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The Quad Cities straddles the 4th largest river in the world and are we lucky! There are so many fun water adventures here, where the Mississippi River travels east to west and meets the Rock River. We also have lakes, ponds, dams, and more. Getting on the water is a must whether you are visiting or living in the QC.
Here are my 6 favorite ways to get on the water in the Quad Cities:
It was a beautiful summer day today so early this morning I decided to stop by the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa. It is an annual visit that I make with my friend, Abby, who was busy with other event planning today. Since I arrived early I was able to get a prime free parking space near the ticket booth and breeze right in. My first stop was the fair building that held the judging for various creative arts. Today was the judging of cakes and other bakery items.
When my cousin and his wife from Colorado visited the Quad Cities a few weeks ago one of the first things that they wanted to experience was seeing the Mississippi River. I had given them a packet of brochures from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau Welcome Center in Moline and they found a riverboat cruise on the Celebration Belle to be most inviting to them.
We were happy to find that the Celebration Belle was doing a scenic cruise on July 4th at 2:00 p.m. so we took advantage of the perfect day! Being a local I was happy to see the number of tourists who were on the cruise. Everyone was excited to be able to take a leisurely and informative tour of the area on the historic river.