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Burpee Museum - New Year Around the World
December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Times: Wednesday 1:00pm
Join us for this annual family celebration to welcome the arrival of the New Year. On each hour, participants can welcome the New Year as it occurs around the globe. Families can make a variety of traditional New Year crafts from around the world and see displays of items from other countries, inclu...
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Winnebago County has one of the best park and forest preserve systems in Illinois with thousands of acres of natural areas, recreational areas, lakes, rivers and forests to explore. From watching migratory birds being banded to boating at Rock Cut State Park, you're sure to find all the outdoor experiences you could wish for.

 

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Alpine Hills Adventure Park & Golf Center
4402 Larson Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108

The 52-acre adventure park and golf center will feature year-round activities for all ages.Zip Rockford - Now open - If you are looking for a daring ... MORE INFO

Alpine Pool - Rockford Park District

Alpine Pool - Rockford Park District
(815) 987-8804
4301 Newburg Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Alpine Pool has an "L" shaped pool ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet deep, a diving well with two drop slides and a one meter diving board, and a wading ... MORE INFO

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens
815-229-9390
318 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Anderson Japanese Gardens has been named one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine since 2004. Inspired b... MORE INFO

Atwood Center

Atwood Center
(815) 874-7576
2685 New Milford School Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109

Historic Seth B. Atwood Park, commonly referred to as Atwood, encompasses woodland, prairie, river, and marsh habitats. It contains 334 acres of land ... MORE INFO

Canine Corners Dog Park - Elliot Park

Canine Corners Dog Park - Elliot Park
(815) 987-8800
S. Lyford and Mill Roads
Rockford, IL 61108

Canine Corners Dog Parks are great places to let your dog off the leash to run, play, and socialize.These parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk,... MORE INFO

Canine Corners Dog Park - Olson Park

Canine Corners Dog Park - Olson Park
(815) 987-8800
7901 Harlem Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Canine Corners Dog Parks are great places to let your dog off the leash to run, play, and socialize.These parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk,... MORE INFO

Canine Corners Dog Park - Searls Park

Canine Corners Dog Park - Searls Park
(815) 987-8800
4950 Safford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61101

Canine Corners Dog Parks are great places to let your dog off the leash to run, play, and socialize.These parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk,... MORE INFO

Churchill Park Skatepark

Churchill Park Skatepark
(815) 987-8800
2002 7th Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104

Churchill Park Skate Park was initially built in response to neighborhood needs. The skate park grew in popularity, and organizers determined a more p... MORE INFO

Curran's Orchard

Curran's Orchard
(815) 963-7848
6385 Kilburn Ave.
Rockford, IL 61101

If you prefer apples raised without a lot of chemicals, Curran's Orchard is the place to find them. More than a dozen varieties, pre-picked or you-pic... MORE INFO

Davis Park at Founders Landing

Davis Park at Founders Landing
(815) 968-5600
320 S. Wyman St.
Rockford, IL 61101

Bordered by the Rock River and two major streets in downtown Rockford, Davis Park at Founders Landing marks the site where Rockford's cultural and ind... MORE INFO

Edwards Apple Orchard West
(815) 963-2261
8218 Cemetery Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

The orchard is located in the rolling hills of scenic Northwest Winnebago County and features apples, cider, pumpkins, raspberries, dairy barn store a... MORE INFO

Elliot Park Skatepark

Elliot Park Skatepark
(815) 987-8800
1000 Mill Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Designed with beginners to advanced skaters in mind, this 17,000 square-foot skate park includes: a manual pad, fun box, Jersey barriers, half-pipes, ... MORE INFO

Farmers Market -  Edgebrook

Farmers Market - Edgebrook
(815) 398-8957
1639 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Sample the area's best seasonal Farmers Market. Local farmers display their highest quality vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants.... MORE INFO

Farmers Market - HCC Realty
(815) 398-3350
1240 S. Alpine Rd.
Newburg Rd. entrance
Rockford, IL 61108

Featuring a variety of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more.... MORE INFO

Farmers Market - North End Commons

Farmers Market - North End Commons
(815) 963-6838
1416 N. Main St.
Parking lot in rear
Rockford, IL 61103

Purchase fresh seasonal produce, cut flowers, plants, bakery items, local honey, local canola oil, handmade soaps and creams, and herbs. Jin Shin Do A... MORE INFO

Farmers Market - Pecatonica
Main St. and 4th St.
Pecatonica, IL 61083

This small market features local growers specializing in fresh produce, flowers, honey and baked goods. Located in the municipal parking lot on the co... MORE INFO

Farmers Market - Winnebago
(815) 335-7617
Main St. and Benton St.
Winnebago Village Park
Winnebago, IL 61088

Locally grown produce and plants, home baked goods and crafts.... 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 Preserves of Winnebago County

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
(815) 877-6100
5500 Northrock Dr.
Rockford, IL 61103

There are 41 individual forest preserves for the purpose of protecting the natural beauty of Winnebago County, as well as for education and recreation... MORE INFO

Guilford Tennis Center
(815) 987-8807
5702 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61114

The Guilford Tennis Center, a 14-court tennis facility with windscreens and lights for evening play, is ready for some outstanding tennis action each ... MORE INFO

Harkins Aquatic Center

Harkins Aquatic Center
(815) 987-8805
910 Acorn St.
Rockford, IL 61101

Harkins Aquatic Center features a leisure pool with zero depth entry, open swim and lap lanes, and a maximum depth of four feet. It also features a wa... MORE INFO

Keith's Christmas Trees

Keith's Christmas Trees
(815) 968-5903
4325 Favor Road
Rockton, IL 61072

Family-owned tree farm. Cut your own tree in the quiet, peaceful country. Scotch pine and white pine.... 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

La Paloma Gardens
(815) 399-0324
3622 Brookview Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

La Paloma Gardens is a combination of unfolding outdoor spaces that coax the visitor to stroll leisurely, and take a moment to sit and pause while ant... 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

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