MISSISSIPPI RIVER STYLE: QUAD CITIES
Moline, East Moline, Davenport Rock Island & Bettendorf
Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
2021 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
It's 2,398 miles long and the third-longest river in the world. It's the mighty Mississippi, and the Quad Cities offer exceptional opportunities for visitors to feel the river's magic. Most of the riverfronts are open, offering easy access to panoramic views and a wide variety of recreational activities.
Gambling buffs can try their luck on three riverboat casinos (more than anywhere else in the world), all offering slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, big wheel and live poker. Or, enjoy a leisurely cruise on a non-gambling excursion offering daily luncheon and dinner cruises, twilight cruises with live entertainment, and overnight excursions to historic towns.
For recreational enthusiasts, the Great River Trail offers more than six miles of hiking and biking fun along the Mississippi River. The scenic riverfront views and that relaxed midwest feeling will take you back to the days of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. When complete, the Great River Trail will stretch 67 miles from Quad Cities to Savanna, Illinois.
Visitors are surprised to learn that one of the largest winter concentrations of bald eagles in North America is found near Quad Cities, along the Mississippi River. The locks and dams keep river waters open allowing the birds to fish the river, while rising wooded bluffs offer prime old-growth forests for perching and roosting. Bird-watching enthusiasts will discover numerous organized activities open for participation.
The Mississippi River is home to hundreds of special river festivities and events each year, where visitors enjoy the beauty of the river and that famous midwest hospitality.
But the Mississippi River isn't all fun and games. There's no better place than the Quad Cities to see towboats in action towing those big barges. Visitor centers and informational signage help visitors learn about the geography, ecology and economic impact of this authentic "working" river.|
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