As you wind your way down the Mississippi River, you'll find a wonderful community made up of multiple cities and towns. We are called the Quad Cities and we are made up of some amazing places between western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Connor Kenney
Connor Kenney

The Quad Cities is rich in history and when you look at many important people, inventions, and events, it feels like all roads lead back to the Quad Cities area. With so much progress going on in our awesome community, it's good to take a look back at the figures who built our foundation literally and figuratively.

Plus, who doesn't like being the smartest person in the room?

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So Many Facts About the Quad Cities

Whether you were born and raised in the Quad Cities or new to the area, there are probably a lot of facts about the Quad Cities you might not know. Yes, this list could stretch onto hundreds and hundreds of facts, but you do the research on 100 facts about something. It takes a while.

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There are many unique and interesting facts about the Quad Cities, but these are the 100 most interesting facts we wanted to share with you. These facts will hopefully educate you about our community and the important role it has played in history and for humankind.

Finding 100 Facts About The Quad Cities

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“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world … but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”

-Walt Disney

Why did I pull this inspirational Walt Disney quote? It's not just because it gives a feeling of community and hope (and it definitely does), it's because Walt Disney almost stopped drawing after applying for a job in Davenport. Yes, Davenport almost became the reason Mickey Mouse wasn't born.

There have been articles like this in the past, but I've done the research by looking through books, websites, and anything else to prove these facts because when you read these, you're going to want proof yourself.

Quick Fun Facts To Share With Other Quad Citizens

You'll find facts about the Quad Cities that will make you laugh, angry, and blow your mind. Before we get to all 100 facts, here are our top 5 most interesting facts about the Quad Cites you may or may not know.

  1. Dairy Queen really began in East Moline.
  2. The recliner chair was invented in Rock Island.
  3. The Quad Cities was the site of the westernmost battle of the Revolutionary War.
  4. The first NFL game was played in Rock Island.
  5. Walt Disney was denied as a cartoonist in Davenport and almost stopped drawing.

Pretty cool facts, right? Of course, they are. There are 95 other incredibly interesting facts about our home, the Quad Cities. With the holiday season being here, there are facts to share or annoy your family, friends, coworkers, or whoever with. I do it all the time.

Here are 100 facts about the Quad Cities that are actually facts. Please read them just on the off chance there's a Quad Cities trivia night (hint-hint, Think & Drink Entertainment).

100 Interesting Facts About The Quad Cities You May Or May Not Know

The Quad Cities is filled with a very rich history. From inventions to crossing the Mississippi River, to American Presidents and Walt Disney, there are many facts about the Quad Cities that many people do not know. While there are many more stories and facts to share about the Quad Cities, you'll find in these 100 facts that all roads, somehow, lead back to the Quad Cities.

Gallery Credit: Connor Kenney/Townsquare Media Quad Cities

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