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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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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


 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.

90s Dance Party at The District
90s Dance Party at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 26, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

90s Dance Party January 26, 2019 at The District in Rockford, IL 9:00PM

A Grateful Dead Experience at The District
A Grateful Dead Experience at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Dec 28, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

A Grateful Dead Experience December 28, 2018 at The District in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Boy Band Review at The District
Boy Band Review at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 18, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Boy Band Review January 18, 2019 at The District in Rockford, IL 9:00PM

Casting Crowns-Only Jesus Tour at BMO Harris Bank Center
Casting Crowns-Only Jesus Tour at BMO Harris Bank Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Apr 09, 2019 (Tuesday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Casting Crowns-Only Jesus Tour April 09, 2019 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Emo Prom at The District
Emo Prom at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Next Month, Dec 15, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Emo Prom December 15, 2018 at The District in Rockford, IL 9:00PM

Hairbangers Ball at The District
Hairbangers Ball at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 23, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Hairbangers Ball November 23, 2018 at The District in Rockford, IL 9:00PM

Iliza: Elder Millennial at Coronado Performing Arts Center
Iliza: Elder Millennial at Coronado Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Apr 18, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Iliza: Elder Millennial April 18, 2019 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Kane Brown: Live Forever Tour at BMO Harris Bank Center
Kane Brown: Live Forever Tour at BMO Harris Bank Center things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Feb 15, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Kane Brown: Live Forever Tour February 15, 2019 at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

Kansas-Point of Know Return
Kansas-Point of Know Return things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
May 10, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

Kansas-Point of Know Return May 10, 2019 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 8:00PM

Million Dollar Quartet (Touring)
Million Dollar Quartet (Touring) things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Jan 17, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Rockford, IL USA

Million Dollar Quartet (Touring) January 17, 2019 at Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL 7:30PM

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Best Places to Stay in Rockford


Candlewood Suites Rockford
Guest Score:
From $95 / night.


Free Internet.
Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Sycamore Il
Guest Score:
From $80 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Dekalb (near The University)
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Staybridge Suites Rockford
Guest Score:
From $130 / night.


Free Internet.

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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