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

East Moline, Illinois

The City of East Moline, Illinois is home to 20,333 and is located along the Mississippi River, of course, in the southeast quadrant of the Quad Cities. East Moline grew very slowly in its initial years. It was only from 1900, when Deere & Company built a large factory called Union Malleable Iron Company, that things started taking off. The factory employed hundreds of people and subsequent years saw the entry of manufacturers of many other products. The area prospered economically and its population grew rapidly. It was incorporated as a village in 1903.

Things To Do In East Moline

East Moline is a popular recreation destination. The city has more than a dozen parks, all of which offer excellent amenities for young and old alike. You’ll find people playing a variety of sports on the fields and courts. Some of them also have dedicated picnic areas with grills and other facilities. The city has a walking trail running alongside the river. Boating facilities are also available.


Trackside Quad City Downs – While they don’t offer live horseracing anymore, Trackside Quad City Downs offers a casual, comfortable atmosphere to wager on domestic and international horse racing within the walls of the historic Quad City Downs racetrack. Trackside Quad City Downs brings all the action from the world’s top racetracks to you seven days a week.

Quad City Raceway, (formerly known as the East Moline Speedway) – Offers fans four divisions of auto racing.

Rock Island County Fair is held annually at the Fairgrounds in East Moline.

Economic Development

East Moline’s mission in economic development is to increase the number of quality jobs for area residents and to create a solid, profitable environment for industry. Working in partnership with business, education and local development