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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815-229-9390
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place to visit and stroll the grounds. Not a ton of action, more of a zen like, relaxing setting. Loud children are probably not appreciated.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful gem hidden in Rockford. Tuesday nights in the summer, there is great music. Great for a large gathering; can get catering. Miss the restaurant; was a great site looking out at the garden any season.

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Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Anderson Japanese Gardens is a Rockford, Il jewel. It is 14 acres of beauty and very peaceful. The garden has Japanese plants along with water falls & ponds. The master gardeners are from Japan. On Tuesday evenings during the summer that have music in the gardens bringing in local musical groups. Its a must visit.

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Rockford,IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

One mans passion reaches fruition in this prime example of the Japenese garde True to genre and beautiful

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Take some time from your bustle to enjoy some quiet solitude in a truly special escape setting. We live a half-mile from this & spend most of our Summer weekends out-of-town. We experienced this special place after a wedding there & were truly thrilled. Visit this when you can take time to 'smell the roses'; you'll be glad you did........

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tons of awesome scenery plants, waterfalls, and flowers. Very relaxed atmosphere. A good place to take amazing pictures.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Anderson Japanese Gardens are absolutely beautiful, be sure to bring your camera. You can stroll the grounds and see ornamental Japanese plants and flowering trees. The spring is stunning with blooms and the fall a treat for your eyes ~ color galore. The gardens are not very stroller or wheelchair friendly as the paths are rocky. A great value for... More

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illinois
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We got here on their last day in the fall and the colors were simply breathtaking! The grounds are beautiful, the staff was very friendly and helpful. They did tell us, though, that they are very packed during the summertime.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of Rockford's brightest treasures! Share it with your out of town company. Call ahead and request a guided tour, so worth the trip.

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Rockford, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is why you come to Rockford. The gardens are beautiful any time of the year. Tranquil and serene even though just outside their gates lies fast paced roads and a another world. What's missing is a restaurant overlooking the gardens. There have been several attempts and for some reason none have stuck. Its a beautiful site and space for... More

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