DescriptionHome of the John Deere organization, Moline is known as the “Farm Implement Capital of America.” The city is also part of the Quad Cities community, along with East Moline and Rock Island, Ill., and Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa. The name Moline comes from the French word moulin, meaning “mill.” Plotted by a mill company in June 1843, the town was incorporated five years later.
Early settlers to Moline were of Swedish and German descent. The Olde Town district reflects the heritage of the city's Belgian community. Playcrafters Barn Theatre hosts productions in a renovated dairy barn; phone (309) 762-0330. The iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr., stages sports events, shows and other events; phone (309) 764-2000.
Sightseeing trips along the Mississippi River are offered by Celebration River Cruises April through October, weather permitting. Narrated sightseeing, lunch, dinner, theme and all-day cruises depart from 2501 River Dr. Tuesday through Saturday; reservations are required. Phone (309) 764-1952 or (800) 297-0034.
Things to SeeJohn Deere Pavilion