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11 places to take your child in the Quad Cities before kindergarten

As parents, we are lucky to raise our kids in a wonderful spot with tons of great family-friendly events and activities. And the learning opportunities! We live in a community with museums, parks and natural wonders like the Mississippi River!

But if you are anything like me, you may miss some of the hidden gems in the area because you get in the habit of going to your favorite spots.

Research shows that much of your child’s brain development occurs before age 5. We can help that brain development in lots of ways, but I especially love taking my son to local spots to help him learn and grow before he enters kindergarten. As a bonus, I enjoy these spots, too.

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Weekend of Family Fun in the Quad Cities

If you have kids under 12, the Quad Cities is a great spot to spend a weekend away any time of the year. (And if you are from the Quad Cities, you can have a wonderful staycation.)

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy making memories – even in the middle of the winter. Check out our picks for a trip with your family! (You could stay busy for a weekend or a full week with our added ideas at the bottom of this post.)

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Giant Dino fun at Augustana’s Fryxell Geology Museum

I was born and raised in the Quad Cities. And now I’m raising my own son here. So, I’d like to think of myself as a bit of an expert of family-friendly fun in our region.

But still, there are times that I’m surprised to hear about those wonderful hidden gems – places I’ve never even heard of. That’s exactly what happened this month when our family discovered Augustana’s Fryxell Geology Museum.

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How did we never know that we could see dinosaur fossils right here in the Quad Cities?

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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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