned Mississippi River cruise on a paddlewheel boat or luxury riverboat along the Illinois and Iowa border. Cruise past the largest roller dam in the world, Rock Island Arsenal, and the historic home of Colonel Davenport. Many cruises offer lunch, fascinating narration and entertainment, such as a Mississippi-style big band.

Enjoy the warm tones of Mississippi jazz at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival and Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, held in summer.

On the Illinois side, find the Black Hawk State Historic Site where Native American villages once stood on Rock Island. Today the island houses the world headquarters for well-known farm equipment company John Deere and the Moline iWireless Center sports and concert arena.

The Quad Cities are connected to several major American cities via the Quad Cities International Airport. Reach the Quad Cities with the Amtrak service to Galesburg, an Illinois city 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Moline. Public transport, major highways and pedestrian footbridges connect the five cities.

Top Hotels in Quad Cities

Motel 6 Moline, IL
Motel 6 Moline, IL
2 out of 5
2501 52nd Ave, Moline, IL
The price is $40 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in Moline, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from SouthPark Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of TaxSlayer Center and Augustana College. John Deere Pavilion ...

2.9/5 (894 reviews)

"We were in town to see our daughter for the 1st time since leaving for college. Perfect for what we needed."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Motel 6 Moline, IL
Hyatt Place East Moline Quad Cities
Hyatt Place East Moline Quad Cities
3 out of 5
111 Bend Blvd, East Moline, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $67 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated in East Moline, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Celebration River Cruise Dock and within 6 mi (10 km) of TaxSlayer Center and Augustana College. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (177 reviews)

"Staff was great, room was immaculate and very comfortable!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hyatt Place East Moline Quad Cities
Hyatt House East Moline Quad Cities
Hyatt House East Moline Quad Cities
3 out of 5
111 Bend Blvd, East Moline, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated in East Moline, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Celebration River Cruise Dock and within 6 mi (10 km) of TaxSlayer Center and Augustana College. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (246 reviews)

"Clean, quiet hotel. Spacious rooms. Friendly service."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Hyatt House East Moline Quad Cities
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Vacation Rentals in Quad Cities

Staybridge Suites Davenport
Staybridge Suites Davenport
3 out of 5
4729 Progress Dr, Davenport, IA
The price is $94 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

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! (321 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
Mississippi River House
Mississippi River House
East Moline, IL
The price is $150 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Fishing trip

"It was a lovely quiet getaway for a weekend trip."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Mississippi River House
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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Quad Cities featuring general coastal views

Moline

Black Hawk State Historic Site featuring tranquil scenes

Rock Island

Photo by Bill Eaker

Bettendorf

Davenport featuring a city and a river or creek

Davenport