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



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.

 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.


Rockford Rage Roller Derby v Dubuque Bomb Squad
Rockford Rage Roller Derby v Dubuque Bomb Squad things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Sport in Rockford, IL USA

Flat Track Roller Derby The Rockford Rage are bringing derby back to Rockford! Join us Saturday, May 12th for our second game at the UW Health Sports Factory as we take on Dubuque Bomb Squad Roller Derby. Doors open at 6:00 PM, game starts at 6:30 PM.

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.

A Night With The Pimps at The District
A Night With The Pimps at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 12, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

A Night With The Pimps December 12, 2020 at The District in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Bert Kreischer- The Berty Boy World Tour
Bert Kreischer- The Berty Boy World Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 26, 2021 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Bert Kreischer- The Berty Boy World Tour March 26, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM


Blue Man Group North American Tour
Blue Man Group North American Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
May 19, 2021 (Wednesday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Blue Man Group North American Tour May 19, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Blue Man Group North American Tour
Blue Man Group North American Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Blue Man Group North American Tour May 18, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

One Night Of Queen at Coronado Performing Arts Center
One Night Of Queen at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 28, 2021 (Sunday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

One Night Of Queen March 28, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

The Fab Four - Beatles Tribute
The Fab Four - Beatles Tribute things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Aug 28, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

The Fab Four - Beatles Tribute August 28, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Trapt at The District
Trapt at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Weekend, Nov 07, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Trapt November 07, 2020 at The District in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Waitress (Touring) at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Waitress (Touring) at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 22, 2021 (Monday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Waitress (Touring) March 22, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!
Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!
Visitor Bureau in Rockford, IL USA

Enjoy family fun and culture in Rockford Rockford, Illinois, is filled with unique attractions that can't be experienced anywhere else. From Jane, the world's most complete juvenile T.Rex, to the number one Japanese Garden in North America, Rockford is full of originals.

Baymont By Wyndham Dekalb
Baymont By Wyndham Dekalb
Hotel in DeKalb, IL USA
Currently as low as $58.49/night!

Rooms with free Wi-Fi a complimentary continental breakfast an indoor pool and a gym draw guests to Baymont Inn and Suites DeKalb. The 53 smoking and non-smoking rooms at three-story Baymont Inn and Suites welcome guests with free Wi-Fi and cable TVs. Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Baymont By Wyndham Freeport
Baymont By Wyndham Freeport
Hotel in Freeport, IL USA
Currently as low as $88.20/night!

Our guests can look forward to a free continental breakfast in-room Wi-Fi and an indoor pool and hot tub at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Freeport. The three-story Baymont has 64 rooms equipped with microwaves refrigerators and coffeemakers. Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Baymont By Wyndham Harvard
Baymont By Wyndham Harvard
Hotel in Harvard, IL USA
Currently as low as $55.24/night!

Our guests choose the Baymont by Wyndham in Harvard for its large indoor swimming pool free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. The two-story Heritage Inn has 57 rooms equipped with coffeemakers free Wi-Fi. Indoor Pool.

Baymont By Wyndham Rockford
Baymont By Wyndham Rockford
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $71.95/night!

Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi and an indoor pool draw guests to the non-smoking Baymont by Wyndham Rockford. The four-story Baymont has 87 non-smoking rooms all with coffeemakers free Wi-Fi premium cable TV and mini-fridges. Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Rockford


Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Sycamore Il
Guest Score:
From $94 / night.


Hampton Inn Dekalb (near The University)
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Freeport
Guest Score:
From $107 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Staybridge Suites Rockford Hotel
Guest Score:
From $134 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

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

Rockford Visitor Bureau


Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!

Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!





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