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Rockford, Illinois

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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

Bengt Sjostrom Theatre & Studio Theatre

Newly renovated, stunning open-air theater with retractable roof, home to Starlight Theatre, the area's oldest summer theatre, and to RVC'

Rockford, IL Theatres

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

An example of exotic Victorian architecture, Robert Tinker's 1865 Swiss "cottage" has ornate woodwork, sculptures and family furnishings; the new Visitor Center is a replica of the original barn; newly restored suspension footbridge;

Rockford, IL Museums

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 near Rockford, IL

Valley View Model Railroad

Model trains are in operation on a detailed scenic railroad. Experience the glory days of mainline railroading....

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

An example of exotic Victorian architecture, Robert Tinker's 1865 Swiss "cottage" has ornate woodwork, sculptures and family ...

Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre

Located on the campus of Highland Community College, Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre features a variety of fine arts programming i...

Tampico Area Historical Museum

The Museum of Tampico area features schools, agriculture, prominent families and businesses and includes newspapers, funeral ...