QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – The Quad City riverfront has gotten the attention of a national publication. The Quad City Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that National Geographic has launched a website on geotourism that includes points of interest along the Mississippi River.
A news release says the Geotourism MapGuide highlights the landscapes and people of the Mississippi River that is the lifeblood of the economies along its banks with experiences not found anywhere else in the United States or across the world.
According to QCCVB President Joe Taylor, “National Geographic must think the Quad Cities is the coolest place on the river, given the lead photo being Rock Island’s Schweibert Park looking across the river to Davenport.”
From New Orleans and Natchez in the River’s Delta region to Lake Itasca, Minnesota, at the headwaters, locals submitted nearly 2,000 nominations of their favorite points of interest; historic, cultural and natural landmarks; events and local festivals; music experiences; artisans and attractions, which capture the region’s unique character, heritage and beauty. The website may be viewed http://mississippiriver.natgeotourism.com/.
Residents and visitors can continue to nominate new sites, events and special places to the website.