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Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Phone Number: 815-229-9390
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well...
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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Fun family morning

I was surprised that my boys and their friends enjoyed it. We all had a great time! Several waterfalls, a tortoise, and lots of koi were found there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I was surprised that my boys and their friends enjoyed it. We all had a great time! Several waterfalls, a tortoise, and lots of koi were found there.

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Chicago IL - USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is an incredible example of Japanese Gardens, and a very special place to visit and share the experience with nature.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This a lovely experience with nature's beauty everywhere you look. Take the time to come down and explore!

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Anderson Gardens is a wonderful, peaceful place to visit alone or with friends or family. A stroll through their lush garden with towering trees and tranquil waterfalls will relax you after a hard day's work. They also now have a restaurant on premises for breakfast or lunch. It's a treasure for Rockford! Whether you live in Rockford or are just... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to Anderson Japanese Gardens on many occasions. Although it is surrounded by the city, it is magically serene. It is a great place to come and just relax. meditate or think about the day. A true treasure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One would never guess that one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in the United States is located in an urban, residential (quite lovely area by the way) mid-sized city in Northern Illinois. Plan on spending a good two to three hours or more enjoying the magnificent gardens, buildings, ponds, bridges, waterfall, koi, and plentiful areas to sit and reflect.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When you head to the desk after you enter to pay for your admission and get your map, also pick up some fish food (especially if you kids with you). In fact, think about getting a couple bags. The entire place is focused around these two large ponds that are filled with fish and they are always hungry. It's so... More 

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Rockford, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I enjoyed the serenity of the gardens - the colors - the choices - the fragrance - everything about it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been wanting to visit this garden for some time and it did not disappoint. It is beautiful and lovely to behold. There are many picturesque spots and places to sit and reflect. It was very green as we just missed the spring flowers and irises. Definitely worth the extra dollar for a small bag of koi food to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A nature lover dream walk if you enjoy being in this type of environment and away from the fast pace city life of cars, planes, trains and concrete.

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Additional Information about Anderson Japanese Gardens

Address: Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Phone Number: 815-229-9390
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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