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QC, That’s Where

The Quad Cities is where world-class and hassle-free collide. It’s a bi-state family of communities in Iowa and Illinois on the Mississippi River. Home to John Deere and Ag innovation. We’re the birthplace of sliced bread, NFL football and it’s where we invented taco pizza, the computer, and chiropractic medicine. We attract explorers, dreamers, investors, entrepreneurs, and visitors from around the globe. We’re the creative capital of the Midwest and we are proud to call the QC home! The Quad Cities boasts over 100 miles of riverfront trails, a vibrant arts, culture, and culinary scene and is known for some of the best craft breweries in the U.S. with 17 microbreweries. Events such as the John Deere Classic, TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon, Mercado on Fifth, Alternating Currents, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 and the only bi-state and one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the country are just a few highlights of a bustling event calendar. QC, That’s Where we are filled by a creative energy through national touring acts. We feature frequent performances at places like The Vibrant Arena at THE MARK and Circa ’21, which is one of the top dinner shows in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Proud of our local makers, Lagomarcino’s has been serving hand-dipped chocolates, homemade ice cream and much more for over 100 years. Couple Lago’s with amazing artisans and small “Illinois Made” businesses like Dot’s Pots make us a great destination for authentic retail experiences. We also have award-winning wineries such as Olathea Creek Vineyard & Winery and our newest Old Oaks Winery which is always a wonderful way to unwind in the QC. The Quad Cities has walkable downtowns, boutique hotels, incredible restaurants, casinos, river cruises, and has one of the only interstate bridges (I-74) that is pedestrian friendly and provides one of the best views along the 2,341 miles of the world-renowned Mississippi River.

Our Destination


Dave Herrell
President and CEO

Quad Cities regional destination. Rock Island County but support other IL counties, as needed.

Top Attractions

  • Mississippi River
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • Vibrant Arena at The MARK
  • John Deere Pavilion
  • TPC Deere Run
  • Bally’s Quad Cities
  • Black Hawk State Historic Site
  • Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
  • Illiniwek Forest Preserve
  • Quad City Botanical Center
  • Circa ’21
  • Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House
  • Niabi Zoo
  • The Rust Belt
  • Celebration Belle
  • Karpeles Manuscript Museum
  • John Hauberg Museum
  • Snowstar Extreme Sports
  • American Discovery Trail
  • Mississippi River Trail
  • Hennepin Canal Trail
  • Sylvan Island
  • The Quad Cities also has a diverse group of attractions across the river from Illinois to Iowa as a regional destination.


  • Recognized by the national industry leader for sports tourism, Sports Events & Tourism Association.
  • Event Partnership of the Year for the 2022 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) U.S. Masters Championship (first in Quad Cities History).

News Articles

  • Past the pandemic, Quad-City tourism is invigorated

Info & Stats

IL House Legislative District
71, 72, 73

IL Senate Legislative Districts
36, 37, 47

Largest Meeting Facility
The Quad Cities has 800,000 square feet of meeting space in the region. In Illinois, the Bend XPO 62,365 followed by Vibrant Arena at 62,000 and the arena’s conference center at 9,290, The Rust Belt 30,000, and Bally’s at 7,400.

Number of Hotel Rooms

Primary Source of Local Funding
Transient Occupancy Taxes

Total Tourism Jobs Supported

Regional Tourism Expenditures
$2.5 million

Lodging Taxes
$7.5M generated in the region during FY23

Local Sales Taxes