Real. Original. Rockford. Illinois, USA
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Temperature: 19º

Forest City Queen Riverboat

  • 324 N. Madison St.
  • Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone: (815) 987-8894
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The Forest City Queen gives you an up close and personal glimpse of some of the most stately homes gracing the banks of the Rock River. You will hear about Rockford's humble beginnings on the Rock River and its continuing influence today.

A variety of cruise options are available, from hourly narration tours, private rentals, Ski Broncs performances, to elegant dining and lunch cruises.

The Forest City Queen is wheelchair accessible.

  • General
    times:Visit the website for Specialty Tours and Charters

    2015 Tour Schedule, River Tours

    Summer Season: May 30 - September 6, 2015
    -Mondays: 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
    -Wednesdays: 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
    -*Thursdays: 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM
    -Fridays: 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM
    -Saturdays: 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
    -Sundays: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
    *Thursday rides depart from Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

    Fall Season: September 12 - October 10, 2015
    (no cruises October 11 due to Head of the Rock Regatta)
    -Saturdays: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM
    -Sundays: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM
    season: Summer, Fall
    cost:Public hourly ride fees range from $1 to $8, depending on age and residency; Group rates available.

    Fun Facts

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