Home to over 44,000, Moline is the largest city in Rock Island County and helps to make up what is referred to as the "Quad Cities." The Quad Cities area consists of five principal cities, which include: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline in Illinois.


The Quad Cities are home to an array of popular attractions and host hundreds of festivals and special events throughout the year that bring in visitors nationwide. Particularly, Moline attracts tourists year-round due to its rich history, entertainment offerings and strong ties to the world-famous John Deere Company.


Over the last decade the downtown area of Moline has undergone a tremendous transformation, making it into the booming recreational, visitor and business-friendly community that it is today. Downtown Moline, known as Moline Centre, is filled with a variety of casual and fine dining establishments, bars and clubs, entertainment venues and shopping all within a short walking distance of one another. The business district is also home to the iWireless Center, which draws top talent in the music industry, other special performances and is also home to the minor league hockey team, the Quad City Mallards.


Although downtown Moline in itself has much to offer, the outskirts of the city and surrounding areas also boast a wide selection of activities. We've done our research and compiled a list of some of the very best things to see and do while in Moline, Illinois.


John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters


The John Deere Company is headquartered in Moline, and The John Deere Pavilion is one of the largest agricultural displays in the world. Visitors are encouraged to climb up into one of the large, green, iconic combine, learn the history of the John Deere machines and participate in interactive exhibits. The John Deere Store on location offers a wide range of clothing, toys and merchandise for sale.


Address: 1400 River Dr. Moline, IL 61265

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. noon to 4 p.m.

Phone: 309-765-1000

More information: //bit.ly/1IQmygb


Celebration River Cruise


The Celebration Belle is an 800-passenger, luxury, non-gaming riverboat. Passengers can enjoy lunch, dinner, themed, big band and sightseeing cruises that run along the Mississippi River March through December. The Celebration Belle docks along Ben Butterworth Parkway and River Drive on the Moline riverfront.


Address: 2501 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265

Reservations made at: //www.celebrationbelle.com/cruise-calendar

Phone: 800-297-0034

More information: //www.celebrationbelle.com


SouthPark Mall


If you're looking to shop, SouthPark Mall contains hundreds of stores and is the largest downstate mall in Illinois. Department stores include Dillard's, J.C. Penney and Von Maur. The mall also features a wide variety of specialty shops, jewelry stores and a large food court.


Address: 4500 16th Street, Moline, IL 61265

Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone: 309-797-8450

More information: //www.shopsouthparkmall-il.com


Black Hawk State Historic Site:


Nearby, Rock Island is a quick trip away and is home to a lively nightlife scene, a downtown mall and the Black Hawk State Historic Site. Voted one of the "7 Wonders of Illinois," the Black Hawk State Historic Park offers beautiful trails for hiking, walking, biking and sightseeing, as well as picnic shelters, a nature center and a Native  American museum.


Address: 1510 46th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201

Hours of operation: Sunrise to 10 p.m.

Phone: 309-788-9536

More information: //www.blackhawkpark.org


Whether it's shopping, historical landmarks, riverboat cruises or bike trials, Moline has something to offer everyone!

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