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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815-229-9390
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Rockford
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well as the other buildings, sculptures and strolling paths.
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A must see place when your in the Rockford area. I took my whole family last month ages 2 years old to 18 years old and everybody had a good time. It is about 12 acre of award winning landscapes. It is so calm and tranquil over there. My favorite area is the "Garden of Reflection" beetle traps hang over... More

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Stillman Valley, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The garden is so pretty! We enjoyed the ponds and the plants. Great place to take pictures. This is a quiet place, so children need to keep it down in order to allow others to enjoy the space. My ad/hd kids were able to understand and the keep it down for about an hour. We love it!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

nice place to visit. would recommend checking out the music in the park on tues evenings. you can enjoy the music while you walk around. its small but VERY well manicured.

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Dekalb
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was quite pleasantly surprised with Anderson's Japanese Garden. From the moment I walked into the gift shop I felt comfortable. You can't take food or drinks other then water into the garden so we ate our lunch on their patio which was nice. We had a lot planned for this day trip and our stop at the gardens proved... More

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ROCKFORD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

You have too step out of your suburban mediocrity and step into the beautiful world of Rockford Illinois. Once internationally known for its precision manufacturing and design industries Rockford like many American industrial cities have evolved or gone through a metamorphosis process. Anderson Gardens is a result of the Metamorphosis. The city takes great pride in its trees, gardens, and... More

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Sara H, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back again soon! More

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I really enjoyed touring this garden, we went during late summer, so there weren't very many flowers bloomed, but there were plenty of waterfalls and great scenery. I do not live here, but if I did I would have wanted my wedding here.

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Sara H, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us recently. We are open through October so we hope to see you again soon! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

this is place is serene and beautiful but i did not find amazing. It was interesting for nature lover. bathroom was very clean and overall they maintained very well

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Sara H, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us during your recent visit! We hope you can join us again soon! More

Countryside, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Peaceful is the word that best describes this Jewel of the Midwest. The fact that it is located in Illinois is a plus. I have visited numerous Japanese Gardens in Japan as well as in the US and this ranks as among one of the "Best Kept" and growing. This is my third visit and I recommend it to everyone... More

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Albinorobin, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us! We hope to see you in the gardens again soon! More

Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some friends suggested we visit the Japanese Gardens in Rockford last Saturday. We have lived in Chicago all our lives and have never heard of this place. What a wonderful surprise. We spent two hours strolling the grounds and enjoying the peaceful environment. We will visit again

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Albinorobin, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us! We hope to see you in the gardens again soon! More

Tucson
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved this beautiful place! A wonderful afternoon spent with family here. Very relaxing and peaceful local. The creek is so pretty.

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Albinorobin, Manager at Anderson Japanese Gardens, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us! We hope to see you again soon! More

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