Moline, Illinois is part of the region known as the Quad Cities, located right along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The Quad Cities consists of the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The region also includes smaller communities within a short driving distance.
Moline is geographically defined by the unusual path of the Mississippi River - the only place where the Mississippi runs from east to west.
Moline, with roots tied to John Deere and Deere & Company’s World Headquarters, has gone through a major re-development process and continues to expand and improve its beautiful downtown riverfront. Gift shops, antiques, ethnic and traditional restaurants, riverboat cruises, water taxi rides, riverfront trails, John Deere attractions, and a fun-filled summer concert series make this city a place to be enjoyed by all ages.
The Bier Stube German restaurant with its large outdoor Beer Garden, Bent River Brewery serving up a fine selection of homemade brews and tasty food choices, Lagomarino’s with its original soda fountains, La Flama for a taste of Mexican cuisine, Bass Street Chop House, Le Mekong for Vietnamese cuisine, Dead Poet’s Espresso, and a variety of other restaurants and pubs fill the downtown area.
In Moline, the Celebration Belle Riverboat, Channel Cat Water Taxi, John Deere Pavilion, John Deere Collectors, Deere & Company World Headquarters, and John Deere mansions are just a few of the highlights of this city. Just a short drive from downtown you can enjoy shopping at SouthPark Mall where over 150 stores offer everything from clothing and jewelry to gifts and food.
Lodging accommodations downtown include the Stoney Creek Inn & Suites and the Radisson on John Deere Commons. Both hotels are located right on the riverfront with access to riverfront walking and biking trails.