As a family with four very active boys, we love places we can go and do things. That’s why fall and the area pumpkin farms, pumpkin patches and nurseries are some of the best entertainment around.
FIVE FAVORITE QUAD CITIES PUMPKIN PATCHES with Halloween Activities and Lots of Fun to enjoy.
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Regardless of the side of the river, it is clear that more and more Quad Citizans are looking for places that are dog friendly. As the demand increases, so do the options as to where one can take their furry friends. Here is a list of businesses that you can currently take your doggies to the outdoor seating areas. This list is continually growing, so please let us know of any additions or revisions we need to make!
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Quad Citizens are super excited about the new play equipment at Sunderbruch Park in Davenport, Iowa, because the various installments are much like the obstacles in the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior.
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The biggest paddle festival on the Mississippi River takes place here in the Quad Cities and it’s called FLOATZILLA. The name alone should make you want to participate, but the food, fun and a world record attempt should definitely draw you in for a fantastic annual event in mid-August.
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With the Quad Cities located on the fourth largest river in the world AND settled in and around many other waterways and bodies of waters, it’s a great place to fish! June is an especially fun month to get started because there are some fun fishing events, including FREE fishing days both in Illinois and Iowa. Being so close to the border, we can take advantage of both states’ license free weekends.
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What could be better than love, moonlight, music and donuts? Frankly, this sounds absolutely magical and I can’t wait to experience it. Join me and many others for an all-ages Valentine’s Day event at Watch Tower Lodge at Black Hawk Park. It sounds quite lovely.
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I love living in the Quad Cities, and in Rock Island specifically. One of the reasons is the murals that are literally almost around every corner. A few months ago, our family drove by the new mural on the corner of 14th Ave. and 30th Street every day to see the progress.
If you haven’t toured the murals of Rock Island lately, let me be the first to invite you to check out the artwork! It’s pretty rockin’. Here are some of my favorites.
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Meet the Unhuggables of the Forest is a fabulous family event hosted by Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation and co-sponsored by the Sierra Club Eagle View Group. The annual event is an absolute delight featuring a variety of forest animals and the qualities that make them unhuggable/huggable and lovable/unlovable. My family attended for the first time this year and WOW! I was impressed. So were the three of my sons (ages 7, 4 and 2) that joined me.
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Our family loves living in Rock Island. We especially love it in the summer. Check out our favorite Rock Island summer hot spots.
5 places we love to visit in Rock Town:
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Learning, understanding, inquiring and exploring begin the minute a child is born. From the first day of their life, they’re looking at everything, wondering about the world and the people around them. As children grow into toddlers and preschoolers, they are into everything — literally. Pulling out the brooms, towels, make-up bags and hair-bands, and piling up everything on the floor they for someone to notice as they count out the objects. Soaked in mud, children run back into the house, beaming in pride at their family members because they found an insect.
The exploration never stops, and the learning does not either. It’s the perfect combination that Nahant Marsh Education Center wants to continue to foster during childhood development through their early childhood programs.
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