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Davenport

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For other places with the same name, see Davenport (disambiguation).

Davenport is one of the Quad Cities, in Eastern Iowa. Birthplace of the Chiropractic practice.

Get in

The vast majority of visitors to Davenport arrive via Interstate 80. Many also arrive using Intestate 74 through Bettendorf (the easiest route if arriving at the Moline International airport). The west end of Davenport can also be accessed from the I-280 bypass.

Get around

Most people commute through Davenport by car, but there is a very reliable city bus service. While a few cab companies operate in Davenport and surrounding communities, visitors from larger metropolitan cities should not expect the cars to be waiting outside hotels or other places. It is advisable to place a call to a cab company at least 30 min prior to when you want to be picked up.

See

  • Figge Art Museum (formerly the Davenport Museum of Art)
  • Bucktown Fine Arts Located at the corner of East 2nd and Pershing, this historic building now houses a number of art studios.
  • The Riverfront Davenport has fought long to maintain this riverfront as a nice place to see. You can stroll along the River and watch bald eagles fish in the wintertime, or pleasure boats and barges work the channel in the summer.
  • River City Music Experience A museum of local music
  • Putnam Museum and IMAX

Do

  • Bix 7 A summer road race that draws tens of thousands of runners each summer. Also has a wonderful street festival with great music and food.
  • Beaux Arts Another summer festival, celebrating arts and crafts.

Buy

Eat

  • Davenport is the home town of Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlors [1].
  • Other popular pizza places include Harris and Wise Guys.
  • For ice cream stop by Whitey's, a regional chain. Try their banana split.

Drink

  • Stadium Club Bar and Grill, Brady St.. Place to watch your favorite sports teams.

Sleep

  • Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave, +1 563 324-9678. 8-room B and B.
  • La Quinta Inn Davenport Hotel, 3330 E Kimberly Rd, +1 563 359-3921, [3]. Free Wi-Fi, meeting space, fitness center and pool.

Get out

  • Kalona, a fun small town known for its Amish population and related industries rests 85 mi to the west.
  • Le Claire, just northeast of Bettendorf with quaint shops and home of Buffalo Bill (and a museum devoted to showcasing his life).


Routes through Davenport
Des MoinesIowa City  W noframe E  BettendorfChicago
END  W noframe E  Rock IslandMoline
Des MoinesIowa City  W noframe E  BettendorfJoliet
DubuqueDeWitt  N noframe S  BurlingtonHannibal
ClintonBettendorf  N noframe S  Rock IslandSt. Louis


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