Meet The Quad Cities

The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. With a combined population of 400,000, the QC Area brings you all the excitement of a big city with all the hospitality of a small town.

Our award-winning museums and cultural centers, internationally-recognized festivals, beautiful riverfront, scrumptious dining and vibrant nightlife will ensure that you always have something to do when you come visit, whether it be with your family, business associates, or group tours. Each of the five cities offers the region a unique twist on Quad Cities life, so we invite you to take a closer look at what each city has to offer.

Davenport, Iowa

Anchored by a sweeping waterfront development program called RiverVision, Davenport is the place to be for beautiful riverfront vistas and an active downtown area with lots of things to do. The ultra-modern Figge Art Museum and exciting Putnam history museum and IMAX Theatre are the perfect ways to enrich your knowledge and enhance your visit to the Quad Cities. After you’re done with all of that, check out Northpark Mall, one of Iowa’s largest shopping malls. Read more >>

Bettendorf, Iowa

Bettendorf is one of the country’s best cities for affordable homes, according to – and with a wide selection of family-friendly activities and museums, it’s not a bad place to visit, either. The Bettendorf Library and adjacent Family Museum provide exciting programs, storytellers, demonstrations and more. Also be sure to check out our numerous outdoor activites including the Splash Landing water park, Wallace’s Garden Center and Duck Creek Recreational Trail. Read more >>

Rock Island, Illinois

The downtown District is known for its festivals and nightlife. Cajun food and zydeco music; Jamaican food and reggae music; and a fall Irish folk festival ensure that Rock Island is always culturally exciting. The city also offers fun for the whole family with the country’s largest go-kart street race or infamous costume contest and scavenger hunt during Fright Night. If architecture is your thing, take the downtown Architectural Tour and visit the Broadway Historic District. Read more >>

Moline, Illinois

Home of John Deere World Headquarters, Moline is one of the agricultural capitals of the world. The city is steeped in history yet maintains an ultra-modern downtown area, with John Deere Pavilion, the 14,000-seat i wireless Center, and lots of shops and restaurants. Don’t miss views of the riverfront from the Celebration Belle riverboat and Channel Cat Water Taxi. After you’re done with all of that, spend the evening at the Music Guild or Playcrafters Barn Theatre, two unique venues featuring musicals performed by local actors. Read more >>

East Moline, Illinois