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Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. The Apple River Fort was the site of an important battle during the Black Hawk War. It was the only fort attacked by Black Hawk during the turbulent summer of 1832. On June 24, 1832, the settlers at the fort turned back an attack by some 200

Elizabeth, IL Forts

Timber Ridge Gardens

Meander through perennial nursery and 15 acres of display gardens. 800 hosta varieties, 2500 perennial, grass, tree and shrub varieties.

Elizabeth, IL Gardens

Long Hollow Tower & Scenic Overlook

Location includes picnic tables, shelters, restrooms. Climb the lookout tower for a spectacular view of Jo Daviess County'

Elizabeth, IL Scenic Views


Things to do Gardens near Elizabeth, IL

Timber Ridge Gardens

Meander through perennial nursery and 15 acres of display gardens. 800 hosta varieties, 2500 perennial, grass, tree and shrub...

Long's Garden

Walk-through gardens, many 15-20 years old. Nursery selling 170 different ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs. ...

Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises, Inc. Happy Trails

Happy Trails is situated on 5 acres with walking paths, water gardens, a green house, 5 hole miniture golf, swings, and garde...

Sinnissippi Gardens, Greenhouse, Lagoon & Recreation Trail

A take-off point for the 10-mile Rock River Recreation Path, this riverside park features annual gardens, a floral clock plan...

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford's 12-acre, "pond-strolling" Japanese garden is acclaimed as one of the top two authentic gardens outside of Japan. P...