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Arsenal Island

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Introduction Arsenal Island is a military installation but the public is welcome to visit; you will need to show a photo ID and tell them your destination, and they will give you a pass to enter. If you are […]

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Davenport

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History After winning the count seat battle with Rockingham, Davenport became a key port-of-call for steamboats; by 1857, it counted nearly sixteen hundred annual steamboat landings. Goods transported up the Mississippi River supplied not only the immediate residents of the […]

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Bettendorf

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History Early development moved slowly in the area that is now Bettendorf. Once home to the villages of Lillienthal and Gilbert, the area may have stayed a sleepy rural village if not for the arrival of two brothers and […]

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