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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

Labyrinth Meditation Garden

This quiet place is for healing, reflection, prayer and meditation. The site has a walking labyrinth, an ornamental grass berm, shade garden, two sunny perennial gardens, vine-covered arbors and benches. A "finger labyrinth"

Rockford, IL Gardens

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of 1999 Illinois Conductor of the Year Steven Larson, presents concerts, an opera, pops and kinderkonzerts throughout the season. Peformances are held at Coronado Theatre, 314

Rockford, IL Performing Arts Centers


Things to do Gardens near Rockford, IL

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...

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. ...

Jane Addams International Peace Garden

Jane Addams International Peace Garden honors Rockford College alumna and Nobel laureate, Jane Addams. Located at Fisher Chap...

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...