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Rockford Tourism and Sightseeing
Illinois' Rockford Region is just a hop, skip and jump from Chicago's hustle and bustle - in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois. When it comes to size, we're a Big City. When it comes to low-cost, no-hassle things to do, we're a Small Town. Best of all, you'll find Real, Original experiences you won't find anywhere else.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Rockford Art Museum
Rockford Art Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,500 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists. Gift store. Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,500 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists.


Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

You'll be awe-struck by the natural beauty and serenity of Anderson Japanese Gardens, ranked the top Japanese garden in North America.

Burpee Museum of Natural History
Burpee Museum of Natural History Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

The award-winning exhibit, Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur, explores the history of the young T. rex skeleton found by Burpee researchers in the badlands of Montana, called one of the ten most important dinosaur discoveries in the past 100 years.

Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA


Coronado Performing Arts Center
Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Shopping in Rockford, IL USA

This ornate movie palace and vaudeville hall is a example of an atmospheric-style theater with gilded Spanish castles, Italian villas and Chinese dragons in relief on the sides and a starry false sky. Hosts performing arts groups and traveling shows. An ornate movie palace and vaudeville hall built in 1927 for $1.5 million and restored and renovated in 2000 for $18.5 million.


Ethnic Heritage Museum
Ethnic Heritage Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Six nationalities that helped shape the cultural region are represented in this home museum, built in 1850. Galleries: African American, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Hispanic. Six nationalities that helped shape the cultural region are represented in this home museum, built in 1850.

Klehm Arboretum
Klehm Arboretum
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Tour this 155-acre "living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees with a guide or on your own. A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum plus many secondary, chipped trails. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre "living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens this tropical setting includes an 11,000 square foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures. Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest.

Spring Into New Museum Exhibits
Spring Into New Museum Exhibits things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Six Ethnic Galleries display cultural exhibits!


Tinker Swiss Cottage
Tinker Swiss Cottage things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

A rare example of Victorian exotic architecture, this 1865 Swiss cottage, was built by early Rockford industrialist and Rockford mayor Robert Tinker.

Big Church Night Out at BMO Harris Bank Center
Big Church Night Out at BMO Harris Bank Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Dec 08, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Big Church Night Out December 08, 2017 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Boy Band Review at The District
Boy Band Review at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Christmas Weekend, Dec 23, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Boy Band Review December 23, 2017 at The District in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Brian Regan at Egyptian Theater
Brian Regan at Egyptian Theater things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 23, 2018 (Friday) Theater event in DeKalb, IL USA

Brian Regan March 23, 2018 at Egyptian Theater in DeKalb, IL 8:00PM

Dancing With The Stars: Live! - Light Up The Night
Dancing With The Stars: Live! - Light Up The Night things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 06, 2018 (Tuesday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Dancing With The Stars: Live! - Light Up The Night February 06, 2018 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Disney in concert: Music Around the World
Disney in concert: Music Around the World things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
May 19, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Disney in concert: Music Around the World May 19, 2018 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Get the Led Out at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Get the Led Out at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 01, 2018 (Thursday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Get the Led Out March 01, 2018 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Home Free at Egyptian Theatre - Dekalb
Home Free at Egyptian Theatre - Dekalb things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Dec 08, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in DeKalb, IL USA

Home Free December 08, 2017 at Egyptian Theatre - Dekalb in Dekalb, IL 8:00PM

IHSA Football Championships at NIU Huskie Stadium
IHSA Football Championships at NIU Huskie Stadium things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 25, 2017 (Saturday) Sports event in DeKalb, IL USA

IHSA Football Championships November 25, 2017 at NIU Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL 10:00AM

IHSA Football Championships at NIU Huskie Stadium
IHSA Football Championships at NIU Huskie Stadium things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 24, 2017 (Friday) Sports event in DeKalb, IL USA

IHSA Football Championships November 24, 2017 at NIU Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL 10:00AM

Infinity at The District
Infinity at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 06, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Infinity January 06, 2018 at The District in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Rockford


Candlewood Suites Rockford
Guest Score:
From $93 / night.


Hampton Inn Freeport
Guest Score:
From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hilton Garden Inn Rockford
Guest Score:
From $135 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Rockford Residence Inn By Marriott
Guest Score:
From $159 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Staybridge Suites Rockford
Guest Score:
From $120 / night.



Best Time to Visit Rockford


The best time to visit Rockford is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Rockford


Month Low Avg High
January 10.8 19.0 27.2
February 16.3 24.7 33.0
March 26.7 36.1 45.5
April 36.8 47.9 59.1
May 47.9 59.6 71.2
June 57.6 68.8 79.9
July 62.6 72.9 83.1
August 60.9 70.9 80.9
September 51.8 62.8 73.9
October 40.1 51.0 61.8
November 29.0 37.2 45.5
December 16.9 24.4 32.0

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