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National Trails Symposium Quad Cities October 2006

Accommodations in the Quad Cities for the Symposium

ADA Provisions: For special accommodations, please advise the hotel when making room reservations

The 18th National Trails Symposium will be held at the RiverCenter Convention Center in Davenport, Iowa. The symposium has five host hotels:

These hotels provide a courtesy shuttle to and from the Convention Center:

The Quad Cities is at the crossroads of the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail, the Headwaters-to-Gulf Mississippi River Trail, the Great River Trail, the Grand Illinois Trail, and the Hennepin Canal Trail. The Quad Cities is in the heart of trail country so, no matter where you stay, there will always be a trail right outside your door.

We encourage you to make reservations early, as there are a limited number of rooms at the rates provided below. Please note that these rates are good for five days prior to the symposium and five days following the symposium. Mention the National Trails Symposium to get these rates.

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Four Points Sheraton Rock Island ~ Host Hotel

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Four Points Sheraton Rock Island

226 17th Street, Suite 1, Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309-794-1212 -- Fax: 309-794-0852

Shuttle provided to & from RiverCenter Convention Center at no charge

Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport

PRICE: Single/Double Occupancy: $74.00 per night, plus tax (12%)

The designated cut-off date for these rates is September 18.

Four Points Sheraton Rock IslandFour Points Sheraton Rock Island is located in the Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District, 1.55 miles from the RiverCenter Convention Center. The hotel is located near the Mississippi River front, with 20+ restaurants, art galleries & studios, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, Comedy

Sportz Club, brew pubs, movie theater, nightclubs, antiques, coffee shops, book stores, Quad Cities Expo Center, Jumer's Casino Rock Island & more— all within walking distance!

Room Accommodations: All sleeping rooms offer free high-speed Internet access, in-room safes, voicemail, 2 phone lines, cordless phones, data ports, electronic door locks, in-room movies, coffee brewers, hairdryers, irons & full-size ironing boards. They also offer a complimentary USA Today newspaper.

On-Site Recreation Facilities: Ultimate Fitness Center is located on the 2nd Floor, with 150+ pieces of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, indoor pool, whirlpools, saunas, massage therapy, tanning booths, & chiropractic care. Use of the fitness center is offered free to all guests.

Sights & Activities: The Four Points Sheraton Rock Island is a brief drive (5-15 min.) from many area attractions:

  • 3 miles from John Deere Pavilion
  • 3 miles from The Mark of the Quad Cities
  • Celebration Bell River Cruises
  • RiverCenter Convention Center/Adler Theater
  • 1 miles from Quad Cities Sports Center
  • 1.3 miles from the new River Music Experience
  • 5 miles from Putnam Museum/IMAX Theater
  • 2 miles from the historic Rock Island Arsenal Museum
  • 1 block from Riverboat Casino
  • 7 miles from Southpark Mall
  • 7 miles from Northpark Mall
  • Golf courses (12 different ones)


  • Bennigan's Irish American Grill & Tavern, on-site, is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & room service. Bennigan's offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere for socializing.
  • Many other restaurants nearby.

Stoney Creek Inn Moline ~ Host Hotel

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Stoney Creek Inn Moline

101 18th Street, Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-743-0101 -- Fax: 309-743-0102

Shuttle provided to & from RiverCenter Convention Center at no charge

Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport

PRICE: Single to Quadruple Occupancy: $84.00 per night, plus tax (13%)

The designated cut-off date for these rates is September 18.

Stoney Creek Inn logoStoney Creek Inn Moline is located on the picturesque Moline riverfront in the famous Illinois/Iowa Quad Cities area, about 5.28 miles from the RiverCenter Convention Center. Each room has that unique Stoney Creek Northwoods look. A look you will not only love, but you won't find anywhere else. The hotel has an expanded complimentary continental breakfast served daily, fresh coffee available 24 hours a day, guest laundry facilities and a movie theater.

Room Accommodations: Free local telephone calls, designated phone line for each guest room, personal voice mail, hi-speed Internet access, cable television with pay-per-view movies, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and an iron & ironing board.

On-Site Recreation Facilities: The "Wilderness Park" Pool Area offers guests an indoor/outdoor heated swim-through pool, indoor/outdoor patio areas, whirlpool sauna, dry sauna and a video game room.

Sights & Activities:

  • Jog, stroll or take a bike ride on the Great River Trail along the Mighty Mississippi, conveniently located in their backyard
  • 2 miles from Isle of Capri Casino
  • 4 miles from Jumer's Casino
  • 5 miles from Rhythm City Casino
  • 0.5 miles from John Deere Pavilion
  • 0.7 miles from Celebration Belle River Cruises
  • 2 miles from Moline Parks & Recreation
  • 3 miles from the Quad City Botanical Center
  • 4 miles from Southpark Mall
  • 7.5 miles from Blackhawk State Historic Site


  • Backwater Jack's Saloon on-site.
  • Blue Ribbon Prime Steakhouse (0.1 miles from hotel).
  • Johnny's Italian Steakhouse: a restaurant reminiscent of the traditional 1940s style supper club & a menu filled with your favorite Italian recipes (0.5 miles from hotel).
  • Many other restaurants nearby.

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Clarion Hotel, Davenport

Clarion Hotel

5202 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52806
Phone: 563-391-1230 -- Fax: 563-391-6715

Shuttle provided to & from RiverCenter Convention Center at no charge

Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport

PRICE: Single/Quadruple Occupancy: $79.00 per night, plus tax (12%)


Clarion hotel logoClarion Hotel is located in Davenport, Iowa, approximately 3.85 miles from the RiverCenter Convention Center. The hotel is located just a few miles from the mighty Mississippi River. The area provides miles of scenic trails for biking, walking and rollerblading. The hotel is ideally located near Interstate 80 and nearby attractions include the River Music Experience and Rhythm City Casino. A free hot breakfast is served Monday through Friday at their onsite restaurant, Lucy's.

Room Accommodations: All sleeping rooms offer AT&T long distance*, cable/satellite TV, free wireless high speed internet access, hair dryer, in-room coffee maker, individual A/C & heat, iron and ironing board, Nintendo Game System, room service* and wake-up service.
(* Additional charges may apply.)

On-Site Recreation Facilities: A fitness center, game room and indoor heated pool and hot tub are just a few of the amenities offered to all guests at the hotel.

Sights & Activities: The Clarion Hotel is no more than 30 minutes from many area attractions:

  • 1 mile from Northpark Mall
  • 3 miles from Duck Creek Golf Course
  • 3 miles from Shops on Elmore and 53rd
  • 4 miles from Crow Valley Golf Course
  • 4 miles from Emeis Golf Course
  • 5 miles from Figge Museum of Art
  • 5 miles from IMAX
  • 5 miles from John O'Donnell Stadium
  • 5 miles from Palmer Hills Golf Course
  • 5 miles from Putnam Museum
  • 5 miles from Rhythm City Casino
  • 5 miles from River Music Experience
  • 8 miles from Isle of Capri Casino
  • 10 miles from John Deere Commons


  • Lucy's restaurant and lounge is located right on hotel premises
  • Mo Brady's serves dinner
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Many other restaurants nearby

John Deere Commons - Radisson

  • This Radisson hotel is NOT directly connected to the convention center
  • Adjacent to the Great River/Mississippi River Trail

1415 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265
Phone 309-764-1000 -- Fax: 309-764-1710

Shuttle provided to & from RiverCenter Convention Center at no charge

Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport


  • Standard Rooms, Single/Quadruple Occupancy: $84.00 per night, plus tax (13%)
  • Mini-suites, Single/Quadruple Occupancy: $99.00 per night, plus tax (13%)

Make sure to ask for the "National Trails Symposium" block to get the great rates! The designated cut-off date for these rates is September 18.

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John Deere Commons - Radisson is located in Moline, IL, approximately 4.12 miles from the RiverCenter Convention Center. With its prime location on John Deere Commons, this hotel is surrounded by Moline's best shopping and entertainment, and offers the kind of warm hospitality, inviting atmosphere and topnotch services sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. From their door, you can enjoy a bike ride, a run, or a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast served daily in their charming John Deere Room.

Room Accommodations: Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, alarm clock, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, phones at both desk & bed, and expanded cable with premium channels and pay-per-view movies.

On-Site Recreation Facilities: Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will appreciate the luxury of a dip in the indoor heated pool or whirlpool, or a workout in the health facility.

Sights & Activities: The John Deere Commons - Radisson is within walking distance from many area attractions:

  • Directly across the street is the world-reknowned John Deere Pavilion and Moline's newest attraction, the John Deere Collector's Center.
  • Adjacent to the hotel is award winning MARK of the Quad Cities, home of world class entertainment.
  • Nearby is the historic Arsenal Island, which houses several historic attractions including the Rock Island Museum, Fort Armstrong, Colonel Davenport's Home, and two military cemeteries.
  • Celebration Belle Riverboat
  • Quad City Botanical Gardens
  • Isabel Bloom handcrafted sculptures
  • Blackhawk State Historic Site
  • Niabi Zoo
  • Isle of Capri Casino


  • Enjoy TGI Friday's casual dining (on hotel premises) for lunch, dinner and late night.
  • Many other restaurants nearby.

Radisson Quad City Plaza ~ Host Hotel

111 East 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: 563-322-2200 -- Fax: 563-322-9939

Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport

PRICE: Single/Double Occupancy: $84.00 per night, plus tax (12%)

The designated cut-off date for these rates is September 18.

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Lobby of the Radisson Quad City Plaza

Radisson Quad City Plaza is conveniently located in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Connected by skywalk to the RiverCenter Convention Center and Adler Theatre, the hotel is adjacent to riverboat casinos and just 15 minutes from the Quad City Airport in Moline, Illinois.

Room Accommodations: Every guest room features a separate living area, writing desk, Cais high-speed Internet access, remote-control television, Comcast On-Command Video, Sony PlayStation, voicemail, electronic door lock, hair dryer, coffeemaker and iron with ironing board.

On-Site Recreation Facilities: No visit is complete without taking advantage of the spectacular health and fitness facilities. Test the waters in the heated indoor pool, invigorate your body in the well-equipped fitness room, then catch your breath and ease your tensions in the luxurious spa. Or simply enjoy the comfortable sun deck overlooking the scenic Mississippi River.

Sights & Activities:

  • Take a stroll in the beautiful green space of LeClaire Park (717 feet from hotel), and connect to the Davenport Riverfront Trail.
  • Visit the Historic Village of East Davenport that offers a potpourri of more than 60 neat little specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars (1.62 miles from hotel).
  • Do some "riverboat gambling" just north of Rock Island's Art & Entertainment District at the Rhythm City Casino directly across the street from the hotel.
  • Visit the River Music Sky Bridge, as it provides a clear, uninterrupted view of the river for more than 500 feet and eliminates the need for pedestrian traffic across the heavily-used highway that separates downtown from the riverfront.
  • Less than one mile from the hotel, enter River Music Experience, a one-of-a-kind music center tracing people, places, styles and movement of America's music on America's River. Rock-n-roll, Jazz, Gospel, Country, Blues. They're all on tap at River Music Experience. Through high-tech exhibits, live music and programs for all ages; you'll conduct the show.
  • Browse into the Mississippi River Visitor Center, situated on Rock Island in Illinois. The center overlooks Lock and Dam 15, has several interactive displays showing how the lock system operates and hosts several nature and historical programs each season (0.52 miles from hotel).
  • Rock Island's Art & Entertainment District is a pedestrian-only area that spans several blocks (from Fourth to First Avenue) and boasts several cool bars, dance clubs and live music venues. The District, as the local refers to it, is the cultural and nightlife heart of the Quad Cities (1.55 miles from hotel).
  • Explore one of Illinois' largest conservatories at the Quad City Botanical Center (0.97 miles from hotel).
  • Take a ride in the Channel Cat Water Taxi and explore the Quad Cities area without ever having to set foot in an automobile! Taxi returns to each stop hourly (1.51 miles from hotel).
  • Visit the largest rose garden at Vander Veer Park, boasting nearly 2,000 roses, in downtown Davenport (1.67 miles from hotel).


  • Brady Street Chophouse, on-site: steaks, pasta and regional favorites
  • Duck City Delicatessen & Bistro: adjacent to Adler Theatre
  • Front Street Brewery: offers an upscale option to the area sports bars
  • Trattoria Tiramisu: pasta favorites.
  • Many other restaurants nearby.

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Updated November 19, 2006

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