Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
815 Golden Valley Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: (563) 355-6336
Fax: (563) 355-0039
The Antoine LeClaire House was originally built in 1855 by one of the founders of Davenport. Now a community center, it is the hub of civic activity and point of tourist information. It hosts meetings and programs, and also offers information on local history, culture and attractions.
Members of the Colonial Hockey League, the minor league hockey team Quad City Mallards are affiliated with the American Hockey League
This is the largest karting street race in the world, run through downtown city streets. It is similar to Formula 1 but on a smaller scale using karts made for high speed racing at speeds up to 100 MPH; ancillary activities as well. Has attracted racers from 9 foreign countries. Long-term sponsors include companies like AT&T, Mazda Motorsports and John Deere.
A 12,000-seat arena and conference center, the MARK of the Quad Cities is the host of concerts, past ones have included ones by the Eagles, Cher, Tina Turner, Elton John, Tim McGraw, Kenney Chesney and Janet Jackson, and special performances. The MARK is also home to the Quad City Mallards and the Quad City Steamwheelers.
Serving as a premiere destination for concerts and events in the mid-west, the iWireless Center features world class entertainment all throughout the year. This event center offers 12,000 seats for patrons and is also home to the Quad City Mallards, a Central Hockey League. Other professional sporting events have been known to take place here as well as trade shows and conventions.
Unlike the restaurant, Blackhawk Room at Bier Stube is not widely publicized but it is a hit among music lovers in the know. This intimate space has hosted touring musicians and bands. Done up minimally with only the deep red walls screaming for attention, it is equipped with a good sound system. Some of their previous listings are Mutts, Easy Mark, Typesetter and Kab.
This nationally recognized symphony orchestra performs 12 subscription concerts during their season with performances available on Saturday nights at the Adler Theatre and on Sunday afternoons at Augustana College on Rock Island.
The Quad City Conservation Alliance (QCCA) was founded in 1984 as a not-for-profit-conservation alliance by local conservation. They now sponsor many special events and informative shows. Some of these include the Lawn and Garden show, Bald Eagle Days, a Christmas Craft Show and an RV show.
The Swing of the Quad Cities is a Class A Midwest league affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals.
This venue opened in the 1940s under the name Rocket Theatre. It closed in the 1990s with the name Capri and re-opened in 2005 as Rocket Theatre only to be closed up another time in 2006. It has once again re-opened, thanks to the efforts of ComedySportz who began leasing the spot at the end of 2010.
The Horseshack in downtown Rock Island is quite an unconventional platform for upcoming local and national independent bands. Adopted by the website Daytrotter.com as their recording studio in 2006, this state-of-the-art studio has hosted the recordings of more than 2000 sessions by various indie bands. During the sessions, each band records four songs which are then available for downloads and live streaming on the website on payment of a small fee. The list of artists/ bands who have recorded their songs here is endless and growing as the days go by. And if you want to witness these sessions in progress, then you can walk down to the studio and watch the bands record their songs. A unique concept, indeed! Visit the Daytrotter's website for more information.
Circa '21 is housed in the historic Fort Armstrong Theatre which originally opened in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent movie house. In 1976 the interior was remodeled into Las Vegas styled seating and currently seats 334 on the main floor. It now offers broadway musicals, dramas, comedies, mysteries, concerts, children