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Things to Do in Rockford

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  • beckyberry822
    Little Falls, NJ229 contributions
    Stopped here on our roadtrip back to Delaware from Minnesota.

    The garden is very green with various Japanese decor. There are some water falls and ponds with Koi. There were some beautiful flowers blooming!

    A very nice garden to take a stroll through. It’s rather shaded with various trees to make it rather enjoyable to walk through in the summer as this is when I visited!
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • SalfromIL
    Cave Creek, AZ1,044 contributions
    It's a beautiful park and gardens along the Rock. While the gardens and lagoon have been around for decades, the addition of the conservatory added to its appeal.

    It sits next to a walking path along the river. It's a great way to spend some time wondering around in a beautiful place.
    Written June 7, 2023
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  • Louise B
    6 contributions
    Carol was an outstanding docent. Her knowledge of the house, the Laurents and Frank Lloyd Wright made the tour well worth the price. While the house had Christmas decorations they were not the essence of this December tour. Don't wait until December for this tour.
    Written December 29, 2023
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  • Dave K
    1 contribution
    Went to the annual WW2 days. My son and I have been going for years. Great re-enactments and cool equipment. Highly recommended.
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • Ellen B
    Hortonville, WI722 contributions
    Our grandchildren really enjoyed our trip to the discovery museum today. There are creative & fun activities for kids of all ages. Our littles enjoyed the simulated tornado, the water table, the electric circuit activity, the bicycle watt generator, the “lift you pulley,” the little car assembly area, the race car, & the construction crane. In other words, there’s something for everyone!
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • SalfromIL
    Cave Creek, AZ1,044 contributions
    A Rockford treasure. From the time I was young, this was our favorite park. As golfers, we always chose the picnic tables above the sixth hole. There were plenty of tables for larger groups and a grill for cooking breakfast or lunch items. It gave us a nice view of the downhill par 3. We could pass the time critiquing players swings.

    And if there was music at the bandshell, it was a nice place to listen away from the crowd.
    Written June 7, 2023
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  • Jace M
    Marshall, WI26 contributions
    Amazing treasure in Rockford, IL! 64 years old and this was the first time I saw a full-sized dinosaur. The museum's displays are very well done. A lot larger than what I was expecting.
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • Gregory H
    West Frankfort, IL3 contributions
    Beautiful and tranquil....great place to explore and the children’s garden is perfect! Will definitely go back.
    Written June 13, 2021
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  • LostInTime
    Pittsburgh, PA11,709 contributions
    This market wasn’t huge. It was mostly all fruits and vegetables. My kids and I walked through it in about thirty minutes. It’s a pleasant way to spend a morning.
    Written July 11, 2023
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  • Travel J
    Lemont, IL28 contributions
    The library is so lovely, the attention to detail just remarkable. It was so interesting steping back in time to see a Victorian home. The home is well cared for, and the items very interesting. Our tour guide was very informative and happy to answer questions. So glad we went here. The suspension bridge is fun to cross, never was on one before. The grounds are well maintained. It was nice to hear the family history, and to see items used back them. Definitely worth touring.
    Written November 6, 2021
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  • MJMadisonwi
    Madison, WI56 contributions
    We took our 11 year old granddaughters and they just loved it! They both got up on the first try, which is something that had not happened when we tried wake boarding at a different park. I wish I could remember the name of the teacher for the girls, but I can't. He was so patient. The best thing was he had a plan. He moved from the simpler things to do gradually to the next stage. I only wish we could have gone there a couple of days in a row. I'll bet they could have done the actual course with a few more lessons. I cannot recommend this place more highly.
    Written July 10, 2023
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  • lizakq
    Naguabo1,137 contributions
    Visited here to see Chicago in concert, the theater is gorgeous. Sound was great. Staff helpful. My only regret is not had visited during the day. There is garage parking right across the street.
    Written November 1, 2021
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