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Address: 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone Number: 815.965.3433
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One of the best places to visit in the region

This is a fantastic opportunity to the people of Rock River Valley. There is so much to see and learn!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Carbondale
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

At one time a quaint older home, complete with dusty exhibits and no significant impact on the visitor. Major, new funds were allocated to a complete upgrade of the facility and with the arrival of "Jane" Rockford's only dinosaur it should now be a must visit if you are in town, and people do come from long distances to see... More 

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Rockford
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a fantastic opportunity to the people of Rock River Valley. There is so much to see and learn!

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Thank mefime
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

i have come here for many boy scout badges. i have done one astronomy overnighter. if you think a museum is cool during the day just imagine what a real life night at the museum is like.

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Thank Mitchell K
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The kids loved it. we stayed at super 8, close to the reunion and stayed an extra day with the parents. the kids loved the trip here and my girl loved the fact that they were learning and playing. They're still talking about the burpee now. :)

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Thank Kenny P
Coal City, Illinois
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Burpee museum was one of the most interesting natural history museums we have ever been able to view. All of the displays were well organized and informative.

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Thank DianeCD
Rockford, Illinois
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90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our family loves Burpee! It is a great place for people of all ages. The sea exhibit with the giant turtles is our favorite, and the Jane and Homer dinosaur skeletons are really neat to see in person. I've also been to a wedding reception in one of their banquet halls, and it was a nice space. Guests also got... More 

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Thank CaitPenn
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We are fortunate to have this wonderful museum in our city. Bring on the dinosaurs! We have also been to several receptions on the lower floor and terrace. Beautiful place to celebrate.

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Thank Glenda J
Rockland, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Some good hands on activities. Good travel stop for a couple of hours for our five kids. The dinosaur Jane was a great start and the third floor natural habitat information was a fun learning experience too. Loved that kids could touch and climb and be active.

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Thank funfamily7travel
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Geologic time scales, dinosaurs, gems and rocks, special exhibits. The museum was interesting and we enjoyed it with our 10 year old.

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Thank Deidre G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good, easy day trip for locals and visitors alike. There is great paleontology exhibits here - which are nationally known. Great skeletons to see - kids will be amazed and thrilled. The 2nd floor isn't as exciting as the first, but it's a good visit. Good history of settlers/life in Northern Illinois/the Midwest culture and native Americans. The setting along... More 

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