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Bettendorf, Iowa is one of the Quad Cities on the Mississippi River that is served by Ruhl&Ruhl. Bettendorf has a population of 32,445 while the metropolitan area has a total population of nearly 400,000 people. The other cities include Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois.
Bettendorf has borne several names. The first was Lillienthal, after a tavern and dance hall. Another village, Gilbert, developed adjacent to Lillienthal and the two towns merged under the name Gilbert in 1858. Around 1900, the Bettendorf brothers were induced to move their ironworks from Davenport to Gilbert. Their business evolved into the Bettendorf Axel and Wagon Company, which subsequently became the largest railroad car shop west of the Mississippi River. In recognition of their importance, the town was incorporated as Bettendorf in 1903. In 1940, Alcoa built the largest aluminum rolling mill in the world adjacent to Bettendorf.
Bettendorf is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Scott County just east of Davenport and directly across the river from Moline. The city covers an area of 22.4 square miles. It has the lowest population density (1,528 people/square mile) and the highest median household income of any of the Quad Cities.
Attractions and Entertainment
Bettendorf offers a variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities. The river, with its waterfront parks, walkways, and Isle of Capri Casino, attracts many people. The Family Museum of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of hands-on exhibits that will keep kids fascinated. The museum also has a schedule of classes and special events.
The city is home to three public golf courses, with many others located around the Quad Cities area. Marinas and boat launch facilities foster boating and numerous trails are available for walking, jogging, or bicycling.
Attractions and entertainment opportunities for other Quad Cities communities are readily accessible to Bettendorf residents.
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About Bettendorf, Iowa- Helpful Links
City of Bettendorf Homepage
Chamber of Commerce 1228 Middle Rd. Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone Number: (563) 441-5000