8 Places to See the Best Fall Colors | In & Around the QCA


Fall in the midwest goes by quickly — but it sure is delightful while it lasts! One of our favorite things to do is to explore and enjoy the gorgeous colors and fall foliage. There are a lot of great places to do so near the Quad Cities and below you will find 8 of our favorites. This is not exhaustive — but simply places we love. Feel free to comment below if you have a favorite!


Black Hawk State Historic Site

4801 11th St, Rock Island, IL

Black Hawk State Historic Site website

Illiniwek Forest Preserve

836 State Avenue, Hampton, IL

Illiniwek Forest Preserve

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

19406 Loud Thunder Road, Illinois City, IL

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve website

Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A IL-84, Savanna, IL

Mississippi Palisades State Park website


Wild Cat Den State Park

1884 Wildcat Den Rd, Muscatine, IA

Wild Cat Den State Park website

Scott County Park

18850 270th St, Eldridge, IA

Scott County Park website

Maquoketa Caves State Park

9688 Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA

Maquoketa Caves State Park website

Eagle Point Park

2601 Shiras Ave, Dubuque, IA

Eagle Point Park website

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