Davenport is nestled along the Mississippi River and is considered the most vibrant of the Quad Cities. It’s home to fantastic art museums, unique galleries and studios and a flourishing farm-to-table food scene.
Things to do in Davenport
Fronted by sparkling glass walls, the Figge Art Museum is filled with works by local Midwest artists, including Grant Wood. You can also admire colourful Haitian paintings, a vibrant Mexican Colonial collection and works from Asia and Europe.
Whether you want to cook up a storm or enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Mississippi, Freight House is Davenport's go-to breadbasket. The handsome brick building was once a railway depot, but today serves healthy snacks, gourmet sandwiches and craft beer. It also features a farmers’ market brimming with local produce.
Set on the Mississippi River, Centennial Park is Davenport's signature green space. It's a great place to stroll or enjoy a scenic bike ride along the Riverfront Parkway. It borders Veterans Memorial Park, which is anchored by a commemorative monument and a trio of flagpoles.
The Bucktown Centre for the Arts is a great introduction to Davenport's local talent. It's located in a historic building and is filled with unique studios selling art, photography, jewellery and clothing. It also offers you the chance to meet the creators.
Getting around Davenport
Downtown Davenport is easy to get around on foot, especially at the riverfront district. The city is serviced by local buses and taxis. O'Hare International Airport is a three-hour drive from Davenport.