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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.


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.

AFROMAN at District (General Admission)
AFROMAN at District (General Admission) things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 16, 2023 (Thursday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

AFROMAN at District (General Admission) March 16, 2023 at District Bar and Grill in Rockford, IL 6:00PM

Afroman at District (Meet & Greet) at District Bar and Grill
Afroman at District (Meet & Greet) at District Bar and Grill things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 16, 2023 (Thursday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Afroman at District (Meet & Greet) March 16, 2023 at District Bar and Grill in Rockford, IL 6:00PM


Bert Kreischer: Tops Off World Tour at BMO Center
Bert Kreischer: Tops Off World Tour at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 26, 2023 (Sunday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Bert Kreischer: Tops Off World Tour March 26, 2023 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Feb 26, 2023 (Sunday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour February 26, 2023 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 2:00PM

Buddy Guy at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Buddy Guy at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Presidents' Day Weekend, Feb 17, 2023 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Buddy Guy February 17, 2023 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Hairball at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Hairball at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Feb 24, 2023 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Hairball February 24, 2023 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at BMO Center
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 03, 2023 (Friday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party March 03, 2023 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at BMO Center
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 04, 2023 (Saturday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party March 04, 2023 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at BMO Center
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 05, 2023 (Sunday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party March 05, 2023 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 2:30PM

Madagascar the Musical at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Madagascar the Musical at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Apr 13, 2023 (Thursday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Madagascar the Musical April 13, 2023 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Nielsen Chorale & RSO Present - Carmina Burana
Nielsen Chorale & RSO Present - Carmina Burana things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mothers Day Weekend, May 13, 2023 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Nielsen Chorale & RSO Present - Carmina Burana May 13, 2023 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 12, 2023 (Sunday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band March 12, 2023 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Old Dominion: No Bad Vibes Tour at BMO Center
Old Dominion: No Bad Vibes Tour at BMO Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Weekend, Feb 10, 2023 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Old Dominion: No Bad Vibes Tour February 10, 2023 at BMO Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

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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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