Rock Island, a city of just under 40,000 residents, is at the head of the Great River Trail. There is a lot do along and near the trail; including exploring just a block from the trail, with has art galleries and theatres, nightclubs and coffee shops, and restaurants. Rock Island is also making advances in becoming a more bicycle friendly community. Cyclists can head off of the GRT and explore the city on a number of bikeways that connect the trail to the community.

  • For more information about the City of Rock Island, visit the City’s website
  • For more information on where to stay, eat and play near the trail, visit the The District’s website


Rock Island Boat Club

Phone: (309) 788-9412


Holiday Inn Rock Island – Quad Cities

The newly renovated Holiday Inn Rock Island-Quad Cities with superior amenities and outstanding service await you. Not all travelers are alike, so our 172 guest rooms and meeting space are designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers.


Sunset Marina

Sunset Marina is owned and operated by the City of Rock Island Public Works Department and is located in Sunset Park at 31st Avenue and the Mississippi River at mile marker 479.8.

Sunset Marina offers quality docking space for 473 boats from 16 feet to 60 feet in length.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park

Schwiebert Riverfront Park is the perfect place for a wedding, special event, other activities including picnics or parties with rental areas including: Observation shelter, Stage and Great Lawn, Triangle Lawn, Entire park