Community Activities

Modern Woodmen Park

Modern Woodmen Park / Quad City River Bandits

Davenport, Iowa

The Quad Cities River Bandits are the Single-A Midwest League affiliate of the Houston Astros. The River Bandits play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park, located in downtown Davenport. Modern Woodmen Park also features 11 amusement rides, including a Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Bumper Cars, an outdoor jungle gym, and more. Readers of the Quad-City Times voted the River Bandits as the top spot for family entertainment in the Quad Cities in 2017. Main Street Baseball, operators of the River Bandits, were awarded Ballpark Digest's Organization of the Year award in 2016.

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Figge Museum

Figge Art Museum

Davenport, Iowa

The Figge Art Museum is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building on the banks of the Mississippi, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest's finest art collections, and hosts world-class traveling exhibitions. Its studios, auditorium and spacious lobby are alive with art classes, lectures and special events that attract visitors of all ages.

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Quad City Botanical Center

Quad City Botanical Center

Rock Island, IL

Adjacent to the Mississippi River in downtown Rock Island, IL, the Quad City Botanical Center includes an indoor tropical atrium, a physically enabling garden, a G-Scale garden train exhibit(seasonal), other thriving outdoor gardens, an educational greenhouse, a three-season event canopy, resource library, and gift shop. As a public garden we maintain hundreds of plants ranging from tropical varieties to regional zone five perennials. Our tropical atrium is splendid twelve months of the year. Our outdoor butterfly garden attracts pollinators by the hundreds, and is lively from early spring to late fall when the Monarchs start their migration.

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Niabi Zoo

Niabi Zoo

Coal Valley, Illinois

Explore 40+ acres bustling with more than 600 animals, representing 200 species from around the world at the Niabi Zoo! Niabi Zoo strives to connect the community with the natural world through conservation leadership and engaging educational experiences. Niabi is part of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District, which is devoted to restoration, conservation and protection of our county waterways, forests and prairies. Located just minutes from the heart of the Quad Cities in Coal Valley, Illinois, Niabi is one of the top attractions in the area.

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Family Museum

Family Museum

Bettendorf, Iowa

Operate a crane, shop for groceries, sort mail, and climb in a tree house in this fun-filled, interactive museum designed for children eight and under. It’s a mini Quad Cities! Don’t forget to stop by the 28-foot waterplay table that resembles an actual stretch of the Mississippi River.

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TaxSlayer Center

Tax Slayer Center

Moline, Illinois

The TaxSlayer Center is a 12,000 seat arena and conference center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, just a short drive on Interstate 74 from the Rhythm City Casino. The arena hosts a variety of concerts and sporting events yearly. Past events at the TaxSlayer Center include Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Elton John, the Eagles, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, James taylor and more. Several family shows make yearly visits including Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, and the Harlem Globetrotters. The TaxSlayer Center is also home to our indoor football team the Quad City Steamwheelers.

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John Deere Pavillion

John Deere Pavillion

Moline, Illinois

At the John Deere Pavilion, there’s something for everyone! When visiting this free attraction, guests experience the innovations of the present and future, while appreciating the heritage of the past. Through interactive displays, original artifacts, a variety of media, product simulators, and an expansive children’s area, you'll learn about Deere & Company’s global businesses and products, its rich history, and solutions to the challenges of providing food and infrastructure to the world’s growing population. The John Deere Discovery Zone is designed for kids, but parents love it too. You can create a stop-motion movie, measure your height compared to equipment tires, assemble a gear train, build bridges on the activity table, plan and choose a healthy meal on the Smart Board, and lots more. The John Deere Pavilion and Store are open daily and host a variety of special events throughout the year.

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