DescriptionThe quiet rural village of Lillienthal was never the same after the arrival of the Bettendorf Company. Soon to be the largest railroad car shop west of the Mississippi, the company became the most important influence in the development of Lillienthal. The city's name was changed to Bettendorf in 1903.
Bettendorf is part of the Quad Cities community, along with Davenport, Iowa, and East Moline, Moline and Rock Island, Ill.
Things to SeeThe Family Museum