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

Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,500 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists. Gift store. Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,500 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists.


Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

You'll be awe-struck by the natural beauty and serenity of Anderson Japanese Gardens, ranked the top Japanese garden in North America.

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


Coronado Performing Arts Center
Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Shopping in Rockford, IL USA

This ornate movie palace and vaudeville hall is a example of an atmospheric-style theater with gilded Spanish castles, Italian villas and Chinese dragons in relief on the sides and a starry false sky. Hosts performing arts groups and traveling shows. An ornate movie palace and vaudeville hall built in 1927 for $1.5 million and restored and renovated in 2000 for $18.5 million.


Erlander Home Museum
Erlander Home Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

The cultural centerpiece of Rockford's Swedish-ancestry community, Erlander Home Museum has many artifacts recalling Swedish immigration to northern Illinois. The cultural centerpiece of Rockford's Swedish-ancestry community, Erlander Home Museum is located in Rockford's first brick home, built by John and IngaStina Erlander family in 1871.

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.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens this tropical setting includes an 11,000 square foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures. Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest.


Spring Into New Museum Exhibits
Spring Into New Museum Exhibits things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Six Ethnic Galleries display cultural exhibits!

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.

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.

AMC Market Square 10
AMC Market Square 10 things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Movie Cinema in DeKalb, IL USA


Baymont Inn & Suites Rockford
Baymont Inn & Suites Rockford
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $46.71/night!

Free continental breakfast free Wi-Fi an indoor pool and CoCoKey Water Resort a quarter-mile away are the bee's knees for our guests at Baymont Inn & Suites Rockford. The four-story Baymont has 87 rooms all with coffee/tea makers free Wi-Fi and premium cable TV. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Baymont Inn And Suites Dekalb
Baymont Inn And Suites Dekalb
Hotel in DeKalb, IL USA
Currently as low as $69.99/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. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed.

Baymont Inn And Suites Freeport
Baymont Inn And Suites Freeport
Hotel in Freeport, IL USA
Currently as low as $75.65/night!

Priceline 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. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Candlewood Suites Rockford
Candlewood Suites Rockford
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $92.99/night!

Priceline guests at the Candlewood Suites are surrounded by gardens and forest but are still close to downtown Rockford and enjoy fully equipped kitchens and spacious rooms. Pets Allowed.

Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort
Resort in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $75.00/night!

Complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast mix with a European-style vibe and a year-round pool at the non-smoking Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Clock Tower Resort
Clock Tower Resort
Resort in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $96.62/night!

Located in Lyford Clock Tower Resort is a perfect starting point from which to explore Rockford (IL). The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Clock Tower Resort. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool,Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Pets Allowed.

Comfort Inn Rockford
Comfort Inn Rockford
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $52.00/night!

Free hot breakfast free Wi-Fi an indoor pool and Magic Waters/CoCo Key two miles away indulge our guests at Comfort Inn Rockford which also has in-room microwaves and mini-fridges. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Rockford


Candlewood Suites Rockford
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From $93 / night.


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Sycamore
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From $118 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Rockford
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From $84 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Rockford Residence Inn By Marriott
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From $179 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Staybridge Suites Rockford
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From $120 / night.



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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Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!

Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!





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