- Our list of the best things to do in Rock Island, Illinois, features the top 87 nearby activities — including 35 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Rock Island, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Rock Island, IL , followed by 65 popular activities in nearby cities, including Davenport, Moline, Muscatine, Bettendorf, Le Claire, Walcott and Clinton
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Davenport's Vander Veer Botanical Garden is a diverse plant conservatory dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of Iowa's native vegetation. The Garden's beautiful grounds are also available for weddings and other social events.
The Belgian Culture Center For is a museum location made to honor the large Belgian population in the Quad Cities Area. Cultural exhibits, educational tours, and a monthly waffle breakfast are among the services offered from the museum.
Preserving the history of Moline for over 100 years, the Rock Island County Historical Society has collected a number of artifacts. The museum includes two historic homes and a number of dated clothing items.
The iWireless Center is a multi-purpose, entertainment and event center hosting concerts to sporting events and more. Conveniently located in the Quad City area, it is also available to host private events, weddings, and conventions.
Imagine a playground filled with large machines, the John Deere Pavillion is that and more for kids young and old. Climb onto giant tractors, or power up machines on virtual reality simulators; this is a visit you will be glad to have made.
With an inexpensive, all-day pass, the Channel Cat Taxi travels the Mississippi and stops at landings near attractions in the Quad City area. The open-air water taxis run from Memorial Day through Labor Day and can accommodate bicycles.
The Bent River Brewing Company produces Belgian IPA, Cherry Vanilla Porter, English Strong Ale, Imperial IPA, Jalapeno Pepper Ale, and Jameson Oak Irish Stout beers. The location also sells chicken wings and pulled pork potato skins.
A shopping center, NorthPark Mall features large, national retailers like Sears, JCPenney, Dillard's and Barnes & Noble. The mall offers retailers from categories that include dining, books, shoes, clothing, technology, jewelry, health and beauty, accessories and professional services.