Moline, population about 45,000, is located in northwestern Illinois in Rock Island County
. Part of the Quad Cities
area, it lies to the east of Rock Island
along Interstate 74
sandwiched between the Mississippi River
and the Rock River
From its early days in the mid-1800s, the settlement was associated with John Deere, developer of the self-scouring steel plow, the "tool that tamed the prairie". Today there are 95 manufacturing establishments in Moline, including Deere farm equipment, elevators and escalators, machine tools, heavy machinery, foundry equipment and metal products.
Moline's average annual temperature is 48 degrees. The average winter temperature is 23.7 and the summer average is 72.9 degrees. Moline's average yearly rainfall is 35.8 inches and its yearly snowfall is 30.8 inches.
Among the many attractions are the John Deere Collector's Center and Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island.
Moline is home to the Trinity College of Nursing and Black Hawk College.
Airports Quad City International Airport |
Art The Mark of Quad Cities |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns We Share Bed & Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bud's Skyline Inn |
History John Deere Pavilion |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Western Airport Inn | Fairfield Inn By Marriott Moline Airport |
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10/16 Coming to The area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
Harvard's Milk Days Festival Harvard IL May31-June2 Harvard Milk Days offers a weekend of fun for people of all ages. Events include a 2+ hour parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo and other animals, races, contests and entertainment.