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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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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: Gardens; Parks
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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
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Burpee Museum of Natural History
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Attraction type: 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 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Price: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Marc's Fusion Cafe
Marc's Fusion Cafe
Ranked #2 of 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Thai Hut
Thai Hut
Ranked #3 of 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Lino's
Lino's
Ranked #4 of 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Price: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Five Forks Market
Five Forks Market
Ranked #5 of 316 Restaurants in Rockford
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rockford - Loves Park
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rockford - Loves Park
$83 - $132
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Loves Park
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BEST WESTERN Legacy Inn & Suites Beloit/South Beloit
2.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Legacy Inn & Suites Beloit/South Beloit
$83 - $123
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in South Beloit
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Rockford
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Rockford
$84 - $152
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Rockford
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Rockford
$90 - $138
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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Courtyard Rockford
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Rockford
$89 - $158
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Rockford
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