Location & Transportation
Morrison is centrally located less than an hour away from the Quad Cities (Moline and Rock Island in Illinois and Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa). Rockford, Illinois is approximately one hour’s drive from Morrison and downtown Chicago is two hours away. Nearby communities include Galena and Thomson, Illinois to the north; Sterling, Rock Falls, and Dixon, Illinois to the east; and Clinton, Iowa to the west.
Morrison is conveniently close to several main transportation thoroughfares. Illinois Interstate 88 is only seven miles to the south; Interstate 39 is fifty miles to the east; and Interstate 80 is forty miles south. These Illinois Interstates provide swift and convenient access to major metropolitan areas.
Quad City International Airport, 45 miles west of Morrison in Moline, IL, currently has five airlines serving 8 nonstop hubs or connecting cities. The Mississippi River, just 11 miles west of town, offers transport by waterway and the Union Pacific Railroad line, that runs through Morrison, handles regional freight shipping.
City – Miles From Morrison
Atlanta – 800 Chicago – 130 Columbus – 480 Dallas – 960 Denver – 880 Detroit – 400 Kansas City – 400 Los Angeles – 1,890 Miami – 1,480 Minneapolis – 370 Nashville – 560 New York – 915 St. Louis – 285 Seattle – 1,980