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Explore Klehm! Get Outside! Get Healthy!

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The gardens are blooming at Klehm Arboretum! This is a great chance to enjoy free admission to this special spot. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful, manicured gardens and take a ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle for $1. Rides will run between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat smooth surface for easy walking for all ages.

Don’t miss the new Children’s Garden’s water feature – a splash pad with a meandering, shallow stream perfect for safe water play for the kids. We also have a self-guided Scavenger Hunt suitable for all ages. Come into the education center and we will stamp your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport.

Klehm is the garden gem of Rockford located just 5 minutes from Downtown Rockford – a quiet, colorful nature destination. We close at 3:00 pm this day.

Explore Klehm is part of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Get Outside, Get Healthy! program.


Subarea:Rockford Southwest


Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61102 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford. After crossing the Rock River, turn left on Church St., IL 2. Follow IL 2, which will join S. Main St. to the Arboretum on the right at Clifton Ave. From the south and west: follow U.S. Bypass 20 to S. Main (IL 2); go north on S. Main to the Arboretum on the left at Clifton.

Explore Klehm! Get Outside! Get Healthy!