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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Phone Number: 815-229-9390
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Rockford
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well as the other buildings...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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Roscoe, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Anderson garden is beautiful. So many flowers, plants and trees. Senior discount.. Nice gift shop. Clerks are friendly and willing to answer question.i would recommend anyone to visit.0

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Galena, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had a client in Rockford that liked to meet here. I haven't been to such a place expect on the west coast. Well worth adding to a vacation trip or a weekend romantic stop. If I lived in Rockford I would volunteer to work here if possible.

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you have a couple of hours to spare while in Rockford, this affordable experience is a must! The beautiful, well kept gardens are so inviting. If you're a student, bring your student ID for a discount as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have been there today and unfortunately I find out that they are closed. I wonder how come they show on the web that they are open. I'm very disappointed.

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Rockford, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've seen several Japanese gardens all over the world and it is no surprise that this is one of the top rated gardens in the world. Allow plenty of time to stroll around the ponds. Or try Music in the Gardens on a warm summer night.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This peaceful beauty is tucked away in the middle of bustling Rockford, but when your there, you couldn't feel farther away. The gorgeous landscape and flowers are outdone only by the serene pond filled with koi. This is an unbelievable value for an incredible, calming experience.

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Rockford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous. This is a great walk and the scenery is very pretty. Unfortunately I feel that the food is a little bit pricey.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's amazing that a place like this exists locally! When I visited, it felt like I was no longer in Rockford. It's simply beautiful. Tucked away from the outside world is beautiful trees, flowers, a couple of large ponds and what feels like a small adventure! Open year round it's nice to go for the different seasons, fall and spring... More 

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bring a book and enjoy the serenity. Two large ponds, lots of fun fish, wandering paths, fabulous landscaping! Pack a picnic or try the local fare on Tuesdays for Music in the Gardens. A treasure of Rockford.

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Rockford, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Filled with waterfalls,ponds and exotic varieties of plants, trees, flowers and Japanese architecture, this a national gem not to be missed.

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