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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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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


 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.

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.


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.


Chili Cookoff at The District
Chili Cookoff at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Oct 19, 2019 (Saturday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Chili Cookoff October 19, 2019 at The District in Rockford, IL 11:00AM

Colin Mochrie And Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless
Colin Mochrie And Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 14, 2020 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Colin Mochrie And Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless March 14, 2020 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Get The Led Out at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Get The Led Out at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Oct 19, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Get The Led Out October 19, 2019 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Jim Brickman at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Jim Brickman at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Dec 13, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Jim Brickman December 13, 2019 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

Joe Bonamassa at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Joe Bonamassa at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Mar 09, 2020 (Monday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Joe Bonamassa March 09, 2020 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Mo Pitney at The District
Mo Pitney at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Tomorrow, Aug 24, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Mo Pitney August 24, 2019 at The District in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

National Ballet of Odessa Swan Lake
National Ballet of Odessa Swan Lake things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 25, 2020 (Saturday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

National Ballet of Odessa Swan Lake January 25, 2020 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 27, 2020 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

One Night Of Queen March 27, 2020 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Rockford IceHogs vs. Belleville Senators
Rockford IceHogs vs. Belleville Senators things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 20, 2020 (Monday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Rockford IceHogs vs. Belleville Senators January 20, 2020 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 1:00PM

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves
Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 29, 2019 (Friday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves November 29, 2019 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
Apr 03, 2020 (Friday) Sports event in Rockford, IL USA

Rockford IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves April 03, 2020 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

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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

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