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Museum in Moline & Rock Island

Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Floating in the Mississippi River, Rock Island once held a Civil War–era arsenal and POW camp. It's now the site of the impressive Rock Island Arsenal Museum (with old guns galore), as well as a Civil War cemetery, …
Historic Site in Moline & Rock Island

Black Hawk State Historic Site

The site sits in an unspoiled, forested park offering 6 miles of trails that meander through ravines and ridges by the Rock River. Eagles sometimes swoop by. The rustic lodge on-site was built by the Civilian Conser…
Museum in Moline & Rock Island

Hauberg Indian Museum

Part of Black Hawk State Historic Site, the museum outlines the story of Sauk leader Black Hawk and his people and how they lived in the area prior to the five-month Black Hawk War (a bloody conflict between local N…
Museum in Moline & Rock Island

John Deere Pavilion

Moline is the home of John Deere, the international farm machinery manufacturer. Downtown holds the John Deere Pavilion, a kiddie-beloved museum/showroom. Actually, it's captivating for all ages to climb up and sit …
Cafe in Moline & Rock Island

QC Coffee and Pancake House

You will not leave hungry from this traditional Midwestern cafe. Enormous portions of biscuits and gravy, omelets and hash browns, and chicken fried steak thud onto the tables, along with the menu's pièce de résista…