Local Area Attractions
Come for a day of adventure at Niabi Zoo and witness the many improvements and additions. There are new babies, new exhibits and many new exciting things happening. Experience hands-on encounters at "Discovery Station", where we will bring you up close and personal with various animals living at the zoo.
Are you a fan of the History Channel's show American Pickers? Well Le Claire, Iowa is only a beautiful 20 min drive away from us along the Mississippi River. Visit their website at www.antiquearchaeology.com
Bike or walk the 65 miles of trails along the Mississippi River or the Hennipen Canal. Take a tour of the Rock Island Arsenal, or take a water taxi to popular sites along the river.
Sunset Park & Mississippi Overlook
Sunset Park is 250 acres of wooded park land including Lake Potter, a 50 acre protected lake, with an outlet to the Mississippi, an overlook tower, picnic area, playground and a walk/jog blacktop path. The park is also a starting point for the 65 mile Quad Cities bike path on the Riverway Trails system.
Jumer's Casino Rock Island
Whatever your pleasure, you'll find the action you want at Casino Rock Island. Play a variety of games: blackjack, craps, roulette, or Caribbean Stud Poker. Plus, join the EnterFunMent Xtra Club and earn points for cash back as well as complimentary Bonus Dollars.
Vander Veer Botanical Center and Park
The Gardens , with annual and perennial beds, invite park visitors to stroll from the Conservatory through the formal Rose Garden, along the Grand Allée, and to the stone fountain at the south end of the park. Benches in the Children’s Sculpture Garden and Hosta Glade offer quiet places to rest in the shade or sun.
John Deere Commons
As the center of the Moline, Illinois, Riverfront Civic Renewal Project, the John Deere Commons has brought an international appeal to the Quad Cities. It encompasses such a variety of attractions that it makes downtown Moline a destination within itself. With its flavorful combination of office facilities, shopping, entertainment outlets and eateries, the Commons has bolstered interest in the area and become an example of cultural tourism at its finest.
Explore each decade of the past 100 years through flowers. The Centennial Garden is located on the east side of Middle Park and is in the shape of a large flower. Each petal of the flower consists of ten separate decade gardens that contain plants that were popular in each decade.
Stampe Lilac Garden
The garden was dedicated in 1980 by the City of Davenport and the Davenport Horticultural Society in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Stampe who established and maintained the garden. It contains about 250 blooming lilac bushes, crab apples, and 30,000 spring-blooming bulbs (narcissus, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, and tulips).
Black Hawk State Historic Site
Black Hawk State Historic Site is a wooded, steeply rolling 208-acre tract borders the Rock River in Rock Island. Prehistoric Indians and nineteenth-century settlers made their homes here, but the area is most closely identified with the Sauk nation and the warrior-leader whose name it bears - Black Hawk.
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre
This attraction includes Black Earth/Big River, Hall of Mammals; River, Prairie and People; IMAX® Theatre featuring 2D and 3D films.
Rock Island Arsenal Museum
The Rock Island Arsenal Museum was established on July 4, 1905. It is the second oldest US Army Museum in the United States.
Free water ski shows on the Rock River in Rock Island.
Channel Cat Water Taxi
Explore the majestic Mississippi, one of the five top recognized attractions in the world, aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi! Experience the power and mystique of the river that captivated Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as it sweeps around the great riverbend and flows east to west for one of only a few times over its length. Get a taste of the area once known as the Rock River Rapids, considered the most dangerous section of the upper Mississippi. Today, with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the river has been dredged and a channel created to slow the flow of water. So, sit back and enjoy your journey on the Channel Cat.
Tournament Players Club at Deere Run
The new TPC Deere Run is located between the Rock and Mississippi Rivers in Silvis, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa. The design team of D.A. Weibring Golf Resources and PGA TOUR Design Services crafted a magnificent 18-hole championship golf club. Visiting golfers will find elevation changes of 75 feet, natural rock outcroppings, mature hardwoods, and scenic views of the Rock River.