The Swing of the Quad Cities, a Single A affiliate of St. Louis, switched affiliation in 2005, play at John O'Donnell Stadium which was orginally built in 1931 and was completely redone in 2004 except for the exterior, with seating for 4,024. The attractive brick exterior has arched windows. Inside there are blue seats below a wide concession concourse, except for the 4 sections of General Admission down the 3rd baseline that are backless aluminum bleachers. Above the concourse is the press box and suites. There is a party deck on the third base end of the suites, grass seating in left and right fields, a picnic area beyond the first base seats, and a kids' area beyond it. You can walk all the way around the field. Mr. O'Donnell was the sports editor for the Times-Democrat newspaper. The Mississippi River is just beyond right and center fields. The setting of the stadium is really nice with a great view of the Mississippi River and Rock Island IL across the river. Sometimes you can see a large tugboat pushing long lines of barges up or down the river. You have a spectacular view of the multi-arched Centennial Bridge to Rock Island, IL just beyond right field which is lit up after dark. The Swing was playing the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, who they had just swept 4 games in Wisconsin. The Swing won again tonight 7-2. The box score was Timber Rattlers R-2, H-3, E-2 and Swing R-7, H-10, E-0. The Swing scored 2 runs due to wild pitches. The field lines are RF-318', CF-400', and LF-343'. The main mascot is Rookie the raccoon and the other mascot is Clyde the orangutan. There is a good selection of food, see below. We had great seats in the third row behind the visitor dugout. We had a couple of hot foul balls hit our way that just missed us. The main between inning activity tonight was dogs and frisbees. The dogs had been saved from an animal shelter and were quite talented catching frisbees. One of the mid-inning activities has two children throwing rolls of the local newpaper and trying to hit a door mat. 2007 affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals. 2009 returned to the original name: Quad City River Bandits.
Moline, IL
John Deere Pavilion showcases vintage and modern-day John Deere equipment. Free.

Rock Island, IL
Black Hawk State Historic Site was named for the warrior who led the Sac and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk War. John Hauberg Indian Museum on Watch Tower Hill displays American Indian relics, including a wickiup, or hut. Donations.

Rock Island Arsenal is the government's largest manufacturing arsenal. The museum houses an extensive collection of military and civilian firearms. Free