Even though playing in the snow is fun, sometimes you need a break from the snow and dreary skies of the winter months. Go inside to a museum because the Quad Cities has plenty of new traveling exhibits to kick off 2020.
Just because there is snow on the ground doesn’t mean there aren’t trails to follow. If you have a fat bike (they have fat tires), you might already be crushing it in the snow/slush. Otherwise, snap into some skis to go cross country skiing.
The Rock Island Library kicked off their newest library and it’s on wheels! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to check out your next library materials from the “Bookmobile”.
On January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis is now legal in Illinois. Here is some information that may help answer your questions in this FAQ resource.
For years downtown Davenport has hosted Icestravaganza at the Freight House. The winter event promises unique chilly-weather art, creative brilliance and tons of fun!
“This was a great way to get outside in the middle of the winter. The kids enjoyed deciding which one was their favorite and we enjoyed the artistry. It was fun for all of us!” shares Amy Jones from Maquoketa, Iowa.
The Axis Hotel opened in the Fall of 2019 in downtown Moline, breathing new life into an old building. Located at 1630 5th Avenue, on the axis intersection, the boutique hotel is a new Heart of America business and a cool addition to the hip growth of the downtown area.
The Quad Cities hosts three must-do fantastic preschool activities open to visitors and Quad Citizens: Tykes on the Turf at The River’s Edge in Davenport, Teaching Kitchen at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, and KinderNature at the Botanical Center in Rock Island. What I love most about these is that visiting kids can easily register for one session, while Quad Citizens can participant multiple times. If you have someone visiting or live in the area with preschool children – these are especially great for the winter months.
These places are open for meals on Christmas Day 2019 – Wednesday, Dec. 25!
Graveyard Studios – located at 2850 Eastern Ave in Davenport, Iowa – is an awesome creative co-work space that is preparing itself for a bright future of helping out the artistic community of the Quad Cities.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down in the studio with owner, Josh Graves, to ask him a few questions, get a tour of the space, and learn all about this cool endeavor.