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Sinnissippi Park

1300 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Rockford
Type: Parks, Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: On the banks of the Rock River, this park includes beautiful gardens and a popular jogging, walking and nature path.
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English first
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a nice river park in Rockford. It is nice to walk the promenade and on occations there is this small hot dog stand who sells the best chili dogs I have ever had.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a very well conceived park on the east shore of the Rock River. It has a beautiful walking and biking trail along the river with many benches along the way to sit a peacefully watch the river roll past. Within this park is the Nicholas Conservatory as well as the trolley and Forest City Queen boat ride.

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Davis Junction, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I frequent the Sinnissippi River walk about two-four times a week for the great pathways. Definitely a nice place to go in the daytime. Path is lined with benches, picnic tables and a couple small docks so if you want to walk long distances you can take breaks if need be. Depending on where you park you are close enough... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews 331 reviews
226 attraction reviews
594 helpful votes 594 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

PROS: Beautiful rose garden by the Nicholas Conservatory; flower clock by the rose gardens; Rockford’s Symbol sculpture – at the time we visited, they had graffiti exhibits around it. Relaxing walking path beside the Rock River. CONS: none.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

First impression was this place was clean and colorful. We did not go inside the green house since we came during the summer hot day and some of the Tripadvisor's reviewers said the inside was humid. The garden outside was really pretty. There were statues, small waterfalls and fountains, small path around the garden and a pond with ducks swimming.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great place to relax and it's free.. You can do boat or people watching,jogging , biking etc. I went on a Saturday afternoon, to relax and reflect on The Lord of the Sabbath, and while doing that I saw 3 wedding parties taking pictures in the beautiful gardens. Just go and see for youself and make you own experience

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Rockford, Illinois
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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Neat place - about $7 per person to get into the greenhouse. It's a tropical greenhouse, so it is pretty humid inside. But they have tons of neat plants - with labeled signs - telling you what they are and where from. Self guided - if you go at a normal pace it would take you about a half hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

this was a good park to relax in .do some fishing feed some ducks.they really have a wonderful lighting Christmas displays from a lot of places.

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

my favorite path to rollerblade..next to rock river. Conservatory there also. Some statues. peaceful beautiful and friendly people.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Nice for walks and summer concerts. Good food and bath facilities at the concert area. Kids loved the playground. I hiked through the lovely forests over the highway to the river walk. A great day!

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