Things to Do with Kids in Rockford, IL

  • TripBuzz found 59 things to do with kids in or near Rockford, Illinois, including 39 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beloit, Loves Park, Cherry Valley and Belvidere.
  • From Discovery Center Museum to Skateland, the Rockford area offers 82 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, History Museums, Gardens and Parks.
  • Located on the banks of the Rock River, the city of Rockford, Illinois is the states third largest city. Settled in the mid-1800's, the area was once an industrial area and is now a thriving commercial and residential community that also offers many tourist attractions. The most popular attractions being those of cultural and historical importance such as the local museums and historic theatres.
  • TripBuzz found 59 things to do with kids in or near Rockford, Illinois, including 39 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beloit, Loves Park, Cherry Valley and Belvidere.
  • From Discovery Center Museum to Skateland, the Rockford area offers 82 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, History Museums, Gardens and Parks.
  • Located on the banks of the Rock River, the city of Rockford, Illinois is the states third largest city. Settled in the mid-1800's, the area was once an industrial area and is now a thriving commercial and residential community that also offers many tourist attractions. The most popular attractions being those of cultural and historical importance such as the local museums and historic theatres.
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Laser Quest 293 Executive Parkway, Rockford, IL MoreLess Info
Players navigate a multilevel arena with fog and technology while music pumps them up and laser beams fly from every direction
0.4 Miles
95% 248 votes
Children's Museums 711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL MoreLess Info
The Discovery Center Museum combines playing and learning, with the aid of its more than 250 hands-on exhibits. Special events can be programmed in here, all around the year.
4.9 Miles
78% 18 votes
Skating Rinks 4843 Stenstrom Rd, Rockford, IL MoreLess Info
Skateland is home to many fast-paced games such as skating and hockey. Birthday parties can be hosted here and your kid will have a fun time with all their friends on their happiest day.
3.0 Miles
67% 18 votes
Bowling 4007 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 MoreLess Info
Don Carter Lanes is a nice place for bowling enthusiasts. They have a variety of leagues to choose from - adapted for different ages, as well as a nice bar and an arcade.
1.5 Miles
100% 1 votes
Ice Skating 1401 N 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
Featuring designated public skating hours, Carlson Artic Ice Arena offers visitors a 185 foot long ice arena that hosts both youth and adult hockey programs. The arena also hosts freestyle figure skating sessions.
0.1 Miles
57% 7 votes
Sports Stadiums (Professional) 300 Elm Street, Rockford, IL 61101 MoreLess Info
Home to the Rockford IceHogs, BMO Harris Bank Center provides an ice arena to watch competitive hockey games. The arenas also hosts events from circuses, live music, auto sports activities, and comedians.
6.7 Miles
22% 199 votes
Water Parks 7801 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 MoreLess Info
Any time of the year is perfect for the CoCo Key Water Resort, a 60,000 square feet indoor water park. Perfect for birthday parties or family getaway, the park features rides on the lazy river, water slides, cabanas, and large arcade.
0.5 Miles
89% 123 votes
Natural History Museums 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 MoreLess Info
Burpee Museum of Natural History exhibits over 70,000 specimens from the Paleontology, Anthropology, Geology and Biology domains. The children's favorite attractions are, of course, the dinosaurs, with Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops in the lead.
1.7 Miles
90% 80 votes
Parks 1300 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
Sinnissippi Park is located on the banks of the Rock River and features hiking, biking or walking paths among beautiful gardens. Spend the day exploring sculptures, having a picnic or enjoying a concert at the band shell.
5.7 Miles
90% 106 votes
History Museums 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
Step back into life at the turn of the 20th century with a visit to Midway Village & Museum Center. The village features 24 buildings, several museums and special events are held throughout the year.
0.7 Miles
88% 52 votes
History Museums 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL MoreLess Info
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens is a veritable time capsule of life in the Victorian era. Worth a visit to see one of the few remaining Swiss-style homes left in the United States and a leisurely stroll through the gardens.
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