Real. Original. Rockford. Illinois, USA
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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.

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season: Summer, Fall
times:Public rides June-August:
Thursday (departing from Nicholas Conservatory) 12pm-8pm departing on the hour
Friday (departing from Riverview Park) 2pm-5pm departing on the hour
Saturday (departing from Riverview Park) 12pm-4pm departing on the hour
Sunday (departing from Trolley Station) 1pm-4pm departing on the hour

Fall Season:
September-Mid-October - Saturday and Sunday 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
cost:Public hourly ride fees range from $3.50 to $5, depending on age and residency; Group rates available.
Attraction Amenities
Handicap Accessibility:Yes

Fun Facts

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