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Visit A Retro Wonderland Near The Mississippi River

Last Saturday, after going to the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, I was returning to my car with a load of fresh veggies and other goodies when an interesting historic building caught my eye. I walked across the street and made my first visit to River Bend Retro.

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DeWitt, Iowa Day Trip: History, Shopping & Tastings

If you are interested in a day trip, DeWitt, IA, is a good destination less than an hour away. In June my friend, Abby, and I decided to take a drive to DeWitt, Iowa, which is 30 minutes north of Davenport on Route 61. DeWitt has a population a little over 5,000 and offers interesting shopping, restaurant and museum options at a leisurely pace.

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College Hill District of Rock Island

The College Hill District is located around the intersection of 14th Avenue and 30th Street in Rock Island, Illinois. The area has grown from being a small business area supported by Augustana College students to a vibrant retail area of the Quad Cities.

There are over 60 different businesses; from antiques and vintage wares to specialty teas, coffees, and restaurants that one could easily spend an afternoon there.

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Eldridge, Iowa: Vintage Shopping & Lunch Day Trip

The Quad Cities is centrally located to allow for interesting day trips less than an hour away. In June, my sister, Barbara, and I decided to take a drive to Eldridge, Iowa, just 15 minutes north of Davenport on Route 61. Eldridge with a population a little over 5,000 is a growing community with several newer businesses to attract day trippers.

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College Hill District: Neighborhood Businesses with Eclectic Vibe

On the top of the hill in Rock Island, Illinois, near Augustana College is a wonderful neighborhood shopping and dining area called the College Hill District. This area is perfect for eclectic shopping and dining. It is also an excellent area for serving your other daily needs through numerous service related businesses. It is easy to walk from place to place while enjoying the ambiance.logo Continue reading College Hill District: Neighborhood Businesses with Eclectic Vibe

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