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Rockford, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

Midway Village & Museum Center

Midway Village represents a late 19th Century village with 26 buildings on 137 acres. Permanent indoor exhibits on area heritage, aviation & history are in the museum. Special events include a WW II re-enactment, Sock Monkey and Scarecrow Harvest Festivals. 1.2

Rockford, IL Museums

Ethnic Heritage Museum

The Ethnic Heritage Museum is an 1850's house dedicated to depicting the roles six ethnic groups played in area history:

Rockford, IL Ethnic Heritage

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

Things to do near Rockford, IL

Stockton Historical Museum

Located downtown in a restored 1890s building, the Stockton Historical Museum presents Stockton's history of the Chicago Grea...

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...

Lincoln The Debater Statue

The famous Lincoln The Debater Statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago and was presented to Freeport at the 71st a...

Garnhart's Oliver Museum

Explore the largest Oliver Hart-Parr collection in the midwest, including farm toys, advertising and collectibles dating back...