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Rockford
Boasting 20,000 acres of green space, numerous golf courses, four rivers and the verdant Rock Cut State Park, Rockford is a haven for the outdoor adventurist. Tee off at the Aldeen Golf Club or relax in the splendor of the Anderson Japanese Gardens. In cooler weather, warm up at the vaudevillian Coronado Theater or visit Jane the T-Rex at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Learn of the history of the area at Midway Village and Museum Center, a living museum with pioneer village and exhibits.

All things to do » Things to do

Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens
This 12-acre Japanese garden includes a Guest House and Tea House as well as the other buildings, sculptures and strolling paths.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
Owner description: Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The facility is the third largest conservatory in... more Owner description: Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The facility is the third largest conservatory in Illinois, offering an 11,000-square-foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting.The beauty continues outdoors with the Eclipse Lagoon, complete with two fountains, waterfalls, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the Sinnissippi Rose Garden. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Sinnissippi Park
Sinnissippi Park
On the banks of the Rock River, this park includes beautiful gardens and a popular jogging, walking and nature path.
Attraction type: Parks; Gardens
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House
Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House
Owner description: The Laurent House in Rockford, IL is the only building ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a person with a disability. Wright considered the home one of the best 35 works of... more Owner description: The Laurent House in Rockford, IL is the only building ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a person with a disability. Wright considered the home one of the best 35 works of his career. This single-story Usonian home is both functional and beautiful, decades ahead of ADA requirements. The home features a solar hemicycle footprint, patio, fishpond, carport, and outdoor connectivity to nature. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Social Urban Bar and Restaurant
Social Urban Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 329 Restaurants in Rockford
Price: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations
Abreo Restaurant
Abreo Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 329 Restaurants in Rockford
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Marc's Fusion Cafe
Marc's Fusion Cafe
Ranked #3 of 329 Restaurants in Rockford
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Vito's Ristorante
Vito's Ristorante
Ranked #4 of 329 Restaurants in Rockford
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Stockholm Inn
Stockholm Inn
Ranked #5 of 329 Restaurants in Rockford
Cuisines: American, European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Rockford
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Rockford
$55 - $106
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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BEST WESTERN Legacy Inn & Suites Beloit-South Beloit
2.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Legacy Inn & Suites Beloit-South Beloit
$94 - $132
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in South Beloit
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Fairfield Inn & Suites Rockford
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Rockford
$101 - $169
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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Hampton Inn Rockford
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Rockford
$99 - $179
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford
3.0 of 5
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford
$112 - $201
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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