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Hotels

The following hotels offer a discounted rate to Augustana visitors. For a complete list of hotels in the area, please visit the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Downtown Moline/John Deere Commons Moline, Ill.

Radisson on John Deere Commons, 1415 River Drive. Less than two miles from Augustana. Complimentary continental breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, coffee makers, free local calls, HBO, indoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, TGI Fridays next door. (309) 764-1000. Rate: $108.99 (two queens), $128.99 (king)

Stoney Creek Inn, 101 18th St. Two miles from Augustana. Expanded continental breakfast, Northwoods Traveler Program, and wireless internet access. Business center, guest laundry and fitness center. (309) 743-0101. Rate: $94 standard and double

Downtown Rock Island, Ill.

Holiday Inn Rock Island, 226 17th St. Bennigan's restaurant and lounge, indoor pool, free wireless Internet access, HBO and ESPN. One mile from campus; complimentary airport shuttle. (309) 794-1212. Rate: $89

Southpark Mall/ Airport Area Moline, Ill.

Best Western Airport Inn, 2550 52nd Ave. Indoor pool, whirlpool, complimentary breakfast, exercise room, free wireless Internet, (309) 762-9191. Rate:  $84.95

Comfort Inn of Moline, 2600 52nd Ave. Indoor pool, whirlpool, deluxe continental breakfast, minutes from shopping mall. (309) 762-7000. Rate: $73

Fairfield Inn, 2705 48th Ave. Close to the airport, free continental breakfast, indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise room, cable TV with HBO, executive kings, nonsmoking and handicapped rooms available, king and queen beds. Free wi-fi. (309) 762-9083. Rate: $95

Hampton Inn & Suites, 2450 69th Ave. Complimentary beverages, local transportation, business center, fitness room and pool. (309) 762-1900. Shuttle to and from airport. Rate: $94 (two queens or one king)

5th Season, 6902 27th St.(309) 762-8811 Rate: $62 (single); $72 (double)

First Choice Inn and Suites, 6910 27th St. (309) 762-8300. Rate: $62 (single); $72 (double)

Iowa

Best Western Steeplegate Inn, 100 W. 76th St. Davenport, spacious rooms, hot breakfast buffet, restaurant, lounge, banquet and meeting facilities, indoor pool and jacuzzi. (563) 386-6900 10% AAA discount (AAA). Rate: $110-129 (without AAA discount)

Courtyard by Marriott895 Golden Valley Dr. Bettendorf, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, indoor pool, restaurant, and exercise room. (563) 355-3999. Rate: $94

Hotel Blackhawk, 200 East 3rd St. Davenport, Hip and historic, spacious rooms, hot breakfast, restaurant, lounge, banquet and meeting facilities, indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck, spa and bowling alley. (563) 322-5000
Rate: $129

The Lodge, 900 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf. Indoor pool, fitness room, game room, on-site restaurant, complimentary internet access, on-site lounge, complimentary airport and local transportation, and valet service. (563) 359-7141. Rate: $69


Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel 111 East 2nd St. Davenport, featuring doubles and kings, 2-room suites, hospitality suites, indoor pool and fitness center. Bistro on Brady Street Chop House, waterfall lounge and piano bar. (563) 322-2200. Rate: $117

 

Rock Island, Illinois, home of Augustana College, is part of a diverse community of 400,000 people spanning the border between Illinois and Iowa on the Mississippi River.

The community is known as the Quad Cities, and also includes Moline, Illinois; and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.

Augustana has been located in Rock Island since 1875 and joins with community partners in making the area a great place to live, work, study and play.

Rock Island is 175 miles west of Chicago, 175 east of Des Moines, 250 miles north of St. Louis and 350 miles south of Minneapolis.

Calendars and Guides

Quad City Times
River Cities Reader
Quad-Cities Online
WQAD Newschannel 8
Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau
(QCCVB 2013 Visitors Guide)

Music and Theater

Rozz-Tox 
RIBCO
River Music Experience/Redstone Room 
Daytrotter
Quad City Symphony

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse
RiverCenter/Adler Theatre
Quad City Music Guild
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Bix Jazz Society
Ballet Quad Cities
Mississippi Valley Blues Society
The District Theatre
The Prenzie Players

Museums and Galleries

Augustana College Art Museum
Bucktown Center for the Arts
Buffalo Bill Museum
Colonel Davenport House
Family Museum
Figge Art Museum
Fryxell Geology Museum at Augustana College
German American Heritage Center
Jenny Lind Chapel
MidCoast Fine Arts
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre
Quad City Arts
Rock Island Arsenal Museum
Rock Island Historical Society and Library

Attractions

Niabi Zoo
Mississippi River Visitor Center
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theater
John Deere Pavilion and historic sites
Deere family homes

Quad City Botanical Center
Vander Veer Botanical Park
Black Hawk State Historic Site
Celebration River Cruises
Davenport Skybridge 
Splash Landing
The River's Edge (ice rink)
Davenport Skatepark
Black squirrels

 

Sports

i Wireless Center
Quad City River Bandits (Minor League Baseball)
Quad City Mallards (Hockey)
Cordova Dragway Park
Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Shows
ComedySportz (improv)
Quad City Sports Center (ice rink)
Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park



Transportation


Quad City International Airport 
Metrolink (Illinois bus service)
Davenport Citibus (Iowa bus service)
Visitor Centers