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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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Dekalb
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a trip you'd love to add to your trip. I would suggest that if you are looking for flowers, early Spring (and then I'd call ahead to make certain). I have to believe the Fall could also bring a lot of color. Otherwise, it a tranquil spot to wander thru. It is definitely set up as a Traditional... 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. While the gardens are beautiful anytime of the year, indeed our spring and fall display is splendid. We hope you are able to join us again soon! More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is definitely worth a stop. The gardens are beautiful and it is so well done. It reminded me a little bit of touring the Emperor's palace In Tokyo. Two hours is enough to enjoy the place. We were there during the week so It was not crowded. It's am easy walk, really it's an easy stroll.

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

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

Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the Anderson Japanese Gardens. $8 per person to get in with $1 off if you have a military ID. Beautiful scenery and relaxing. Coi pond with waterfalls, lots of plants and trees, tea house, guest house, pagodas, benches, etc. If you enjoy nature I would recommend making a stop here. Took about 2 hours to walk through and... More

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

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