Davenport


Population

2010: 99,685, #3 in Iowa
1950: 73,640, #153 in U.S.
2010 Metropolitan Area: 379,690, #134 in U.S.
1950 Metropolitan area: 234,256, #83 in U.S.

Setting
Davenport, on the Mississippi River, was founded in 1836. It is the largest city in the Quad Cities metropolitan area, which includes Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. Davenport has parks along the Mississippi.

Buildings
Tallest Building: Davenport Bank & Trust, 240 feet (1927)
List of tallest building
The Davenport Skybridge was completed in 2005.

Stores
Davenport has no downtown department stores.

Trains
Amtrak has no service to Davenport.

Museums
The Figge Art Museum is located downtown. The Putnam Museum is northwest of downtown.

Downtown Davenport and Mississippi River

Theaters
Davenport has no downtown movie theaters. The Adler Theatre (1931) is a restored movie palace that now hosts the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, touring Broadway shows, and a variety of other concerts. The Capitol Theatre (1920) is currently closed.

Sports
The Quad Cities River Bandits, Single-A Midwest League affiliate of the Houston Astros, play at Modern Woodmen Park (1931, renovated 2004), on the Mississippi waterfront. The i Wireless Center (1993), across the river in Moline, has sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Davenport
DowntownDavenport.com
Convention and Visitors Burea