I've only met two people in my life who don't like chocolate. Can you imagine? Here's a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Indulge in the Chocolate Experience as you slip out of the cold and into the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island for a day of simple delights and relaxation.

Local chocolate shops, bakeries, beauty vendors and coffee houses will be here sampling anything and everything chocolate! Browse their selections and sample their products just in time for Valentine's Day. Also, make sure to stop in the sun garden to learn about the history of chocolate and view the QCBC's Cacao tree!


According to an OurQuadCities.com story, there's something new this year: Enter to win 1 of 2 $500 gift cards to Necker's Jewelers. Event sponsored by Local 4 News WHBF TV, Necker's Jewelers, Pear Advertising, Regional Development Authority, and Quad Cities Cultural  Trust.

Ticket pricing (Advance purchase up to Jan 27):
$10 Adult
$8 Adult members of the Botanical Center,
$4 youth ages 3-15, free under 3
$5 raffle ticket to enter to win 1 of 2 $500 gift cards to Necker's Jewelers. These can be purchased at checkout online.

All adult tickets are $15 and youth are $4 after Jan 27th or at the door. Bring the whole family.