Things To Do

John Deere Pavilion

The John Deere Pavilion landmark is part of the John Deere Commons in downtown Moline, Illinois. The pavilion opened in 1997 as part of an urban renewal project and serves as a visitor center for John Deere which has its headquarters in Moline. It also contains that largest store selling John Deere merchandise. Opened in 1997, the pavilion has drawn over 200,000 visitors annually. It is one of the top attractions in the region and contributed directly to the development of other corporate visitor centers such as Coca-Cola and Caterpillar Inc.

Niabi Zoo

Niabi Zoo is a public zoological park in Coal Valley, Illinois serving the Quad Cities. Approximately 250,000 visitors a year make Niabi Zoo one of the area’s most popular and largest attractions. Niabi Zoo is home to over 900 animals representing more than 160 species. The zoo’s name “Niabi” comes from the Native American Osage Nation language and means “young deer spared by the hunter.” The zoo grounds cover 40 acres (16 ha), with an additional 200 acres (81 ha) is set aside for native flora and fauna preservation.

Figge Art Museum

The Figge, as it is commonly known, has an encyclopedic collection and serves as the major art museum for the eastern Iowa and western Illinois region. The Figge works closely with several regional universities and colleges (see below) as an art resource and collections hub for a number of higher education programs. The museum opened on August 6, 2005, and is the renamed successor to the Davenport Museum of Art, which was opened on October 10, 1928, as the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery. The museum has its roots in the Davenport Art Association, which was founded before February 23, 1878, and was re-located on November 15, 1889, to the Bianca Wheeler art studio. The Figge Art Museum is one of the oldest art institutions in the country and is considered the first municipal art gallery in the United States. The Figge won an AIA award. The new building was designed by Stirling Prize-winning Modernist British architect David Chipperfield. It was Chipperfield’s first architectural commission in the United States. The Figge Art Museum gets its name from the V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Foundation, which donated $13 million towards its $47 million construction. The Figge family, a local banking family of Swiss origin, has a long tradition of philanthropy and cultural enrichment.

TaxSlayer Center

The TaxSlayer Center (formerly known as The MARK of the Quad Cities and the iWireless Center) is a 12,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Moline, Illinois. The arena has garnered numerous architectural industry awards since its construction. The facility opened in May 1993, under the name The MARK of the Quad Cities with the singer Neil Diamond as the opening act. The facility was renamed as the TaxSlayer Center on October 1, 2017.


  • John Deere Pavilion
  • Niabi Zoo
  • John Deere Planetarium
  • Isle of Capri Casino
  • Leclaire Park
  • TPC Deere Run
  • Putnam Museum of History
  • Davenport Museum of Art
  • Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
  • Mercer County Fairgrounds

Convention Centers

  • Waterfront Convention Center
  • Event Management Unlimited

Nearby Airports

  • Quad City International Airport (MLI)

Popular Areas

  • Black Hawk College
  • Trinity College of Nursing
  • Quad Cities Nuclear

Shopping areas

  • Green Valley Sports Complex
  • SouthPark Mall
  • Ridgeview Shopping Center

Stadiums or Arenas

  • TaxSlayer Center
  • U T H S Soule Bowl Stadium
  • Wharton Field House