I’ve always known the hearts of those living in the Quad Cities are generous and creative. The Heart Hunters project has taken off here and, frankly, it’s warmed my heart.
Our local attractions, galleries, and more have been upping their online game as we all stay home to flatten the curve and mitigate the COVID-19 impact. The beautiful thing is that even if you miss the live event, you can watch it later. Here are some places to check out:
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”.
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 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.
There are 6 less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and everyone has been itching to turn on the holiday lights. Well…the lights are definitely on now so plan your driving tour and December nights at these popular Quad Cities locations. Or book a light tour with a local limo or trolley company.
If you’re looking for places this month to take your kids to talk to Santa, share Christmas wishes, and get some pictures, here is a list of places to add to your schedule!