Located in the heart of the Quad Cities region—a group of five cities that straddle the Mississippi River along the Iowa/Illinois border—Davenport is Iowa's third-largest city. Davenport is the perfect stop for sports fans, art connoisseurs and American historians.
Hotels in Davenport, IA are conveniently located close to the city's many attractions, including:
The Davenport Skybridge is a popular site for locals and visitors alike. Spanning almost 600 feet, the bridge is host to an observation deck that offers great views of the Mississippi River. Visit at night to see the bridge colorfully lit up.
The Figge Art Museum contains one of the finest collections of Midwestern American art, including pieces by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The museum also is home to the National Center for Midwest Art and Design, which promotes the study of Midwestern artists, designers and architects.
If you love American culture, the John Deere World Headquarters is just a short drive from downtown Davenport. John Deere is one of America's most iconic brands, and the headquarters features a showroom dedicated to the famous green tractors.
A visit to Iowa would not be complete without enjoying America's pastime. Head over to Modern Woodmen Park, home to the Quad Cities River Bandits, Davenport's minor league baseball team. At one of the oldest minor league ballparks in the country, spectators can take in a ballgame on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Augustana College, a liberal arts and sciences institution founded by Swedish immigrants in 1860, is located on a beautiful campus that embodies Davenport's strong Swedish-American identity. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through Augustana's grounds while sampling a variety of public events and lectures.
Vander Veer Botanical Park, modeled after New York City's Central Park, is a great place to spend a sunny day. It is thought to be one of the first botanical parks in the Western United States, and its colorful flower shows and exhibits are a real treat for visitors.
The city's variety of attractions make Davenport, IA the perfect destination in the heart of the Quad Cities. Choose from the selection of hotels in Davenport below for access to all this charming Midwestern city has to offer.
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