Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, Iowa This Forbes Recommended hotel seamlessly combines its past (dating back to 1915, when it first opened) with modern flair thanks to its major renovation that was completed in 2009.
As a member of the Historic Hotels of America, you’ll spot aspects of the original building (stained glass, lobby columns) along with 21st-century amenities such as an on-site bowling alley—which was taken out in the 1950s only to be later rebuilt to restore the hotel to its original splendor—and spa. Modeled after the grand hotels of Europe, The Davenport Hotel and Tower traces its history all the way back to 1914. The Saint Paul Hotel has played a role in countless cultural events in its 103-year history (though the building dates back to 1856), from hosting a dinner to salute pilot Charles Lindbergh in the 1920s to serving as a headquarters for one of St.
This old-school eatery serves up mouthwatering burgers, sides like fries, onion rings, mushrooms, and cheese sticks fresh out of the fryer, and rich milkshakes, all at an insanely cheap price point. Hartwick Pines State Park protects mystical stands of old-growth pine forest.
It's just off the highway, but it feels like a place from a fairytale.
The crown jewel of their collection of artifacts is the USS Edson, built in 1958. It's small, but it's not lacking in world-class attractions.