As we dive face-first into the nostalgia pond of the 90s, memories of simpler times flood our minds. Back then, life was about finding joy in the little things, like hanging out with friends, playing outside, or watching a classic VHS movie on a Friday night.

Growing up in the Quad Cities, there was always something to do, regardless of your age. Whether it was biking around the riverfront, or catching a River Bandits game, the options were endless. However, the real fun began when we were old enough to experience the legendary Jolly Roger.


Taking it Back to the 90s

But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's take a step back and reminisce on some of the pop culture gems of the 90s. Who could forget the iconic TV shows like "Saved by the Bell," "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," or "Seinfeld"? And what about the music scene, with boy bands like NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, or grunge rockers like Nirvana and Pearl Jam?

ThinkStock / Quad City Mallards
ThinkStock / Quad City Mallards

Mallard Mania

The Quad City Mallards were a professional ice hockey team based in the Quad Cities area. The team was founded in 1995 and was a member of the Central Hockey League.  When the team won the They won the Colonial Cup playoff championship in 1997, the whole QCA erupted!

WWE Network
WWE Network


Wharton Fieldhouse, in Davenport, was a popular venue for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Every Sunday as they scrolled the upcoming "tour dates" on the screen I would anxiously away the announcement of Wharton Fieldhouse.  There, fans could get up close and personal with their wrestling idols.

Let's take a step back in time and remember what we did in the Quad Cities in the 90s.

What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!

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