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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Gangsters & Ghosts Come to Life in Rock Island

October 30th, 2019

Step into the past with Quad City Haunts & History Tours. You’ll discover that dead folks do tell tales as you explore the streets and haunts of Rock Island. Join QC Haunts for their current walking tour of Rock Island, Gangsters & Ghosts. If you think all the big-time gangsters of Illinois were in Chicago, then you haven’t heard about John Looney. In the early 1900s, Looney ruled an empire of booze, bribery, extortion, gambling, and prostitution … and he was responsible for at least six murders.  See Looney’s old haunts and some actual haunts along the way, including... Read More

Floatzilla 2019 Returns with a Splash!

August 13th, 2019

Have you ever wanted to participate in an attempt to break a world record? Well here is your opportunity! Floatzilla 2019 will return in its ‘world-record breaking’ glory, this Saturday Aug 17! Take part in the largest paddlesport festival on the the nation’s greatest river, the Mississippi! Help set a new world record for the Largest Raft of Canoes/Kayaks. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only non-inflatable kayaks and canoes may participate in the World Record attempt. Join Floatzilla and choose from... Read More

Vintage Trailer Rally Rolls into Illiniwek

July 10th, 2019

Remember the days of loading up the family camper and setting out for a memory-making getaway? Take a step back in time this weekend, to a sun-filled summer day with some vintage trailers. The 5th Annual Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally is taking place at Illiniwek Forest Preserve (1201 State Avenue Hampton) this week. More than 40 vintage trailer owners will be gathering together for a 4-day rally along the beautiful Mississippi. The rally will begin tomorrow, Thursday Jul 11, and will continue through this Sunday Jul 14. The Great River Road Vintage Trailer Rally is part of the Tin Can... Read More

Enjoy a Jolly Ol’ Ho Ho Holiday Light Tour!

December 10th, 2018

Get in the holiday spirit by touring local Christmas lights with your friends and family! altSTATES Travel (102 E 2nd St. Davenport) is now offering Quad Cities Holiday Light Tours in Iowa! Grab up to 14 people and let altStates Travel take care of the rest! The tours include stops at Kall Christmas Lights, Candy Cane Corner and many more amazing spots hidden in area neighborhoods! The tour will begin and end at Coworkqc (102 E 2nd St. Davenport) and takes approximately 3 hours. You’re welcome to bring drinks, including alcohol, to enjoy along the way! Please note that all beverages must be in... Read More

QC Boo Bus Tour Uncovering the Scarier Side of the Quad Cities

October 18th, 2018

Grab your friends and join Illinois Paranormal Research Group and altSTATES for a paranormal van tour around the Quad Cities! QC Boo Bus: A Paranormal Tour takes place this Saturday Oct 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The tour starts in Downtown Davenport at Coworkqc (102 E 2nd St. Davenport). The tour then continues on to The Annie Wittenmeyer Complex, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Ambrose Hall at St. Ambrose University, German American Heritage Center, Augustana College and more! Hear local ghost stories and folklore, along with first-hand accounts from paranormal investigators who have actually... Read More

Getting Tired Of The Same Old Same Old?

February 16th, 2018

Are you getting tired of doing the same old thing every weekend? Thanks to altSTATES Travel, you can now break that monotonous routine! altSTATES is a tour company that offers unique, local-led adventures in the Quad Cities and throughout the Midwestern United States. One of the latest tours from altSTATES is the QC Brewery Excursions! The QC Brewery Excursions is an outing to three different QC breweries! The current breweries in the tour are Blue Cat Brew Pub, WAKE Brewing and Great River Brewery. This one of a kind excursion will last over three hours and will provide you with opportunities... Read More

Beat the Cold: Escape Winter Today!

January 31st, 2016

We can usually tell if we get an early and lasting snowfall or cold snap, that travel will increase in January or February. This year, due to the mild temps (until just recently) we noticed that there wasn’t the normal “mass exodus” to warmer climates by air. However, now that we’ve experienced the below freezing temps for the past few weeks, we know that travel to the warmer destinations, such as the Florida cities and Phoenix-Mesa on Allegiant, for instance, will be filled. Sometimes, people do wait until the bad weather hits and they finally will book and get out of town. It’s never... Read More

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