Historic LeClaire, Iowa

Dine, Shop, Antique, Stay!

Enjoy LeClaire year-round with dining, shopping, special events, and attractions!

LeClaire is one of Iowa’s most beautiful hidden treasures. Relax along the scenic streets of this historic river town that exudes turn-of-the-century charm and elegance. Located just a few short miles north of the Quad-Cities on the Mississippi River, LeClaire offers an experience that will last a lifetime. Dine, shop, antique, tour the attractions, and stay overnight! Find out why LeClaire has been voted “The Best Place to Take an Out-of-town Guest” and earned the distinction of being one of the “10 Coolest Small Towns in America”! It’s all there… in LeClaire!

Dine: LeClaire has dining experiences that will suit your mood, including gourmet cuisine, comfort food, fast food or home-cooked local favorites. Many restaurants have a river view and outdoor seating.

Shop: Shop LeClaire's historic downtown. The unique stores offer a wide selection including decorative and functional items, such as antiques, clothing, accessories, art, furniture and much more.

Antique: Discover great antique, vintage, retro, and collectible pieces at our diverse shops. There is something for everyone!

Stay: LeClaire has a variety of quality lodging choices offering all the modern amenities expected by today's traveler. Hotels are conveniently located near Interstate 80, and a bed and breakfast and quaint guest houses are found in the historic downtown.

Attractions:

Antique Archaeology: American Pickers ranks among the most popular and talked-about shows on television. Two buildings house their best picks, a new merchandise store, and serve as the home base for the American Pickers Show.

Buffalo Bill Museum & River Pilot's Pier: William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) was born in LeClaire, Iowa. His career as a frontiersman, U.S. Army Scout, and later as a showman touring throughout the United States and Europe with his “Wild West Congress” show has made him a favorite. Also see the only surviving example in the United States of a wooden-hulled boat built in the traditional Western Rivers fashion along with many other interesting exhibits.

Green Tree Brewery: A gathering place for craft beer including Doc’s Blondie - Kölsh-Style, Ground Hound - Coffee Stout, Buffalo Spit - Stout, and Hop Along Casually - IPA. They have outdoor seating and a spectacular river view.

Levee on the Mississippi River: Enjoy the beautiful river view, put your boat in, have a picnic or party, enjoy the military memorials, or take in an event – all on the easy to access Levee.

Mississippi River Distilling Company: See in person the handcrafted artistry used in creating exceptional, small batch spirits from “grain to glass.” Tours and samples on the hour every day 12pm - 4pm.

Olathea & Pebble Creek Golf Courses: Two beautifully groomed public golf courses are welcoming for everyday play, social functions, and tournaments.

Riverboat Twilight: Depart from LeClaire to Port of Dubuque, overnight, and then return to LeClaire aboard the most elegant riverboat to be launched in the last 100 years. Enjoy wildlife, towering bluffs and historic river towns and experience life on the Mississippi River.

Scott County Freedom Rock: Located on the south end of the LeClaire Levee, the 7.5 ton boulder with a colorful mural is a memorial to all veterans, active military, and first responders.

Wide River Winery Tasting Room: Sample award winning, locally made wines in the charming tasting room located just one block North of the American Pickers. Enjoy live music in the courtyard during the warm months!

Events:

Join us the evening of every First Friday of the month for food, spirits, and wine sampling, shopping, dining, and live entertainment.  Enjoy Eagle Watching in the Winter, Market Days and Wine Hop in the Spring, Car Shows and Tug Fest in the Summer, and Apple Fest in the Fall just to name some of the fun things going on in LeClaire year round!

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Latitude: 41.60912 Longitude: -90.360466 Elevation: 716 ft
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Getting Here and Getting Around

Parking is available on the street, the Levee along the river, and other public parking lots. Enter LeClaire on Cody Road (Hwy. 67) and turn towards the river on Wisconsin Street or Jones Street to park on the Levee.

Accessibility Notes

Some shops, restaurants, and attractions are handicap accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals are allowed. Some businesses allow pets; please inquire.

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