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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 Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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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


 Ethnic Heritage Museum/Graham Ginestra House
Ethnic Heritage Museum/Graham Ginestra House things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Six Ethnic Galleries and Historic Graham Ginestra House ETHNIC HERITAGE MUSEUM and GRAHAM-GINESTRA HOUSE ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS Registration: Ethnic Heritage Museum Welcome Center 1129 So. Main St. Rockford, Illinois 61101 Hours: Sundays 2-4 p.m. Call 815 962-7402 to schedule a docent guided group tour other week days.

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.


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.

Alice Cooper at BMO Center
Alice Cooper at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Aug 07, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Alice Cooper August 07, 2024 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Beethoven's 9th at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Beethoven's 9th at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
May 10, 2025 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Beethoven's 9th May 10, 2025 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Brad Paisley at Hard Rock Live Rockford
Brad Paisley at Hard Rock Live Rockford things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Labor Day Weekend, Sep 01, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Brad Paisley September 01, 2024 at Hard Rock Live Rockford in Rockford, IL 7:00PM


Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 06, 2025 (Thursday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal February 06, 2025 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 07, 2025 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal February 07, 2025 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 08, 2025 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal February 08, 2025 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 09, 2025 (Sunday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal February 09, 2025 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 1:00PM

Ellis Island: Dream of America
Ellis Island: Dream of America things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 08, 2025 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Ellis Island: Dream of America March 08, 2025 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes
Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Nov 01, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes November 01, 2024 at Hard Rock Live Rockford in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at Hard Rock Live Rockford
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at Hard Rock Live Rockford things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Labor Day Weekend, Aug 31, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts August 31, 2024 at Hard Rock Live Rockford in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Joe Gatto: Let's Get Into It - Featuring Mark Jigarjian
Joe Gatto: Let's Get Into It - Featuring Mark Jigarjian things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Sep 12, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Joe Gatto: Let's Get Into It - Featuring Mark Jigarjian September 12, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Judas Priest at BMO Center
Judas Priest at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Sep 27, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Judas Priest September 27, 2024 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Kansas at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Kansas at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Nov 01, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Kansas November 01, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Killers of Kill Tony at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Killers of Kill Tony at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Oct 19, 2024 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Killers of Kill Tony October 19, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

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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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