Rock Island is a small, yet very charming city in the state of Illinois, with a total population of 40,884 residents. Rock Island is located on the Mississippi River and it is one of the Quad Cities, along the neighboring cities of Moline, East Moline, Davenport and Bettendorf. Rock Island is known for owning the largest governmental weapons manufacturing arsenal in the US, which has 6000 employees. The original Rock Island from which the city gets its name, is the largest island in the Mississippi River and now called Arsenal Island. Rock Island is a charming city where you can spend your short holiday or weekends.
Top Attractions Within Rock Island
Rock Island Arsenal Museum is a terrific place for bicycling. Much of the island has wildlife and the roads are nearly flat. Aside from the cycling track, there is also the Confederate Cemetery and the Old Arsenal buildings, where weapons used to be made. This Rock Island Museum is entirely devoted to firearms. Tourists can see a display of the finest and most dangerous arms used throughout the years. The museum requires no admission fee.
Le Figaro Restaurant is one the finest restaurants in Rock Island. Le Figaro offers tapas and cocktails in Star bar and delicate classic French Cuisine in the dining room. Le Figaro features exquisite dining enjoyed in a classic and romantic ambiance. The menu is very refined and there is a fine selection of French wines you can try. The atmosphere is great as it is decorated in the very classic French style. The gourmet cuisine is affordable, thus making it the perfect place for a romantic evening or celebration.
Huckleberry's Great Pizza is the best place in Rock Island to have some delicious pizza. You can try from the many choices. Just try the best tasting pizza on the Mississippi River with traditional hand spun dough pizza. This charming Rock Island pizza restaurant has also got delicious dessert such as Tuscan Tiramisu and delicious ice cream. There is also a fine selection of wines and beer.