- 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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Key Quest - Rockford Rockford MoreLess Info
Escape room features multiple levels and a wide variety of puzzles to solve
96% 562 votes
318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
Take a tour or spend an afternoon strolling through the meticulously maintained Anderson Japanese Gardens. Experience authentic Japanese cultural heritage among the fountains, ponds, and seating areas.
95% 248 votes
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.
96% 72 votes
314 North Main Street, Rockford, IL MoreLess Info
Performances from legends like Frank Sinatra and George Gershwin and a complete renovation to its former glory make Coronado Performing Arts Center worth a visit.
93% 69 votes
2715 S. Main St, Rockford, IL 61102 MoreLess Info
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.
90% 125 votes
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.
90% 80 votes
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.
90% 106 votes
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.
88% 52 votes
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.
84% 43 votes
6555 Lexus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107 MoreLess Info
With an attentive and highly trained team, Weis Morris SaySpa Salon offers its visitors a relaxing and invigorating time. In includes all the services needed to making e person feel good about its body.