Attractions and Upcoming Events

Burpee Museum of Natural History

Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life with three floors of exhibits. After four years of preparation, Jane is now on display as the centerpiece of a new exhibit at Burpee Museum - Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur

Rockford, IL Museums

Coronado Theatre

The Coronado Theatre is a fantastically ornate movie palace and Vaudeville hall built in 1927 and restored in 2000. The Coronado hosted legends of show business, the Marx Brothers and Milton Berle. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Coronado showed its first "talkie,"

Rockford, IL Historic Theatres

Rockford Art Museum

The Rockford Art Museum is Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago, with a permanent collection of 19th and 20

Rockford, IL Arts

New American Theater

Professional regional theater at its best, with comedies, dramas and musicals by professional actors and guest stars. Annual holiday production. Matinee and evening performances on the 282-seat thrust-style mainstage and 90-seat secondstage.

Rockford, IL Theatres

NickelWorld, Inc.

Family amusement center with more than 78 free and five-cent games; 40 redemption games dispense tickets to redeem for prizes; 30 video and novelty games. Area provided for waiting parents;

Rockford, IL Fun Centers

Things to do Excursions near Rockford, IL

Forest City Queen at Riverview Park

Excursion boat with variety of crusies on the Rock River: sightseeing, dinner, pizza, water ski shows....

Country Memory Trail

The Country Memory Trail offers a look into the history of Northern Boone County. Ride aboard a horse drawn wagon, enjoy the ...

Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train

All aboard the antique steam train, as a 36-ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red ...

Stagecoach Trails Livery

Authentic stagecoach rides complete with draft horses. Also available: wagon train trips, chuck wagon dinners, hayrides and s...

Pride of Oregon

Authentic paddlewheel boats. 102 feet of elegance and charm. 150-passenger vessel docked at Maxson Riverside Restaurant....