Welcome To Downtown Rock Island

Where over 175 years of history meets new traditions. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty along the Mississippi River at Schweibert Park, take a bike ride on the Great River Trail and explore the Quad City Botanical Center. Enjoy an eclectic mix of restaurants, sip craft cocktails and pick up some farm fresh produce. Experience a rich local art scene, take in a yoga class or laugh the night away. Please make yourself at home. We do.

Events

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Business

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News

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  • By Tracy Jacks Great care and pride for ingredients sets this labor of love apart. They say opening your own business can be a labor of love. For Scott Krulik and his wife Pennapa, their business is the living emb...

  • By Sean Leary Self-care is the core of this downtown relaxation products shop. A new shop has “splashed” on to the scene in downtown Rock Island. Splash in the Shoppes on 2nd located at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 1, l...

  • By Sean Leary Founding members always envisioned the gardens growing in Rock Island. Great things are always blooming at the Quad City Botanical Center.Over the past 20 years, the facility at 2525 4th Ave., Rock I...

Signature events

We host signature events through out the year. These cultural mainstays bring thousands of visitors to downtown and provide fun for the whole family.

Business assistance

Our dedicated staff is here to help you start, develop and grow as a business person.

Available spaces

We can help you find a downtown space not matter if you are a startup, established small business, restaurant or retailer.

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Downtown loft units

Rock Island was the first city of the Quad Cities to create loft housing 16 years ago.

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Population

Don’t just take our word that downtown is a great place to live. Thousands of people call it home.

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Local businesses

There’s an opportunity to shop local and experience our culture on every block.

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Jobs located downtown

Not only is it a great place to live, but Rock Island is a great place to work or start a business.

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Contact us

We’d love to show you around town! Please feel free to stop by our office in downtown Rock Island. You can also reach us by phone or email and on social media.

1821 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201

(309) 948-2008

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