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Sinnissippi Park

1300 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107
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Ranked #4 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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Eagle River, Alaska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Born and raised in Rockford--and back for a visit 34 years later to find the place just as good, and better, than I remembered. So glad to see the city continues to care for this gem.

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sinnissippi Park, and the bike path, is full of gardens, greenery, and plush scenery. In my experience, it is one of the greenest parks in Rockford. It is hilly, which means great biking and walking. You'll find many locals there enjoying all of what the park and the bike path have to offer!

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the band shell where they have music a couple night a week during the summer and Imagination Station for kids on Wednesday afternoons.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This pack dates back decades, bring back many wonderful memories. Maintenance and improvements have keep it contemporary with today's activities.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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226 attraction reviews
599 helpful votes 599 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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