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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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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.

A Night With The Pimps at The District
A Night With The Pimps at The District things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 12, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Rockford, IL USA

A Night With The Pimps December 12, 2020 at The District in Rockford, IL 7:00PM

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.


Baymont by Wyndham Freeport
Baymont by Wyndham Freeport
Hotel in Freeport, IL USA
Currently as low as $98.00/night!

Winneshiek Playhouse is 5 minutesGÇÖ drive from this hotel in Freeport Illinois. An indoor pool hot tub and fitness centre are available. Guest rooms include cable TV with the HBO movie channel. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed.

Days Inn by Wyndham Rockford
Days Inn by Wyndham Rockford
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $50.96/night!

Ideally located off Interstate 90 in Rockford Illinois guests at the hotel can enjoy a number of modern amenities as well as the hotel's convenient location close to several area attractions. Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed.

Ethnic Heritage Museum
Ethnic Heritage Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Holiday Traditions to see in Six Ethnic Galleries

Hampton Inn Freeport
Hampton Inn Freeport
Hotel in Freeport, IL USA
Currently as low as $98.11/night!

Situated in the heart of Freeport town centre this restored historic building is within walking distance to a variety of points of interest and provides comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Restaurant.

Red Roof Inn & Suites - Dekalb
Red Roof Inn & Suites - Dekalb
Hotel in DeKalb, IL USA
Currently as low as $53.54/night!

Seconds from Northern Illinois University and near the centre of DeKalb this Illinois hotel offers comfortable guestrooms and a number of thoughtful amenities including free wireless internet. Free Internet,Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed.

Red Roof Inn & Suites - Dekalb
Red Roof Inn & Suites - Dekalb
Hotel in DeKalb, IL USA
Currently as low as $53.54/night!

Seconds from Northern Illinois University and near the centre of DeKalb this Illinois hotel offers comfortable guestrooms and a number of thoughtful amenities including free wireless internet. Free Internet,Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed.

Riverview Inn & Suites Ascend Hotel Collection
Riverview Inn & Suites Ascend Hotel Collection
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $109.00/night!

Overlooking the scenic Rock River and 5 miles from Rockford city centre this European-style hotel features a heated indoor pool. Free WiFi is available in every room. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Pets Allowed.

Rode Way Inn
Rode Way Inn
Hotel in Rockford, IL USA
Currently as low as $60.00/night!

Quality Lodge is located in Rockford. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. Extras include fresh bed linens. At Quality Lodge you will find a 24-hour front desk. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.


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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.

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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

Rockford Visitor Bureau


Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!

Visit Real, Original Rockford, IL!





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