The Putnam Museum
opened a new 10,000-sq.-ft. Science Center with 45 hands-on interactives where kids and adults can learn about science, technology, engineering and math by doing rather than reading about a topic. Test the strength and stability of a bridge you built; see the power of pressure at the tennis ball launcher; or learn the advantage of leverage at the tug-of-war station.
1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-5pm
Adults $12, Youth $10.50; includes museum admission and Giant Screen movie
Artisan Grain Distillery
The new Science Center at the Putnam Museum features 45 hands-on interactive exhibits where kids and adults alike and learn about science, technology, engineering and math.
is a brand-new distiller of organic, Midwest-grown grains for bourbon, gin, vodka, and whiskey. Their moonshine is handcrafted in small batches from Midwest, grown grains using a traditional "sour mash" technique.
318 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm; Sat-Sun 8am-12pm
Modern Woodmen Park
continues to add more entertainment value to the baseball stadium that is the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits. Along with the new Ferris Wheel standing 105-feet above the playing field, there is a longer dual zip line, rock climbing wall, Drop'N Twist vertical ride, and the Space Camp gyroscope ride. Modern Woodmen Park was voted the Best Minor League Ballpark in America by readers of USA Today.
209 S. Gaines Street, Davenport, Iowa
The Mississippi River Distilling Company
has added a new 1,500-sq.-ft. patio and barrel room to the south of their distillery. The new plaza area allows for beautiful views of the Mississippi River after a free tour of the distillery operation.
303 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, Iowa
Daily 12pm-4pm; tours offered on the hour
Free tour and tasting
Enjoy a free tour and tasting at the Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire.
Just north of the distillery, Green Tree Brewery
is opening their brand-new tap room. Handmade craft brews are available to enjoy while overlooking the river, or take some home with you.
309 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, Iowa
Rhythm City Casino
is making an exciting move from downtown Davenport to a world-class facility near Interstates 80 and 74 which will open in 2016. Whether it's dinner at one of the four new restaurants, the latest music and comedy acts in the 1,500 seat amphitheater, a night in the sparkling 150 room hotel, hosting a meeting or event with seating for up to 600 in our state of the art event center, or gaming at one of the 1,000 slot machines or 30 tables games, the new Rhythm City Casino has something for every visitor.
Opening in 2016
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra
celebrates its historic 100th season. Each concert was specifically designed to feature an amazing array of beloved masterpieces that both embrace the orchestra's rich past and look forward to a thriving future. A new musical piece commissioned by the QCSO to mark this important moment will open each program, and the season concludes with a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a solo appearance by classical superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma on May 14.