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Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show

5000 44th St, (44th St. & the Rock River), Rock Island, IL 61201-7131
+1 309-786-8987
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free family fun

Free family fun! worth it to go see a show. The kids really enjoyed the show. You can not beat free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle B
120+ volunteers create a top 6 in the USA water ski show

First time there and we are sorry we waited so long. Free admission but they hope for a donation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale F
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5000 44th St, (44th St. & the Rock River), Rock Island, IL 61201-7131
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+1 309-786-8987

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free family fun! worth it to go see a show. The kids really enjoyed the show. You can not beat free either!

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time there and we are sorry we waited so long. Free admission but they hope for a donation. Outstanding show with nice equipment and very good skiers. Rivals any professional show we have ever seen. Get there early as parking gets to be quite...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you haven't seen the Backwater0 Gamblers water skiing show, it is well worth the hour and a half show on Wednesdays or Sunday evenings (6:30 PM). Somersaults, barefoot skiing, pyramids, speed - all are part of the fun experience. Alrhough the show is free,...More

1  Thank Mae45
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Bring bug spray!!! Can't stress that enough, you are sitting next to a river that floods frequently so there is a lot of bugs. The show was great as usual. Great entertainment at little cost (donation requested, we gave $20 for 4 people). We love...More

1  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great family fun activity - a lot of awesome talent. If you are near the QC check out this free show - you won't be disappointed. Good for young, old, and young at heart. Always fun to watch.

1  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

So much talent!!! Each act was a crowd pleaser! They have concessions and ample seating. Be prepared to be amazed!

Thank Joni A
Reviewed 29 May 2015

If you are near the Quad Cities, look up the schedule for this fabulous, talented, Ski Team!! Just Google their name. Generally they have free shows on Wednesday evenings and Sunday evenings, on the Rock River, in Rock Island, IL. They do accept donations and...More

1  Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Always fun to go watch the backwater gamblers water ski show. The show is always fun to watch the time and dedication the people put into the shows is amazing. I love the pyramid the most. But all the amazing things they do is great...More

Thank suzette o
Reviewed 12 November 2014

wonderful entertainment for a warm summer night. The group puts on a wonderful show. They also go to different place to compete and have won a number of awards. Great fun

1  Thank Stargazer331
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Great show and its free. Cant beat that, we go almost every year when in the Quad Cities, its a nice setting on the Rock River and very entertaining.

1  Thank JThobe
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