This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of the year.
9 – 10:30 am
Begin your day at the John Deere Historic Site, where it all began. Experience the history of farming on the prairie. Take a trip back in time to the days when John Deere worked in his blacksmith shop in Grand Detour, Illinois. Stroll through his restored home and the grounds. See the sparks fly in a working replica of his shop. And, be sure to visit the gift shop.
10:30 – 1:00 pm
Travel approximately an hour to Davenport, Iowa to the Isabel Bloom Studio Production Tour. The sculptures of Isabel Bloom have found their place in homes and gardens throughout the U.S. with her artistic subjects ranging from playful children to friendly creatures of the air, land and sea. Cast in concrete and hand-finished to resemble weathered bronze garden sculptures of the Victorian era. The tour is a free, one-hour-and-fifteen minute guided tour with behind-the-scenes access to every step in the making of each sculpture. Visitors can even offer opinions on future sculptures, and purchase exclusive sculptures available only to tour guests.
1 – 2:30 pm
Lunch is at The Machine Shed serving traditional, home style, made-from-scratch dinners in tribute to the American farmer.
2:30 – 7:00 pm
Head over to Rhythm City Casino for some ChaChing fun! Located in the heart of downtown Davenport, Iowa and on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, the team at Rhythm City Casino makes group travel planning easy. With most groups qualifying for a free buffet meal with a four-hour minimum stay, there’s not a smarter choice, or a more fun location for a planner to bring their group. Rhythm City Casino offers an exciting gaming experience with more than 900 slot machines and video poker, including Super Times Pay, Spin Poker, and Multi-hand play and 14 table games.
Entertainment, gaming, food and the sweet sound of ChaChing – it’s all at Rhythm City Casino!
Time to wind down and spend the night at Rhythm City’s sister property – The Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Located a mere four miles away, offering over 500 rooms and suites.
For more information or to customize this itinerary, contact your tour operator or Rhythm City Casino at 1-800-THE-ISLE or www.davenport.isleofcapricasinos.com