Quad Cities Getaway

Lots to see and do in the Quad Cities. Wonderful attractions, festivals, and great options for overnight stays.

Celebration River Cruises - The Celebration Belle
The Celebration Belle offers a great opportunity to see the mighty Mississippi River. Some of their cruises offer narrated tours as you sit on the top-deck and watch the beautiful scenery. The offer lunch, sightseeing, dinner among many other cruise opportunities.

Cruise the Mississippi River aboard the Celebration Belle ~ Creating memories to treasure!

Celebration River  Cruises is a family owned business, celebrating our 32nd cruising season! Located in Moline, IL in the Quad Cities.  We offer…

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Channel Cat Water Taxi
Channel Cat Water Taxi
Outdoor Adventure | Boat Tour
Catch an up-close view of the Mississippi aboard this open-air, pontoon-style boat. You can even take your bikes on board and get on and off at various docks in the Quad Cities.

For over 20 years MetroLINK, the Illinois Quad Cities transit provider, has been fortunate to provide a passenger ferryboat option to Quad Cities residents and visitors, offering a Mississippi River experience that links passengers between the…

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Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum
Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Museum
Very cool museum located on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in the Quad Cities area.

Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum has its roots in the 19th century as a natural history collection established by the College's first professor of science. The museum has become one of the largest and finest collections of rocks, minerals and…

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Colonel Davenport House
Colonel Davenport House
Historic or Prehistoric Place | Battlefields, Civil Rights, Historic Homes and Gardens
This house has a lot of area history and great stories are told during the guided tours.

The Colonel Davenport House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1833-1834. The Foundation relies on volunteers to maintain and operate the house. It is open for tours from May to October, Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 p.m.

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Circa'21 Dinner Playhouse
Circa'21 Dinner Playhouse
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Theater or Performing Arts Center
Amazing Vaudeville-era theatre. Beautiful inside and the shows are wonderful. Dinner is served up before the performance making it a wonderful dinner theatre experience.

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is one of the nations premiere dinner theatres, serving up top Broadway musicals and comedies. The majority of the actors who appear on the Circa ’21 stage are hired from New York and other professional auditions across…

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Bucktown Center for the Arts
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Museum, Theater, Interpretive Center | Art Gallery or Studio
The galleries feature great works of art by local artists. Paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. A must see!

Bucktown Center for the Arts is made up of unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative, affordable, unusual and useable works of art created by local artists. It is located in the historic Bucktown building. Shop, learn and…

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Artisan Grain Distillery
Artisan Grain Distillery
Food or Drink | Microbrewery or Distillery
Cool place to visit and learn how they make spirits. Tours include tastings.

You will have an opportunity to interact directly with the master distiller and discuss what makes our hand crafted spirits so unique and flavorful. Choose the right day and get an opportunity to help bottle our next batch of Moonshine or other…

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Blackhawk State Historic Site
Blackhawk State Historic Site
Community | Historic Site or District
Besides the Hauberg Indian Museum, this state historic site also offers great hiking trails and beautiful scenery. The museum is located in the lodge which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Very cool building. Also other displays besides the Indian museum.

Learn how the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians lived in the 1820s when their village, Saukenuk, was the largest town in Illinois. In the late 1820s, however, Anglo-Americans began developing settlements and gradually forced the tribes across the…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Celebration River Cruises - The Celebration Belle
2 Channel Cat Water Taxi
3 Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum
4 Colonel Davenport House
5 Circa'21 Dinner Playhouse
6 Bucktown Center for the Arts
7 Artisan Grain Distillery
8 Blackhawk State Historic Site