Places to See in DavenportDon’t let the size of this town to fool you into thinking that there isn’t anything you can do while you’re here. There is a lot more to do than just hanging out in Davenport temporary housing. Here is a short list of things you may like.
- Museums: Working or developing a new market in a new town is not the easiest things to do. But one good way of doing it is to understand the town from its historical perspective and its roots. Best way to do that is to take in as many museums as you can. In Davenport, start off with the Putnam Museum. Here you will find a lot of historical information about the city and about the world in general. It’s a great way to change your perspective on a lot of things. Another place to head to is the German American Heritage Center, where the experiences of the immigrants in the city are shared through displays and stories. It is a way to understand the roots of the city and the life of the town. There is also the Figge Museum of Art which has some fine exhibitions of art and culture. The galleries offer insight into a lot of history in Davenport and around the country.
- Performing Arts Center: Understanding a culture can be done in various ways, from conversations, from history, from performances. The River Music Experience is one such journey through the American immigrant experience. But it’s not just that, there are a lot of other culturally significant shows on display here as well which can be enjoyed purely for its entertainment value. Another place to visit is the Adler Theater that features a lot of the Broadway hits. The theater is acoustically brilliant and the sounds come through magnificently.
- Malls: The major mall in Davenport is the Northpark Mall. The other is the west Kimberly Mall. Here you will find all the local vendors. More than a hundred of them displaying everything from antiques to chocolate chip cookies. The beauty of this place is that its warmth and friendly atmosphere. It’s a great place to hang out and even grab a bite to eat.
- Parks and Recreation: All the parks and recreation in Davenport are run by the City’s administration. The City of Davenport Parks & Recreation has a lot to offer everyone, from golf courses to nature and garden programs. There is even a Botanical Park that was established almost 130 years ago. It sites on a 33-acre park. In the summer, there are aquatic centers like the Dohse Pool and the Fejervary Family Aquatic Center.
- Credit Island: This is a great place to visit while you are in Davenport and perhaps even play a round of golf on the island’s public golf course. The island sits on the Mississippi River just off of Davenport, within the Quad Cities area. The island used to be an old trading post. Besides the 9-hole golf course, Credit Island also has a playground, a boat launch, picnic areas, trails and places to just hang out and enjoy the weather.