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Address: 2200 West River Drive, Davenport, IA
Phone Number: 563-328-7275
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Activities: Birdwatching

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Peaceful with Great Birdwatching

We spent a lovely morning on Credit Island, enjoying the sights and sounds of the local birds. This is a park on the banks of the Mississippi River, which also encloses some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Karen L
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Bozeman, Montana
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Davenport, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fun place to experience the river, nature and some history. Worth a drive through. Also fun to bike through the park and stop on the bridge to get a better view of the wetlands.

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Flat Rock, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went here today, didn't see any pretty birds... Seen some Robins, some Ducks.... Nothing was "picturesque" - Only bugs, haze and overgrown vegetation. There are no walking trails that are marked with signage. Oh! There is a very rusty vintage tank! That was neat?! :) Until they clear some vegetation to see the river, and until they mark the so-called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a lovely natural setting, with trails for walking, places to picnic, and a fantastic view of the Mississippi. Home to many snowy Egrets!

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Bozeman, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We spent a lovely morning on Credit Island, enjoying the sights and sounds of the local birds. This is a park on the banks of the Mississippi River, which also encloses some smaller quieter inflows and even some swampy areas. Therefore, with this varied habitat, one can find birds of all kinds: Mallard ducks, cormorants, Great blue herons, hairy woodpeckers,... More 

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Credit Island used to be a nice park with a great beginners golf course. That is all in the past. The park is completely submerged every spring due to the Mississippi River flooding. Now it is a decent place to enjoy a wooded surrounding, but not much else.

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I grew up in this area, and this park used to be a family favorite. Now with low funding, the city has pretty much given up on it. There are swings for kids, a frisbee golf course, fishing and other activities, but things have gotten run down. If you want to have a family picnic June to October, it is... More 

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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We always enjoy a drive around the island. There is always something to see and during the cold winter months it's fun to look for Eagles roosted in the trees along the drive. This can be a prime location for Eagle watching so bring your camera or binoculars. Another great viewing area is the open water by Lock and Dam... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Around Christmas, the park attracts bald eagles from all over the area and you can watch them feed off of fish they catch in the Mississippi. There is ample parking around the island and many places where you can picnic.

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Credit Island is a wonderful eagle watching spot in the winter. Please get out of your car in order to hear the haunting call of the eagle, it's almost a cackle-nothing like the screeching hawk sound. I've read the other reviews about the park not being the safest. My advice is to be cautious, however, this park is too nice... More 

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Darien
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed the native plants, surrounded by the Mississippi River, walking on the Credit Island Bridge, and seeing a large flock of white pelicans and herons, the large sculpture of "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," and especially the informative markers that told about the island's history, the mammals and waterfowl.

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Address: Address: 2200 West River Drive, Davenport, IA
Phone Number: 563-328-7275
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Davenport

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