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Rock Island Arsenal

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Address: Rock Island, IL
Phone Number: 309-782-1121
Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, America's largest government-owned arsenal is located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River.
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Beautiful setting

Although you have to have i.d. to gain entrance, the Arsenal sits in the middle of the Mississippi and offers flat bicycling with almost no traffic. Terrific for new bicyclists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Rock Island, Illinois
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Rock Island, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Although you have to have i.d. to gain entrance, the Arsenal sits in the middle of the Mississippi and offers flat bicycling with almost no traffic. Terrific for new bicyclists. The island is impeccably maintained and very serene on the weekends.

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Davenport, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Historical place to visit. You can see the lock and dam, the museum, the cemetery and you can drive through to see the old quarters and buildings. Must have ID

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Ottawa, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very interesting and humbling..the island complex is amazing with the river as a beautiful and natural setting! The Museum is a must see and will try to get back when the golf course is open this summer.

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west branch,Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All the history, beautiful grounds and so many things to see. Easy to spend several hours there and we would like to go back!

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Roscoe, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful course. Wonderful staff! I have hosted a few golf outings there for work and they always receive rave reviews!!!

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Moline, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was only at the cemetery. It has many gravesites and has been expanding for many years. There are a lot of important people buried there in addition to local people from several different wars.

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Lacon, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I visited the Rock Island Arsenal in October 2014. We live within 2 hours of the area, have visited the Quad Cities multiple times but never been to the arsenal. We were thoroughly impressed! The buildings themselves were impressive as were the museum and the whole island really! The Arsenal museum was very nice; lots more information... More 

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Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I loved DJ'S Restaurant. Food (Salmon) dish was excellent as well as the steak. You can't beat the ambiance you experience at Jumer's. Slots Galore!

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Peru, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Rock Island arsenal is a beautiful tribute to our history. My father being a career Airforce man looks forward to his visits there monthly

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Los Angeles, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A group of barges was just going through the locks so my husband had wonderful opportunities to take photos & watch the bridge swing open. He was warned to keep his camera aimed toward the locks and not toward the arsenal. We didn't have time to see the rest of the history there unfortunately. Interesting exhibits in the visitors center.

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