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Despite the name, the Quad Cities actually consists of five cities straddling the Iowa-Illinois border along the Mississippi River: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline and East...
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German immigrants and the Mississippi River—flowing east to west here rather than its usual north to south—shaped Davenport (population: 101,000). Explore those forces in the heart of the Quad Cities...
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The state’s oldest city, Dubuque (population: 58,000) has lively historical districts near the mighty Mississippi.
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Des Moines, Iowa's capital city, gives artists, athletes and foodies alike plenty to love.
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Five glacial lakes—including Lake Okoboji—form a chain in northwest Iowa that has been a destination for generations. But there is more than water sports here!