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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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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.

Aaron Lewis: Frayed At Both Ends, The Acoustic Tour
Aaron Lewis: Frayed At Both Ends, The Acoustic Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 17, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Aaron Lewis: Frayed At Both Ends, The Acoustic Tour February 17, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Anastasia at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Anastasia at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
May 09, 2022 (Monday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Anastasia May 09, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM


Cats at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Cats at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 26, 2022 (Wednesday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Cats January 26, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood- Live!
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood- Live! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 02, 2022 (Wednesday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood- Live! March 02, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 6:30PM

Iliza: Back In Action Tour
Iliza: Back In Action Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 24, 2022 (Thursday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Iliza: Back In Action Tour March 24, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Jerrod Niemann at District at District
Jerrod Niemann at District at District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 18, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Jerrod Niemann at District December 18, 2021 at District in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Jo Koy - Funny Is Funny World Tour
Jo Koy - Funny Is Funny World Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Apr 29, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Jo Koy - Funny Is Funny World Tour April 29, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Leanne Morgan at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Leanne Morgan at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Apr 01, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Leanne Morgan April 01, 2022 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Lindsey Stirling - Christmas Program 2021
Lindsey Stirling - Christmas Program 2021 things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 07, 2021 (Tuesday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Lindsey Stirling - Christmas Program 2021 December 07, 2021 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Myspace Emo Prom with Taking Back EMO at District
Myspace Emo Prom with Taking Back EMO at District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 07, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Myspace Emo Prom with Taking Back EMO January 07, 2022 at District in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves
Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Dec 31, 2021 (Friday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves December 31, 2021 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 6:00PM

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves
Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 07, 2022 (Friday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves January 07, 2022 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves
Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 17, 2022 (Monday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves January 17, 2022 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 1:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Rockford


Baymont by Wyndham Freeport
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Freeport
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Red Roof Inn & Suites - Dekalb
Guest Score:
From $54 / night.


Free Internet.
Riverview Inn & Suites Ascend Hotel Collection
Guest Score:
From $109 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.

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.

Spring Visit Rockford in the summerSummer Visit Rockford in the fallFall Winter


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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