The five interwoven cities and surrounding municipalities comprised within the Quad Cities share the banks of the Mississippi River. The Illinois section of the Quad Cities is made up of Moline, East Moline and Rock Island, while Davenport and Bettendorf make up the Iowa section. Experience each city’s unique character while making the most of the Mississippi riverfront precincts they all share. Get local insight into the area’s Native American and Civil War histories, watch a baseball match at one of the Quad Cities stadiums and discover busy cultural communities.

Moline is the region’s second-largest city and is spread between the southern banks of the Mississippi and the winding Rock River, alongside East Moline. Explore the city’s revitalized downtown riverfront area, Bass Street Landing, which has a spacious plaza, a fountain for children to play in during warm summer days and a fantastic nearby dining precinct. Kids will also love the slides and water playground at the Riverside Aquatics Center in Riverside Park. See unbeatable views of the cityscape from the Mississippi on a scenic riverboat cruise, many of which include lunch, sightseeing commentary and a Mississippi-style big band.

Moline is the home of John Deere, the well-known farming equipment company. Learn about the Midwest’s rich agricultural heritage at the John Deere Pavilion, which contains a comprehensive museum and antiques collection. Explore scenic trails and walkways along the riverside, in historic Prospect Park. Find out what events are on at the Moline iWireless Center.

Check out the historic Mississippi waterfront on Rock Island, which has an exciting downtown area known as The District. This exciting precinct is filled with theaters, galleries, restaurants and nightclubs and cafés providing excitement day and night. The Black Hawk State Historic Site marks the spot where a major Native American village stood.

In Iowa, Davenport’s pretty pedestrianized Skybridge is a popular sightseeing spot, while the Family Museum brings visitors of all ages to Bettendorf.

Reach the Quad Cities via its international airport or by train to the Amtrak station in Galesburg, 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Moline. The cities are conveniently connected by public transit, major highways and pedestrianized footbridges.

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Top Hotels in Quad Cities

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Quad Cities
2 out of 5
101 18th St, Moline
$115/night
Jul 24 - Jul 25
4.5/5Wonderful! (641 reviews)

"Great location to John Deere Pavilion and Isabel Bloom studio and eateries. Very popular with families with children, which tend to dominate the pool and for adult couples at times annoying."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Quad Cities
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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Moline Airport
2.5 out of 5
5450 27th St, Moline
$57/night
Aug 5 - Aug 6
3.9/5Good! (1,311 reviews)

"Location and staff were great. Carpet was not cleaned and had food crumbs on it our whole visit."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Moline Airport
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Motel 6 Moline
2 out of 5
2501 52nd Ave, Moline
$36/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
2.9/5 (690 reviews)

"I like how close it is to the river,which provides nice scenery,and how close it is to so many shopping and eating places,especially the mall.You get a clean,comfortable room,as advertised.It was a touch disappointing that they took away the exercise room and the continental breakfast,which this ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019

Motel 6 Moline

Popular things to do in Quad Cities

John Deere Pavilion
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John Deere Pavilion

At this large exhibit space in Moline, see the green machines that have plowed, dug and cut their way across America for over 175 years.

Black Hawk State Historic Site
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Black Hawk State Historic Site

Wander down woodland trails along the banks of the Rock River and experience a place of deep significance to the Sauk nation and ancient civilizations.

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