- 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
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5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60173 MoreLess Info
Offering seating for 11,800 individuals, the Sears Centre Arena is a multipurpose entertainment complex that is host to a number of different events. These include concerts, theater shows, and a variety of sporting events throughout the year.
This ski resort's hills are ideal for the beginner or intermediate skier. There is lodging available and other amenities include shops, dinning, equipment servicing and rentals, group packages, wedding and banquet options, golf, and ski and ride lessons.
Featuring ingredients and beers produced locally in Wisconsin, Paddy Coughlin's Pub offers visitors live music and dinner with a special gluten free menu. The pub has a meeting room upstairs that visitors can rent free of charge.
Filled with interactive displays, Bartlett Nature Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the native plant and animal life in the region. The center has reptiles, insects, stuffed animals, bones, and informative posters on display.
A 3,400-acre preserve, the James 'Pate' Philip State Park aims to preserve and protect its diverse Illinois ecosystem. The park is a mixture of prairie, marshes and forest and features a visitor center with educational exhibits.
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112 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL 60010 MoreLess Info
A museum of musical history and curiosities, the Sanfilippo Place de La Musique maintains collections of music boxes, phonographs, calliopes, coin operated pianos, and other musical artifacts. In all, it houses the largest collection of automatic instruments in the world.
For fans of larger than life movies, the Randall 16 Theaters offers films on their famous IMAX screen. Also available is a wide selection of feature titles on traditional, state of the art movie screens and a full service snack and drink bar.
Wheeler Park is a park featuring an 18-hole disc golf course. The course is known to be rather challenging due to the large number of trees that must be maneuvered around. The park also maintains a playground and picnic areas.