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Fall in love with Rockford by visiting or attending these LOVELY Rockford Region locations and events, chosen by the RACVB staff!
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PaleoFest 2015 - Burpee Museum of Natural History
March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Recurring daily
Times: Saturday and Sunday - Museum hours 10:00am-5:00pm - Visit website for full event schedule
In association with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, PaleoFest 2015 focuses on the Triassic and Jurassic time periods--"The Beginning of Dinosaurs and the Origin of the Modern World." This year's event is a symposium, presenting over 20 renowned speakers, exclusive p...

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Things To Do in Rockford, IL

Get ready for some serious reading. This is a long list!

When one thinks of l-o-n-g reads, War & Peace usually comes to mind. Well, now you can add our "Things to Do" to your list. Great family museums like Burpee Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center Museum. Or maybe a tour through Anderson Japanese Garden, one of the top Japanese gardens in North America. If you really want to know what's going on in the Rockford Region, then visit our Calendar of Events, too. That'll really keep you busy for a while. You see, chances are you'll run out of time during your visit long before you run out of things to do. In case you work up an appetite doing all this reading, don't forget to visit our dining page to plan a visit to one of our amazing restaurants!


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Riverfront Museum Park

Riverfront Museum Park
(815) 972-2800
711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Arts and humanities complex housing Discovery Center Museum, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Dance Company office and studies, Northern Illinois Public ... MORE INFO

Rockford Art Museum

Rockford Art Museum
(815) 968-2787
711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Rockford Art Museum has been enriching the quality of life in the Rockford Region since 1913 through a permanent collection, frequent exhibitions and ... MORE INFO

Rockford Auto Museum
518 Walnut St.
Rockford, IL 61104

The Rockford Auto Museum features a collection of muscle cars, including Camaros, GTOs and Mustangs. There are more than 25 cars on display from the 6... MORE INFO

Rockton Township Historical Society Museum

Rockton Township Historical Society Museum
(815) 624-8200
529 Green St.
Rockton, IL 61072

"I remember that," "Grandma had one of those." These are comments made by visitors to the Rockton Township HIstorical Society museum. Learn more about... MORE INFO

St. Mary's Church Grotto
(815) 965-5971
518 Elm St.
Rockford, IL 61102

People from everywhere come to St. Mary's Grotto to meditate and pray in its dimly lighted, cool, rock-like setting. The Grotto is modeled after the S... MORE INFO

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
(815) 964-2424
411 Kent St.
Rockford, IL 61102

Tinker Swiss Cottage is a historic house museum located in the heart of Rockford, Illinois. The museum complex contains the historic house museum, bar... MORE INFO

Veterans Memorial Hall

Veterans Memorial Hall
(815) 969-1999
211 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61101

Dedicated in 1903 in ceremonies that included a speech by Teddy Roosevelt, Memorial Hall is a tribute to Rockford citizens who have served in the Arme... MORE INFO

Vintage Spokes Motorcycle Museum

Vintage Spokes Motorcycle Museum
(815) 877-2453
4560 Shepherd Trail
Rockford, IL 61103

Vintage Spokes Museum opened in the fall of 2006. It was a private collection of motorcycles and memorabilia that is now open to the public. The colle... MORE INFO

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