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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 - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Anderson Japanese Gardens in Beautiful, genuine 'four-season-city Rockford , IL. You'll think you are in Japan.......really!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Claudia C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Beautiful, genuine 'four-season-city Rockford , IL. You'll think you are in Japan.......really!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Anderson gardens are the most beautiful, authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Take a few hours to browse the gardens, waterfall and lovely paths. If possible take in a tea ceremony in the Tea House.

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2 Thank elaine d
Rockford, IL, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a tremendous garden with easy access from Route 90. There is a new restaurant on the grounds that offers excellent variety and food. We visit often.

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1 Thank Ronald G
Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are a wonderful place to relax, take photographs, and learn about the culture. I would definitely go back and spend more time wandering.

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1 Thank Jennifer K
Streamwood, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need to lower your blood pressure this is the place to be. It may not be as large as other gardens but it more beautiful than most.

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1 Thank 103renev
Rockford Il
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with your family. Beautiful waterfall, trees and plants. Nice place for weddings. Excellant place to take nature pictures!! Fall is so pretty at the gardens with all the color.

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1 Thank Lori P
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't be mad you visited Anderson Gardens. It is beautiful, scenic, and peaceful. We went in the fall and the colors were amazing against a bright blue sky.

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1 Thank kmiller1969
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat it is to see the gardens. I have also gone to see the summer concerts which are wonderful It is a beautiful place a retreat it's easy to forget the city is outside . Can't wait till spring to go back. I also enjoy the gift shop I love their insence that they have there.

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1 Thank Stacy Anne W
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Anderson Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful places on God's green earth. It is a must see upon visiting the great City of Rockford, Illinois

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rockford, ill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

One of the top Japanese Gardens in the country. Never disappointing here. Gorgeous plants, trees, flowers, waterfall, walkways. Great entertainment options throughout the year as well.

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