Voted #1 Best Place for a Wedding Reception
by the River Cities Reader
Fall 2010
Best of the Quad Cities

Black Hawk State Historic Site
Watch Tower Lodge
1510 46th Ave.
Rock Island, IL


For more information, call:
(309) 788-9536

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Friday - Sunday
Rental Fee: $800
$200 damage deposit

Open year-round.

All rental fees go to the
Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation to help maintain the historic site and to provide educational programs.

Black Hawk State Historic Site
Watch Tower Lodge
You have dreamed of this day your entire life. 
So make it everything you dreamed of.


This is your special day, so make it a day that your family and friends will remember forever. Plan your wedding and/or reception at the most beautiful location in the Quad-Cities area and voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois.

Set alongside the Rock River in the beautiful bluffs and forests of the Rock River Valley, this 75 year old lodge was built entirely from local limestone and timber. Designed by state architect Joseph Booton in 1932, the lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-1935. The large main room has two
massive stone fireplaces, original woodwork,
and a spacious scenic patio.

Featured in the main room are two murals painted in 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist Otto Hake. The murals depict the seasonal activities of the Sauk and Mesquakie Indian people.

Other amenities:
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Fully equipped kitchen available including
refrigerators, sinks,
    counters, and stoves.

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Use your choice of catering service, or supply your own food.
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Room for 250 people.
•   Ample parking.
•   Alcohol is allowed.
•   Helpful and courteous staff.
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