Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States of America. The city has a population of 46.000 residents and is part of the "Quad Cities" together with East Moline and Rock Island from Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf from Iowa. The city is located along the Mississippi River and Rock River and is close to Chicago and Springfield. It was incorporated in 1848. In present, Moline is the home of several famous companies like Deere & Company, Group 0, McLaughlin Body Company, Wal-Mart and Kone. Notable current or former residents of Moline include actress Bonnie Bartlett, drummer Louis Bellson, actor Ken Berry, cartoonist Carl Ed and of course, tractor maker John Deere.
Top Attractions within Moline
John Deere Pavilion is located downtown Moline and is the home of great exhibits celebrating the life of the tractor maker and also the improvements he made to agriculture through his tractors and other tools. The pavilion also features a collection of John Deere plows, combines, machinery and obvious, tractors.
LeClaire Hotel is a historic building also known as LeClaire Apartments. The building is located downtown Moline. It was raised in 1915 and back then, this was the tallest building in the "Quad Cities". The name of it comes from Army interpreter Antoine LeClair, who was present at the signing of the treaty that put an end to the Black Hawk War. The hotel was luxurious and this made it the host of presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. The architecture company who designed this beautiful Moline hotel was Kirsh & Kolb. In 1994, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Wharton Field House is a sports arena located in Moline, built in 1928. It has 6.000 seats and now is the home of the Moline Maroons, the team of the local high school and one of the best stadiums in America that a high school team has.