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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.

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour!
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Father's Day, Jun 16, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! June 16, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 2:00PM

Bluey's Big Play at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Bluey's Big Play at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jul 16, 2024 (Tuesday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Bluey's Big Play July 16, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 6:00PM

Bluey's Big Play at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Bluey's Big Play at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jul 17, 2024 (Wednesday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Bluey's Big Play July 17, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 6:00PM


Brad Williams: Tour '24 at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Brad Williams: Tour '24 at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, May 17, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Brad Williams: Tour '24 May 17, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks
Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
This Weekend, Apr 19, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks April 19, 2024 at District Bar and Grill in Rockford, IL 9:00PM

Filth at District at District Bar and Grill
Filth at District at District Bar and Grill things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, May 30, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Filth at District May 30, 2024 at District Bar and Grill in Rockford, IL 6:00PM

Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, May 10, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue May 10, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Hairball at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Hairball at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
This Weekend, Apr 19, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Hairball April 19, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Josh Gates at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Josh Gates at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jun 01, 2024 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Josh Gates June 01, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Judy Collins at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Judy Collins at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, May 03, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Judy Collins May 03, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts 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

Kevin James: Owls Don't Walk
Kevin James: Owls Don't Walk things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jun 14, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Kevin James: Owls Don't Walk June 14, 2024 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Nate Bargatze at BMO Center
Nate Bargatze at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, May 17, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Nate Bargatze May 17, 2024 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour
Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Veteran's Day Weekend, Nov 10, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour November 10, 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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