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The Best Winery in Illinois Is About a 90-Minute Drive Outside Chicago, According to Yelp List

July 25, 2022 7:29 pm Published by Comments Off on The Best Winery in Illinois Is About a 90-Minute Drive Outside Chicago, According to Yelp List

By Becca Wood • Published July 23, 2022 • Updated on July 25, 2022 at 1:23 pm Searching for the best wine in Illinois? You only have to travel about an hour and a half outside Chicago, according to a list from Yelp. Prairie State Winery was named the best in Illinois in a list released this month from Yelp, which reveals the top wineries in each state across the... Read More →


Exploring the Quad Cities

October 29, 2021 12:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Exploring the Quad Cities

Tours, Cruises, Museums, Outdoor Activities Lure Travelers To Mississippi River Shores Of Western Illinois, Eastern Iowa By Randy Mink | on October 13, 2021 Excerpt:  On a bluff overlooking the Mississippi is Clinton’s Wide River Winery, where we enjoyed wines with snacks on a peaceful deck set high above a ravine. The owner, Dorothy O’Brien, is a lawyer, and her husband is a retired... Read More →


Two Davenport Properties Earn Iowa Historic Preservation Awards | Quad Cities

June 22, 2021 1:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Two Davenport Properties Earn Iowa Historic Preservation Awards | Quad Cities

Jonathan Turner | June 9th 2021 Peter Lampe House, 1128 Mound St., Village of East Davenport This award recognizes outstanding preservation of a small historic preservation project using State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program incentives. For purposes of this award, small projects are defined as those projects having total qualified costs of $750,000 or less. Davenport’s Peter Lampe House, ca. 1856, is... Read More →


14 Best Stops To Explore Along Iowa’s Lincoln Highway | Travel Awaits

June 22, 2021 1:31 pm Published by Comments Off on 14 Best Stops To Explore Along Iowa’s Lincoln Highway | Travel Awaits

By Tim Trudell | March 31 2021 PASPHOTOGRAPHY / SHUTTERSTOCK Clinton Explore Clinton’s historic role in the lumber industry during a visit to the Sawmill Museum, which includes exhibits reliving the history, such as an authentic lumber saw and animatronic lumber barons sharing their tales of the lumber transported downriver from Wisconsin to the eastern Iowa city. Nature enthusiasts enjoy visiting Bickelhaupt Arboretum, a... Read More →


9 quaint places to eat, drink and rest in Iowa | Des Moines Register

June 22, 2021 1:29 pm Published by Comments Off on 9 quaint places to eat, drink and rest in Iowa | Des Moines Register

Susan Stapleton | September 6th 2016 Wide River Winery Head to LeClaire on the banks of the Mississippi River to taste the wines at Wide River and spend the night at the inn, a one bedroom with room for four. While the inn doesn’t offer food, the room comes equipped with a kitchen. Owner Dorothy O’Brien started her winery in... Read More →


Food, drinks and fresh air: 22 places fit for outdoor eating and drinking in the Quad-Cities | Quad-City Times

June 22, 2021 1:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Food, drinks and fresh air: 22 places fit for outdoor eating and drinking in the Quad-Cities | Quad-City Times

By Amanda Hancock | June 5th 2018 Wide River Winery Wide River Winery, founded and based in Clinton, Iowa, has opened two tasting rooms, including one in the East Village of Davenport and another on Cody Road in LeClaire, Iowa. Both locations offer live music, wine tastings and small bites. Customers can order wine by the bottle and if they... Read More →


Big Story: ‘California’s got nothing’ on Iowa’s growing wine scene | Quad-City Times

June 22, 2021 1:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Big Story: ‘California’s got nothing’ on Iowa’s growing wine scene | Quad-City Times

By Amanda Hancock | September 9th, 2018 Ben Arndt estimates it was 150 degrees atop a steel water tower in a small Kansas town when a glance toward the ground changed his life. During a break from painting and sandblasting the water tank, Arndt looked 200 feet down and saw some guys working in a vineyard. “Well, they look like... Read More →


Iowa Wine Trail Shows Off Growing Industry | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

June 22, 2021 1:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Iowa Wine Trail Shows Off Growing Industry | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By Brian E. Clark | April 23rd, 2016 As anyone who’s driven across the Hawkeye State knows, Iowa has mile upon mile of fields of corn and soybeans that will soon be sprouting. But it also has hundreds of acres of vineyards growing maréchal Foch, La Crescent, Brianna, Marquette, Frontenac, and other grapes that can withstand the Midwest’s sometimes brutally frigid... Read More →


Music with Travis Hosette Feb 9, 2020 POSTPONED

February 8, 2020 1:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Music with Travis Hosette Feb 9, 2020 POSTPONED

We are postponing our Music with Travis Hosette, scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Clinton.  We are expecting freezing rain and snow and we will let you know when we will have him back to play.