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A Great Day in Rockford

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Tour de North End Bike Festival
August 02, 2014 - August 02, 2014
Times: Saturday - 12:00pm registration / 5:00-5:30pm redeem passport tickets / 6:00pm music / 8:00pm movie
Rockford's original bike festival and neighborhood ride, featuring Rockford's North End businesses, returns for its fourth year. Over 700 cyclists are expected to turn out for an afternoon of fun and bike riding. There'll be lots of prizes and giveaways, but only one lucky person will take home a 20...
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Pack up the car, gather the kids, and motor on to Rockford. We've got fun for the whole troop!

Is it zooming down a slide at the one of nation's largest public water parks that trips your trigger? Or, maybe you'd rather join the NASCAR racing buffs any weekend during the summer? Or, how about cheering on our championship water ski team at a free performance? How does a visit with Jane, a 65 million year old T. rex sound? She was found in the Badlands of Montana and is one of the most significant dinosaur finds in the history of paleontology. All this and more is waiting for you and your family. Plan your visit now!

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B & B Park Bowl
(815) 633-8824
5626 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park, IL 61111

A walk-in-everyone-knows-you bowling center with eight lanes, the latest equipment and a friendly bar.... MORE INFO

Burpee Museum of Natural History

Burpee Museum of Natural History
(815) 965-3433
737 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

The award-winning exhibit, Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur, explores the history of the young T. rex skeleton found by Burpee Museum researchers in the badl... MORE INFO

Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld

Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld
(815) 969-4069
4150 N. Perryville Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Located near the I-90 tollway at Riverside Boulevard and Perryville Road, the Carlson Ice Arena features a 200 x 85 feet ice rink with seating for 600... MORE INFO

Cherry Bowl

Cherry Bowl
(815) 332-9595
7171 Cherryvale North Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61112

Cherry Bowl features 32 bowling lanes with Brunswick scoring, and Shooters East, a full service bar with daily food and drink specials and live music.... MORE INFO

Children's Theater Project/Youth Theater Project

Children's Theater Project/Youth Theater Project
PO Box 8258
Rockford, IL 61126

Children's Theater Project creates a "play with music" based on works of Broadway musicals adapted for children, TV musicals and shows from Musical Th... MORE INFO

Clubhouse Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor

Clubhouse Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor
(815) 623-8008
5689 Elevator Rd.
Roscoe, IL 61073

Whether you call it miniature golf, mini-putt, or mini-golf, we've got a great course to challenge your skills!  Take advantage of Specials ... MORE INFO

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum
(815) 963-6769
711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Experience a world of hands-on investigation and fun-filled exploration at this children's museum with more than 250 hands-on art and science exhibits... MORE INFO

Don Carter Lanes

Don Carter Lanes
(815) 399-0314
4007 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Northern Illinois' largest bowling facility with 42 lanes. Host of many regional, state and national tournaments.... MORE INFO

Forest City Queen Riverboat

Forest City Queen Riverboat
(815) 987-8894
324 N. Madison St.
Rockford, IL 61107

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 ... MORE INFO

Forest Hills Lanes

Forest Hills Lanes
(815) 654-3900
7742 Forest Hills Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Modern bowling center with 24 lanes, 4 adjacent softball diamonds and Shooter's North Bar.... MORE INFO

Historic Auto Attractions

Historic Auto Attractions
(815) 389-7917
13825 Metric Dr.
Roscoe, IL 61073

More than just a display of historic automobiles, it's a journey through time! Over 75 historic autos displayed in 36,000 sq. ft., including the world... MORE INFO

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
(815) 965-8146
2715 S. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61102

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees. There’s beauty in every season from fragr... MORE INFO

Larsen's Landing Outfitters

Larsen's Landing Outfitters
(815) 505-3466
1951 New Milford School Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109

Located in Southeast Rockford, Larsen's Landing is a 30-acre wilderness area with wooded hiking paths along 1/2 mile of river frontage. Two open field... MORE INFO

Laser Quest

Laser Quest
(815) 227-9090
293 Executive Pkwy
Rockford, IL 61107

Live action laser tag at its best! Laser Quest combines the games of tag and hide-and-seek with a high-tech twist. Parties, church groups, corporate e... MORE INFO

Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre and Children's Farm

Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre and Children's Farm
(815) 987-8809
5201 Safford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61101

Forty acres of woods and meadows for riders eight years old and up; trail rides--excellent for first-time or occasional riders--offered on weekends. A... MORE INFO

Magic Waters Waterpark

Magic Waters Waterpark
(815) 966-2442
7820 Cherryvale North Blvd.
Cherry Valley, IL 61016

Magic Waters Waterpark is WAVES OF FUN! Rockford Park District operates this family-friendly waterpark with high standards for safety, cleanliness, an... MORE INFO

Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum
(815) 397-9112
6799 Guilford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

The museum campus consists of a Victorian village with 26 historical buildings filled with artifacts of the era as well as several beautiful 19th cent... MORE INFO

Millennium Raceway

Millennium Raceway
(815) 332-3444
7282 Cherryvale North Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61112

Millennium Raceway offers slot car racing as well as four outdoor, remote control tracks. Unique family fun offering racing as well as a video arcade,... MORE INFO

Monkey Joe's Parties & Play

Monkey Joe's Parties & Play
(815) 399-5637
6663 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Monkey Joe's has an indoor playground with inflatable jump equipment where kids can play throughout the week or host a birthday party. Includes an inf... MORE INFO

NickelWorld

NickelWorld
(815) 877-2771
3321 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Family Amusement Center with more than 78 free and five-cent games; 40 redemption games dispense tickets to redeem for prizes; 30 video games and nove... MORE INFO

Park Lanes Bowling Center

Park Lanes Bowling Center
(815) 877-6051
5318 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Bowling center with 32 new lanes with the latest scoring equipment for both league and recreational bowlers. All lanes are equipped with bumper rails-... MORE INFO

Pearl Lake

Pearl Lake
(815) 389-1479
1220 Dearborn Ave.
South Beloit, IL 61080

Pearl Lake has a large sand beach with plenty of room for sunning and a gently sloping bottom for safe and enjoyable swimming. Clearly marked, roped s... MORE INFO

Pecatonica Prairie Path & Bike Trail
(888) 851-1559
314 Main St.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

An 18-mile long biking, hiking and nature trail extending from Illinois route 75 and River Road, east of Freeport, to the Village of Winnebago. It pas... MORE INFO

Race Em R/C
(815) 986-3819
765 Research Parkway
Rockford, IL 61109

Race Em R/C is an off road radio controlled indoor racing track that offers all skill levels and ages a chance at having some great fun! Located in Z&... MORE INFO

Riverview Ice House

Riverview Ice House
(815) 963-7408
324 N. Madison St.
Rockford, IL 61107

Many Olympic, national and regional skating stars have trained here. This year-round ice skating facility offers twin rinks. Figure skating, hockey, b... MORE INFO

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