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All the people in the show are volunteers yet go to competitions and come back with high rankings... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Candice T
free family fun

Free family fun! worth it to go see a show. The kids really enjoyed the show. You can not beat free... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Michelle B
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5000 44th St, (44th St. & the Rock River), Rock Island, IL 61201-7131
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

The Skiing skills the Backwater Gambler Exhibit is excellent. I am not very found of the slapstick comedy they do during the shows routines, but the skills are great. It is worth going to watch. The show is very impressive. Do not go in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed August 25, 2018

All the people in the show are volunteers yet go to competitions and come back with high rankings. Nice breeze along the Rock river and very nice views. Well worth going to as you can't do much of any type entertainment for just a donation....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Candice T
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Take a 2-hour break and relax along the Rock River in Rock Island. The setting is peaceful and the ski show is high energy. A great family night out. Get there 45 minutes before the show to select a bleacher seat smack dab in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ltknock
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Free family fun! worth it to go see a show. The kids really enjoyed the show. You can not beat free either!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed September 6, 2017

First time there and we are sorry we waited so long. Free admission but they hope for a donation. Outstanding show with nice equipment and very good skiers. Rivals any professional show we have ever seen. Get there early as parking gets to be quite...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dale F
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't seen the Backwater0 Gamblers water skiing show, it is well worth the hour and a half show on Wednesdays or Sunday evenings (6:30 PM). Somersaults, barefoot skiing, pyramids, speed - all are part of the fun experience. Alrhough the show is free,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Mae45
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Bring bug spray!!! Can't stress that enough, you are sitting next to a river that floods frequently so there is a lot of bugs. The show was great as usual. Great entertainment at little cost (donation requested, we gave $20 for 4 people). We love...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank emilyb524
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Great family fun activity - a lot of awesome talent. If you are near the QC check out this free show - you won't be disappointed. Good for young, old, and young at heart. Always fun to watch.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

So much talent!!! Each act was a crowd pleaser! They have concessions and ample seating. Be prepared to be amazed!

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you are near the Quad Cities, look up the schedule for this fabulous, talented, Ski Team!! Just Google their name. Generally they have free shows on Wednesday evenings and Sunday evenings, on the Rock River, in Rock Island, IL. They do accept donations and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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