Pack up the whole family for an exciting and enlightening adventure in Scott County. Home to some of the best museums in the state alongside state of the art attractions and award-winning restaurants, the kids will be amazed by the area and all the big city experiences without extensive travel. This is a trip they won't forget.
Where to Go
Catch the newest of the Figge Art Museum's rotating exhibits featuring expansive galleries and world-class traveling pieces. The outside of the premier Davenport museum is just as exciting as the landmark glass building sits on the bank of the Mississippi River.
Spend a day at the Putnam Museum in Davenport and explore their series of interactive exhibits that will keep the kids entertained all afternoon. Learn about anything from mummies to river, prairie and people history. Be sure to stop by the reimagined science center and catch a film at the giant screen theater.
Get outdoors and step back in time with a visit to this cross-roads settlement and stagecoach stop from the 1860s. The kids will love exploring this Long Grove pioneer village, which includes 22 historic buildings and businesses such as a one room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, general store and a working ice cream soda shop.
Where to Eat
1. Harris Pizza
Swing by Harris Pizza in Davenport or Bettendorf and try a Quad Cities-style pizza. With their hand-tossed crust, homemade spices, quality ingredients and one-of-a-kind sausage, this third generation family-owned business loves serving its community authentic flavors.
A visit to the Quad Cities isn't complete without a sweet treat from Whitey's Ice Cream in Davenport. Their creamy shakes and malts, amazing sundaes and ice cream stacked in a cone is sure to please any sweet tooth.
Where to Stay
Stay in the heart of downtown Davenport at the luxurious Current Iowa hotel. Grab a seat at the rooftop bar and spend a relaxing evening with great views of the Mississippi River. The hotel is also located within walking distance of the Figge Art Museum along with other museums, shopping and dining.