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Back in time

It was like traveling back in time. Very magical. What a simple life people must have lived was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carla H
Wonderful history

Enjoyed spending several hours here. The museum is laid out very well. Enjoyed learning the history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gloria S
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➢ Midway Village Museum is situated on 13 acres of the beautiful grounds which offers visitors the opportunities to learn about life as it was in the late 1890s-1910s. The grounds include 26 structures which create the Village and heritage gardens...more
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6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was like traveling back in time. Very magical. What a simple life people must have lived was back in the day. Highly recommend it if you are a history buff. I enjoyed my time there.

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed spending several hours here. The museum is laid out very well. Enjoyed learning the history of the area. Loved the sock monkey display and history, remember having one when I was a kid that my grandma made. Interesting display on the ladies softball team....More

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Here's a great place to take the family, go as a couple or even go alone for an interesting, informative and fascinating museum and grounds. There's lots to see, so plan to spend some time and enjoy the buildings, as well as the museum filled...More

1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is a gem. This historical village offers insight into, not only Rockford beginnings/economy/businesses, but life in general in the 1800's. It's a nice setting, the 'residents' are awesome...this is a great place to visit for all ages.

Thank J M
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This is an annual event fundraiser for the museum. This was the third annual eating experience including cultural food, dance and historical perspectives of cultures native to Rockford. We love going to this and have attended it twice. Everything Midway Village does is done excellently....More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Went there today. We didn't have enough time to go through the museum and the midway village. I did see the dollhouses. The tour guide was very informative that took us through the village. I think there may have been more houses but the guide...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

What a little gem! Midway Village is a great step back in time. It is a wonderful collection of building and artifacts. They also produce excellent re-enactments in the summer. Definitely worth the time.

1  Thank bclarke292
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We visited this museum in January. I think at other times of the year, there is a lot to see outside, but it was covered in snow! There are exhibits here on the history of Rockford including the sock monkey company and the Rockford peaches...More

1  Thank kmw1991
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

This nature place has a great paved walk, run, bike path. Open all year round. Closes at dark. Wonderful museum with historic town. Late summer they host one of the largest WWII days every year. They have many activities all year round celebrating holidays too....More

1  Thank Ed P
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The WWII reenactment was well worth the effort. The passion some of the "reenactors" portrayed was inspiring and historically accurate. It takes a good day to see everything including the bulwarks, trenches, period vehicles, armament and performers in period clothing. Consider attending next year.The noise...More

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Response from 991th0mash | Reviewed this property |
There is not a restaurant, but a snack shop that has some sandwiches, chips, drinks and I'm not sure they are open year round. There are many nice places within a mile in any direction of Midway Village.
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