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Natural Areas

Fishermans Corner Recreation Area

Shallow water marsh on upstream side of levee containing frogs, turtles, muskrats, Blue Herons, and waterfowl in the fall. Downstream of the levee are fishing waters containing all species native to the area.

IL Route 84 Hampton, IL 61256

 

Illiniwek Forest Preserve

Preserve on east side of Hampton, Illinois, along Illinois Route 84.
Parking on Northwest/River side of preserve–turn off from Illinois 84/State Street onto 1st Avenue. Parking also on southeast side of Illinois Route 84/preserve–follow 1st Avenue.

1201 State Avenue Hampton, Illinois 61265

 

Sunset Park

Sunset Park sits on 250 acres of wooded park land featuring Lake Potter, a 50-acre protected lake, with outlet to the Mississippi River. Sunset Park is the starting point for the 65 mile Quad Cities bike path on the Riverway Trails system. Sunset Park is also home to the annual Recycled Float Race held every July 4th.

Sunset Lane and 18th avenue Rocks Island, IL 61201

 

Micro Breweries

 

Great River Brewery

Great River Brewery’s roots began with a love for great craft beer. College friends Paul Krutzfeldt and Scott Lehnert spent their college years thinking about beer, drinking beer and devising a beer plan. In 2004, the put the pedal to the metal and started a brew pub in Iowa City, Iowa. In December of 2008 the entire brewing operation was moved to Davenport, Iowa with hopes of starting their lifelong dream of packaging their hand-crafted beers.

www.greatriverbrewery.com

 

Bent River Brewing Company

Located in the heart of the National Registered Historic District of Moline, this turn-of-the-century building with its decorative stone arches has become a leader in the rejuvenation campaign of the Moline Centre. Within walking distance of the I Wireless Center and the John Deere Commons in downtown Moline, Bent River Brewing Co. is a popular destination for the best pub fare and beer garden in the Quad Cities metro area.

www.bentriverbrewing.com

Albany

Indian Mounds State Historic Site

Albany Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Albany, Illinois consists of 205 acres of tree covered hills, valleys and surrounding prairie which is ideal for a walk, bike ride or just sitting and observing the wildlife from deer to eagles that call the park home.

12th Ave S, Albany, IL 61230

www.albanymounds.com

Dolan Memorial Park

Memorial park

Google Maps

Albany True Value Antiques

401 S. Main Street
Albany, IL. 61230
Tues-Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(309)-887-4850

Bitler Marine

202 N. 2nd Avenue
Albany, IL. 61230
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
(309)-887-4804

Derek’s Antiques

301 S. Main Street
Albany, IL. 61230

By Appointment through Facebook

Dingz and Thingz

Albany, IL
(309)-887-9700

JP’s Landing

102 N. Main Street
Albany, IL. 61230
(309)-887-9850

Albany Municipal Marina

100-block of N. Water Street
Albany, IL. 61230

(309)-887-4064

Albany Municipal Park

500-block of S. Main Street
Albany, IL. 61230

(309)-887-4064

Shell Express Lane

202 S. Main Street
Albany, IL. 61230

(309)-887-4393

East Moline

 

Lundeens Landing Fishing Spot

21119 Barstow Rd, East Moline, IL 61244
Phone:(309) 781-9766

Elton E. Fawks Bald Eagle Refuge Natural Preserve

This site has been recognized for many years as an important winter roosting site for bald eagles. The bluffs along this portion of the Mississippi River overlook Lock and Dam 14, an important winter feeding area for bald eagles.

www.dnr.illinois.gov/INPC/Pages/Area4RockIslandEltonEFawksBaldEagle.aspx

Fulton

“de Immigrant”, Fulton’s Authentic and Fully-Operational Dutch Windmill

Fulton’s Dutch Windmill was manufactured and pre-assembled in the Netherlands. Following the delivery to Fulton, the Windmill was assembled and installed by Dutch craftsmen. Standing nearly 100 ft. tall, the massive timbers are assembled by wooden pegs. Dedication of the new Dutch Windmill took place during the * Dutch Days Festival 2000. Dutch Days is an annual event occurring the first Friday and Saturday in May every year.

This authentic Dutch windmill was constructed on the flood control dike overlooking the Mississippi River and immediately next to the Great River Trail extension along Fulton’s riverfront in the heart of Fulton. The windmill was engineered and pre-fabricated in the Netherlands and shipped to the United States in containers by ship, rail, and truck transportation. Dutch millwrights and masons traveled to the United States on three separate occasions and rebuilt the windmill in Fulton.

Andresen Nature Center

Hands-on nature displays, observation beehive, taxidermy of local mammals (including a cougar, flying squirrel). Picnic shelter within 200 yards of the Mississippi River.

409 North 4th Street, Fulton, IL 61252
Phone: 815-208-7059
Web: facebook.com/AndresenNatureCenter
 

Lock and Dam No. 13

Lock and Dam No. 13 is a lock and dam located on the Upper Mississippi River above Fulton, Illinois and Clinton, Iowa. This facility offers visitors a view of the barges and boats locking through on the widest pool in the Upper Mississippi River.

4999 Lock Rd, Fulton, IL

The Sand Prairie Nature Preserve

Poppy mallow and Carolina anemone plants, which are also abundant, are rarely found in the Midwest. Ornate box turtles and one of their predators, western hog-nosed snakes — both animals listed on the Illinois Threatened Species list — can be found here. The sand areas also have an unusual bird population, including ground-feeding horned larks and grasshopper sparrows.

Cattail Slough Recreation Area

Cattail Slough Recreation Area is a day use facility located on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. It offers boat ramp access to the backwaters of pool 14 with a courtesy boat dock as well as bank fishing and vault style restroom facilities.

The Fulton Marina

The Fulton Marina is located along the mighty Mississippi in Fulton, Illinois. It is a municipally owned, year round, full service marina and very family friendly. A gas dock is located in the marina for your convenience and the cost of a gallon is competitively priced, based on the market. Potable water and pump out services are also available.

1800 4th St, Fulton, IL
Phone: 815-589-2222

Sunfish Slough

This slough is located very near the Illinois bank along connecting to teh Mississippi River. Access to this location is right off of Illinois Route 30 between bridges. Roadside parking is open on oth sides of the highway.

Hampton

Hampton Heritage Center

Banquet Hall

251 S State Ave, Hampton, IL 61256

www.hamptonil.org

Moline

John Deere Pavilion

It’s all here. The machines. The history. The technology. The innovations. A chance to see where agriculture, construction and forestry are heading, here in America and around the world. It’s fun. It’s educational.

And best yet, it’s FREE.

https://www.deere.com/en_US/corporate/our_company/fans_visitors/tours_attractions/pavilion.page

Celebration Belle River Cruises

2501 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

www.celebrationbelle.com

Channel Cat Water Taxi

1200 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

gogreenmetro.com/maps-and-schedules/channel-cat-taxi/

Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, Illinois 61265

www.visitquadcities.com

iWireless Center

1201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

iwirelesscenter.com

Bike Self-Repair Station

Location: 41.510521, -90.516978

Genesis Fitness Stop

4913 Great River Trail
Moline, IL 61265

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Port Byron

Information Coming Soon.

Rapids City

Information Coming Soon.

Rock Island

Quad City Arts

The organization’s dual role of presenting the arts and humanities, as well as serving as an arts resource, allows us to serve more than 350,000 people annually in the Arts Center in Rock Island and at over 200 community rural and urban community sites.

quadcityarts.com

 

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.

www.rigov.org/index.aspx?nid=88

 

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

www.rigov.org/citydepartments/ced/riverfrontpark.html

Savanna

Frank Fritz Finds

Antique Store

324 Main St, Savanna, IL 61074

www.frankfritzfinds.com

Savanna Times Theater

The Savanna Times Theater in the Sportsman’s Paradise, Savanna Illinois on the beautiful Mississippi River. Located on Savanna’s Main Street this twin theater movie house is a popular point of entertainment in Savanna.

222 Main St, Savanna, IL 61074

www.savannatimestheater.com

Savanna Museum and Cultural Center

Over 80 mannequins dressed in authentic Civil War uniforms, native son & big-band musician Wayne King memorabilia, railroad artifacts and more Savanna history. Special events including the very popular Festival of Trees in December.

savannamuseumandculturalcenter.wordpress.com

Thomson

Arnold's BikesArnold’s Bikes

Comfort Bikes, Recumbent Trikes & 2 Wheelers, a Variety of used bikes, plus Rentals and Repairs.

815-259-8289
831 W Main Street
Thomson, Illinois

www.arnoldsbikesusa.com

Thomson Train Depot Museum

Packed with local history: Photos, memorabilia, and more. Open 1pm-4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Other hours available by
emailing: thomsondepotmuseum@gmail.com

W. Main Street
Thomson, Illinois

Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge/Ingersoll Learning Center

Featuring Wildlife Viewing Station Lookouts over the marshland, plus Educational Displays inside. Located at North Riverview Rd, right on the Great River Trail.

Casey’s at Rt 84 & Main St.

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week! Gasoline, propane, pizza & more, full convenience store.

CDG Ceramics

Unique Ceramics – You can come in, relax and paint your own ceramics or we have a wide variety of finished products painted by us in our store front. We also offer a huge selection of greenware, bisque, paints and supplies for all your ceramic needs, plus classes.

(815) 631-4296
1904 Rt 84

Thomson Causeway / Campground

Tent camping, motor home facilities, showers available. Hiking trails, recreation areas, small boat launch, playgrounds, right on the banks of the Mississippi River. Great additional scenic “loop” to add to your bike ride.

Opening Soon: Thom’s Inn

Friendly community atmosphere with quality spirits, beer on tap, wine, organic espresso & lattes. Future plans include live music and more.

826 W. Main St.

Sandburr Run Golf Course / Sandtrap Bar / Hotel

815-902-6063
5020 IL Rt 84

Fairhaven Farms