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Quad CitiesUnited States of America

See the varied skylines of the Illinois and Iowa borders when you cruise the Mississippi River, which threads through the heart of this five-city sprawl.

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.

Top Hotels in Quad Cities

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel 6 Moline, IL
Motel 6 Moline, IL
2 out of 5
2501 52nd Ave, Moline, IL
The price is $36 per night

Situated in Moline, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from SouthPark Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of TaxSlayer Center and Augustana College. John Deere Pavilion ...

2.9/5 (857 reviews)

"Justice is so friendly and helpful! Room is clean and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 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
The price is $84 per night

Situated in East Moline, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Celebration River Cruise Dock and within 6 mi (10 km) of TaxSlayer Center and Augustana College. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (149 reviews)

"Brand new great rooms. Bonus for the shower and bathroom"…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 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
The price is $84 per night

Situated in East Moline, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Celebration River Cruise Dock and within 6 mi (10 km) of TaxSlayer Center and Augustana College. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (199 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly. It was a nice newer hotel with a nice view of the Mississippi river. I know everything with the whole covid thing they have to follow guidelines but the grab and go breakfast did not have many options and over all was disappointing and you had to sign up for spot to use ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Hyatt House East Moline Quad Cities

Popular places to visit in Quad Cities

John Deere Pavilion
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John Deere Pavilion

4.5/5(130 reviews)

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.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park
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Schwiebert Riverfront Park

Explore the great outdoors at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, a lovely green space in Rock Island. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the casinos while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Quad Cities

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Iowa and Illinois: Quad Cities Craft Brewery Tour
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Iowa and Illinois: Quad Cities Craft Brewery Tour

$65
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa

$20
Per adult

Cities near Quad Cities

Quad Cities featuring general coastal views

Moline

Black Hawk State Historic Site featuring tranquil scenes

Rock Island

Bettendorf which includes a ferry, a river or creek and a bridge

Bettendorf

Davenport featuring a city and a river or creek

Davenport

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