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Center Ice at Bass Street Landing is a new outdoor public skating rink that opened late 2012 in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is a seasonal ice rink 65-foot-wide, 120-foot-long with skate rentals and concessions available. Skaters can choose a 90-minute session, and it's open at night for skating under the lights. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
1601 River Drive, Moline, IL
December - Mid-April
Mon-Thu 12p-8p; Fri-Sat 10a-10p; Sun 10a-8p
$5 admission; $3 skate rental
The new Quad Cities Restaurant Week showcases the area's talented chefs with special fixed-price menus whether it's a two-for-one lunch for $15 or a multi-course dinner for only $25. Indulge at a new local restaurant or one of your favorites during Sunday-Saturday, February 24 through March 2, 2013. Bon Appetit!
Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2013
$15 lunch; $25 dinner
The Family Museum has completed Phase One (of three) of their $1.2 million interior renovation. The next two phases will be completed by spring of 2013. The new Lil 'Ssippi River Valley includes a 28-foot indoor waterplay table which resembles an actual stretch of the Mississippi River and allows guests to add obstacles and raise or lower water levels as they watch their boat make the journey down the river. Visitors can also play on three new bridge structures that look like the bridges in the Quad Cities, and at various hands-on stations in the gallery.
2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA
Mon-Thu 9a-8p; Fri-Sat 9a-5p; Sun 12p-5p
$7 adults; discounts for children, seniors and military
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums are located across the country and the new museum opened last fall. The building, a former church building, was built in 1914-15 and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1998. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents.
700 22nd Street, Rock Island, IL
The John Deere Pavilion reopened in February 2012 after a complete interior renovation. New exhibits feature all aspects of the company including innovative products, concept vehicles, and rich history. Try the machine simulators or sit in the cab of a huge combine! An expanded children's area offers a variety of hands-on learning activities, keeping the John Deere Pavilion an exceptional destination for the whole family.
1400 River Drive, Moline, IL
Mon-Fri 9a-5p; Sat 10a-5p; Sun 12p-4p
You can now walk on the Mississippi at the Mississippi River Visitor Center on Arsenal Island. The new floor map displays to scale all waters and lands on the Mississippi River Project, highlights recreation areas and locks and dams, plus shows visitors the relationship between the river and surrounding communities. There are also new computer screens to show their wildlife-display cameras, and hand-carved and hand-painted fish common to this area.
200 Rodman Avenue, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL
Fejervary Learning Center has displays that focus on environmental education with the 50 state trees, children's garden, and natural playground. Fejervary Park also has an aquatic center, playground, and picnic shelters.
1800 West 12th Street, Davenport, IA
Apr 1 - Oct 31
Tue-Fri 10a-2p; Sat-Sun 12p-5p
The Putnam Museum is among the first in the world to have a National Geographic branded Giant Screen Theatre. Being a National Geographic Cinema partner, the Putnam will be among the first to show National Geographic films produced for Giant Screens.
1717 West 12th Street, Davenport, IA
Mon-Sat 10a-5p; Sun 12p-5p