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East Moline Culture and The Arts

As part of the Quad Cities, East Moline entertains year-round. From theatre to museums to local festivals, there's always something fun to do in East Moline and the surrounding area.

A number of art galleries and museums showcase the work of local and international artists alike. The Adler Theatre in Davenport dates back to the 1930's, offering classic musical and theatrical performances amidst rich burgundy velour curtains, state-of-the-art acoustics and art-deco design. For a bit of local history, the John Deere Pavilion depicts the history of the famous manufacturing plant in the world's most comprehensive agricultural exhibit.

The best in fine arts is displayed at the Davenport Museum of Art, established in 1925. The Davenport Museum of Art is home to more than 3,200 works of art, including 334 paintings that were donated from Charles August Ficke to the City of Davenport.

Don't miss a trip to the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science in Davenport. Founded in 1867, the Putnam was one of the first museums established west of the Mississippi and is home to over 160,000 artifacts and specimens in a beautiful 76,000 square foot facility. The Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science is the largest museum in the Quad Cities.

Children and adults alike will enjoy the Family Museum of Arts and Science in Bettendorf. The museum is home to 44,000 square feet of programming space including a 9,600 square foot exhibit hall, three multi-purpose rooms for dance instruction and performances, two preschool classrooms, two art studios, one science studio, a party room, a great hall, museum store, welcome theater for school groups and an outdoor science discovery park, "Kingdom for Kids."

The Fejervary Children's Zoo, located in scenic Fejervary Park, adjacent to the Davenport Museum of Art and the Putnam Museum, is home to cougar, elk, bison, wolves, red tailed hawk, bobcat, prairie dogs and many other species. The Small Animal Zoo Zone, a hands-on experience for your children, has pygmy goats, jersey calves, pigs, deer, and other small animals for handling and feeding.

In the mood for music? The Quad City Symphony Orchestra delights people of all ages with a wide range of performances. The symphony also sponsors seven musical education programs, the largest such music education outreach in the Quad Cities.

If an evening at the theatre is more your style, the Quad Cities has everything from top Broadway musicals to quality local productions. The Circa ë21 Dinner Playhouse offers fine dining combined with quality entertainment, while the

Genesis Guild, an adult community theatre organization, specializes in free classical drama. See improvisation at its best at the Quad Cities ComedySportz in Rock Island, where two teams trained in the art of improvisational comedy compete for points and laughter.

When the sun sets on the Quad Cities, the evening comes alive! East Moline and the surrounding area bustles with exciting nightlife. Spend the night out on the town at a casino, relax at the cinema or dance the night away at a local club. A variety of riverfront festivals and cultural attractions spice up the night as well. No matter how you like to have fun, you're guaranteed to have a good time in East Moline!

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