Davenport's Modern Woodmen Park, voted America's Best Minor League Ballpark by USA Today, is host to the Iowa Twins, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Visitors are always welcome to this friendly Midwestern community, defined geographically by the fact that it is located at the only point where the Mississippi River flows from east to west.
Because the city is so dense, Davenport has plenty of fun things to do. Many events and festivals take place downtown, including the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa City Fair and the Midwestern Music Festival, to name a few. Several annual music festivals are held in and around Dauphin County, including the Iowa Music Fest, the Americana Music and Arts Festival and the Great American Beer Festival.
Downtown Davenport has many attractions including Fog Park, Modern Woodmen's Park, the Iowa State Fair, the Dauphin County Courthouse and many others. Davenport has a wealth of parks, including the Cedar Rapids Park and Recreation Center and several others in and around the city.
For river activities, the canal catboats offer rides on the river and a connection to the riverfront bike paths. Interstate 88 is one of three major highways that serve Davenport and is used by many locals as a corridor to and from Chicago.
Davenport is the second largest in Iowa, behind only Cedar Rapids. It has an average population of 1.5 people per square mile (0.8 square kilometers) and a median income of $60,000.
In terms of employment in the the city, education and health services employ more than 20 percent of the population. In 2012, it was ranked as one of Iowa's fastest-growing areas in for high-tech job growth.
Located on the banks of the Mississippi, downtown Davenport has a great selection of restaurants, bars, shops and museums, including the Daveport Museum of Art and the Art Gallery of Iowa.
In addition to these landmarks, the Uptown area is home to the Great Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, which hosts Iowa's largest annual John Deere Tractor Fair and one of the largest tractor shows in the world. Guests can see, interact with and view old and modern John Deere equipment, starting at the John Deere Museum of Art.