I’ve been here on numerous field trips in my youth and I can say they have wonderful museums…the Riverfront Museum Campus is definitely worth checking out. They got an art museum, history museum (Burpee), science/children’s (Discovery Center), and so forth. Midway Village and the Tinker House are also cool places I hear.
They also have a nice arena in the Metro Centre. A 10,000 seater, it is very cozy and is a great place for concerts. I think they have a hockey team too.
The downtown is fairly nice, the Rock River is stunningly gorgeous, the parks look decent, the airport is improving, they just renovated Cherry Vale Mall, and there’s a lot of other commerical development going on along I-90. Don’t forget Magic Waters waterpark, either. This town has struggled with its loss of manufacturing jobs, but it’s coming back, I can feel it. Its proximity to Chicago, Iowa, and Wisconsin doesn’t hurt either.over 7 years ago