Get acquainted with the region’s rich and varied history by exploring the places below. TO DO The places below will give you a broad exposure to the region’s rich history. German-American Heritage Center (Davenport), River, Prairie, & People exhibit at the Putnam Museum (Davenport), Palmer Mansion and Palmer Museum (Davenport), Colonel Davenport House (Rock Island Arsenal), […]
The Quad Cities offer a range of activities for families with children of any age, or so I’m told. I don’t have children (other than that silly inner child of mine), so I’m making my best guess here. Let me know if you have better ideas. TO DO Get on the river, play in a […]
Spend a weekend exploring the cultural attractions in the Quad Cities, sampling the region’s good food, fine museums, and excellent locally-brewed beer. TO DO The museums are cool, but I suggest branching out and experiencing something different. Figge Art Museum (Davenport), Chocolate Manor (Bettendorf), Bucktown Center for the Arts (Davenport), River Music Experience (Davenport), FOOD Taste the […]
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