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Step back in time

This is a great place to wander and step back in time. It is a well put together and maintained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northern Illinois
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A wonderful walk around the village.

This place is very interesting to visit year around. They have many interesting events like the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Marie N
Rockford, Illinois
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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
6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2613
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to wander and step back in time. It is a well put together and maintained village. It is a great asset to the area. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is very interesting to visit year around. They have many interesting events like the Victorian Holiday Celebration in December.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marie N
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I had intended to quickly call into this museum, have a squiz at the Rockford Peaches display and leave, but there is so much great stuff to see here! The staff are super friendly and knowledgable and the displays are in-depth and really interesting. Rockford...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndoBeatts
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It has so much to offer. The front building is a museum of Rockford's history. The next building is full of all kinds of doll house's from every county. And the back property is a complete replica of a village from the 1800's. Stores and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joy P
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Carla H
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 991th0mash
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.