Rock Island Tourism, Illinois

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Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. The original Rock Island, from which the city name is derived, is the largest island on the Mississippi River. It is now called Arsenal Island. The population was 39,018 at the 2010 census. Located on the Mississippi River, it is one of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring Moline, East Moline, and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. The Quad Cities has a population of about 380,000. The city is home to Rock Island Arsenal, the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the US, which employs 6,000 people. There's a wide variety of housing available in Rock Island including historic homes, new downtown condos, new construction in the heart of the city, and wooded retreats. The Rock Island-Milan School District, Rockridge School District (southwest portion of city) along with private schools, serve the city. The District (Downtown Rock Island) has art galleries and theaters, nightclubs and coffee shops, and restaurants of all flavors. Golf courses, parks, a casino, botanical center, marina, historic tours, bike paths, and festivals offer entertainment opportunities. In 2015 Rock Island was ranked the 32nd "Best Small City" in the country based on economic health, affordability, and quality of life.


Rock Island is a city in the state of Illinois in the United States. The city received its name from an island called the 'Rock Island' which was the biggest island on the Mississippi River. Things to do in Rock Island include: historic site, outdoor activities, river cruises, golf, wineries, microbreweries, shopping, art & festivals. Various attractions in Rock Island are: Downtown Rock Island, that has many art galleries and museums; River Mississippi where you can head out on a river cruise or simply rent boat or kayaks; Play golf at Highland Springs Golf Course or Saukie Golf Course; Enjoy riverfront biking & hiking paths; Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens and parks like Hauberg Centre, Longview Park Conservatory and Gardens, Quad City Botanical Centre, or the Sunset Marina.


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Facts and Stats for Rock Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rock Island

    Know the pollution level of Rock Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Rock Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rock Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rock Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Rock Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 26.56 (Low)
    • Climate Index 61.98 (High)
    • Pollution Index 28.16 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Rock Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rock Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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