The Quad Cities rests on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River and share a population of 400,000.
The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. With a combined population of 400,000, the QC Area brings you all the excitement of a big city with all the hospitality of a small town. Our award-winning museums and cultural centers, internationally-recognized festivals, beautiful riverfront, scrumptious dining and vibrant nightlife will ensure that you always have something to do when you come visit, whether it be with your family, business associates, or group tours. Each of the five cities offers the region a unique twist on Quad Cities life, so we invite you to take a closer look at what each city has to offer.
It’s not just for the river, you know. Surveys show that more than half of our visitors come for our nationally-recognized festivals and special events. Our award-winning museums, concerts, historic attractions, shopping and family activities also attract strong attention from out-of-town visitors. It’s not just for visitors, either – there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy all of the same great activities that our tourists do.
And what’s not to love? There’s so much to do in the Quad Cities that we bet you haven’t seen it all. The next time you have a free weekend or boring night, take a look at our extensive lists of fantastic dining, attractions, events and nightlife right here in your hometown. Chances are, you’ll find something new to explore just like our visitors.