- Our list of the best things to do in Rockford, Illinois, features the top 69 nearby activities — including 29 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Rockford, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Rockford, IL , followed by 45 popular activities in nearby cities, including Beloit, Loves Park, Cherry Valley, Belvidere, Oregon, De Kalb, Lake Geneva and Janesville
Created as a living museum, the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre park, featuring gardens, fountains, and sculptures. A perfect location for hiking or biking the trails, there is a children's garden and facilities for weddings and private parties.
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1354 North 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is a botanical garden featuring over 11,000 sq ft. of plant exhibition. Water fountains and falls, a pedestrian bridge, patios, walkways and seating areas set the stage for beautiful tropical plants and featured events.
89% 123 votes
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.
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.
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.