New in '22: The Quad Cities
On December 1, 2021, the new Interstate 74 bridge was complete, and the QC celebrated when more than 5,000 residents and visitors got to walk on the new bridge before it opened to vehicles. It’s the largest transportation projects in the Quad Cities and makes travel across the river a breeze. The separate pedestrian/bicycle path with an observation point in the middle of the bridge will open in the spring, and the bridge lights up at night with color-changing LED lights. It’s a whole new way to experience the river.
In 1848, John Deere relocated his company to Moline, Illinois. Moline is home to the green and yellow, and one of the most comprehensive agricultural exhibits in the world. Celebrate the American heartland from the first horse-drawn plow to the latest modern-day equipment. The John Deere Pavilion has reopened after a complete renovation in 2020-2021. They’ve created a brand-new experience featuring new and vintage equipment, interactive and immersive exhibits, and a few surprises. www.Visitjohndeere.com
The Old Oaks Steak House in Milan is being transformed into the Old Oaks Winery. 3,000 vines were planted on the site in 2014. The owners started experimenting with their grapes in 2016 and plan to open to the public in Spring 2022. The winery will include a tasting room, a barrel room for special events, dining, patio seating, and more.