Miss. Valley Fair Landmark Renovated

Jul 31, 2017

the Twin Towers at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport.
Credit Mississippi Valley Fair

Renovations have been completed at a nearly 100 year old landmark in west Davenport. Just in time for this year's fair, the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds has re-furbished the Twin Towers. 

General Manager Shawn Loter  says it first opened for the first fair in 1920, and since it's one of the main gates for the fairgrounds, the building is an important symbol of the fair.

"We've gotten a lot of good response from this. Everyone's so happy and excited that we refurbished it because a lot of people thought we were going to tear it down."

The Twin Towers building is now mainly used for offices, and renovations cost 300,000 dollars.

This year's Mississippi Valley Fair opens tomorrow (tues 8/1) and runs through Sunday (8/6).