Quad Cities

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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.

Where to stay in Quad Cities

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 Nov 3 to Nov 3
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
Isle Casino Hotel - Bettendorf
Isle Casino Hotel - Bettendorf
3 out of 5
1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf, IA
The price is $84 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is steps from Mississippi River, Isle Casino Bettendorf, and Isle Marina. Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Had a very relaxing time but when I would go get breakfast at the cafe since it was the only thing open they wouldn't let me in the casino with my orange juice that I purchased from the casino Cafe ."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Isle Casino Hotel - Bettendorf
Stoney Creek Hotel Quad Cities - Moline
Stoney Creek Hotel Quad Cities - Moline
2.5 out of 5
101 18th St, Moline, IL
The price is $88 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in the heart of Moline, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from TaxSlayer Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Figge Art Museum and RiverCenter. Rhythm City ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (942 reviews)
"Thou the property was in good condition, clean and friendly there were kids running up and down the halls out of control. Thou this was not the properties fault I was disappointed in the ability to control this issue. the breakfast offered was very good. Front desk staff was friendly and ..."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Stoney Creek Hotel Quad Cities - Moline
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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
Home2 Suites by Hilton Bettendorf Quad Cities
Home2 Suites by Hilton Bettendorf Quad Cities
3 out of 5
975 Utica Ridge Place, Bettendorf, IA
The price is $114 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Situated in Bettendorf, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mississippi River and Trinity Regional Health System. Family Museum and UI Health Care are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (172 reviews)
"6 night stay: Modern, clean with good layout . Recycle bins. Kitchenette with large mini fridge, sink, microwave, dishes, coffeemaker. Engineered flooring in kitchen and bathroom area. Downside was housekeeping; only done if you ask and auto on 5th day. So had to ask for towels every day. I DID ASK ..."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Bettendorf Quad Cities
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 Nov 21 to Nov 21
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
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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