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  • Curran's Orchard
    6385 Kilburn Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103
    Located 1.7 Northwest of Rockford on Route 70
    815-963-7848, The seasonal Curran's Orchard features u-pick and pre-bagged fruit, apple donuts, award-winning cider, fresh baked apple pie, caramel apples, honey, maple syrup, jams,... more info

  • Magic Waters Waterpark
    7820 North CherryVale Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61016
    Cherry Valley
    815-332-3260, The midwest's largest public water park, with SplashBlaster water coaster, wave pool, body slides, tube slides, SplashMagic River, Little Lagoon, Caribbean SplashMagic... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

Museums & Galleries

  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
    813 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
    815-965-3433, Explore dinosaur, fossils, animals, plants, minerals, and Native American exhibits. more info  map

  • Discovery Center Museum
    711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
    Riverfront Museum Park
    815-963-6769, The first outdoor Science park in the United States has exhibits on sound water and weather. more info  map

  • Erlander Home Swedish-American Museum
    404 South Third Streets, Rockford, IL 61104
    815-963-5559, Built for a Swedish family in 1871 this home and museum holds many artifacts and the Swedish decor or come for Midsommer's Dag in mid June or Lucia Fest in early... more info  map

  • Ethnic Heritage Museum
    1129 South Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101
    815-962-7402, A museum dedicated to depicting the roles of six ethnic groups which played a role in area history: African-American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian and Polish.  more info  map

  • J.R. Kortman Center for Design
    107 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101
    815-968-0123, A two-story art gallery featuring works by area artists. more info  map

  • Midway Village and Museum Center
    6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107
    815-397-9112, The village features 24-restored and furnished homes, shops, and businesses from midwestern time. Costumed guides. more info  map

  • Riverfront Museum Park
    711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
    815-962-0105, Home of the Discovery Center Museum, Rockford Art Museum, Storefront Cinema, Northern Illinois Public Radio, Rockford Dance Company and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra... more info  map

  • Rockford Art Museum
    711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
    815-968-2787, Launched in 1913, the Rockford Art Museum has grown to become an Established Regional Arts Insitituion as designated by the Illinois Arts Council. Offering contemporary... more info  map

  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
    411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102
    815-964-2424, A Swiss style Victorian home built in 1865. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Anderson Gardens
    318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61107
    815-229-9390, A Japanese garden offering over eight acres of ponds, waterfalls, paths and quiet corners for contemplation, Japanese koi, Chinese grass carp, native aquatic life,... more info  map

  • Anderson Japanese Gardens
    340 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61107
    815-877-2525, Nine acres of water falls, Koi ponds, quiet corners and a 16th-century-style tea house. more info  map

  • Davis Park
    211 N Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101
    South Wyman and Chestnut Streets
    815-963-8111, A seven-acre park along the river. Brownbag fish and a 12-mile recreational path for running, bike riding, and roller blading. more info  map

  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    2701 Clifton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61102
    815-965-8146, 155 acres of rare and unusual trees and shrubs on a 1.5 mile trail. more info  map

  • Rockford Speedway
    9500 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61111
    815-633-1500, Nascar stock car racing and novelty racing take place on Saturdays April-October, and Wednesdays May-mid-August. more info  map

  • Severson Dells Environmental Education Center
    8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL 61102
    815-335-2915, Nature preserve featuring 369 unspoiled acres with an unusual 90% concentration of native wildflowers. The Butterfly Garden has 56 types of plants that appeal to... more info  map

  • Sinnissippi Gardens and Lagoon
    1300 North Second Street, Rockford, IL 61108
    815-987-8858, A large floral clock, gardens and lagoon. more info  map

  • Summerfield Zoo
    3088 Flora Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
    815-547-4852, Summerfield Zoo's main objective is to provide an up close and personal animal experience for the whole family. As a small zoo, visitors can get up close and meet many... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Forest City Queen at Riverview Park
    324 North Madison Street, Rockford, IL 61107
    815-987-8894, Excursion boat offering a variety of cruises on the Rock River such as sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises, and lunch water-ski shows. more info  map


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