Best Places To See in Rockford

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Rockford, Illinois. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL 61107 Directions

Since 1978

Culture, Gift Shop, Education, Garden Visitor, Area Attractions, Private-Guided Tours, Photography Membership, Youth and Kids Programs, Creative Arts, Spiritual Wellness, Weddings, Adult Enrichment, Groovin’ In the Garden, Health and Wellness, Corporate Events & Private Parties

Free admission for garden members, children five & under. This 12-acre award winning landscape is comprised of exquisite design, winding paths, gentle streams, plunging waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Offers their guests a place of peace and tranquility where they will find healing, renewal, inspiration and a re-energized soul

One of the highest quality Japanese Gardens in North America as voted by a panel of garden experts in Sukiya Living Magazine in 2004

Price: General admission:
Adult $10
Senior (62+) $9
Student & Military $8
Guided Group Tour Rates (Per Person):
Adult: $12
Senior: $10
Student (College): $8

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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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711 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 Directions

Since 1981

Gift Shop, Teacher Workshops, Rental Facility, Dining/Lodging, Scout Leaders, Stem Outreach, Classes, Birthday Packages, Group Visits, Summer Camps, Focused Field Trips, Space Rental, Exhibitions, Planetarium, Terrific Tuesdays, Group Visit, Family Fun Programs, Gift Certificates & Museum Rentals

Free admission for members and children age one and younger. Has ample free parking available. Offers a variety of membership options. Free family admission for the military ID holder and up to five family members from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Has more than 300 interactive exhibits relating to science, math and art, including a domed planetarium, special area for kids 6 and younger, and an award-winning 8,500 sq foot outdoor park

Price: $9.00 per person

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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1354 North 2nd Street, Rockford, IL 61107 Directions

Since 2011

Catering Services, Bruce Munro Light, Outdoor Recreation, Weddings, Full Events Calendar, Hibiscus Bistro, Simply Spring The Butterfly Exhibit, Outdoor and Business Rentals, Tunes on The Terrace, Field Trip, Hotels, Gift Shop & Special Events

Offers an 11,000-square-foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting. The beauty continues outdoors with the Eclipse Lagoon, complete with two fountains, waterfalls, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the historic Sinnissippi Rose Garden

Price: Adults: $6 (Resident)
$8 (Non-Resident)
Seniors (65+): $4 (Resident)
$6 (Non-Resident)
Veterans: $4 (Resident)
$6 (Non-Resident)
Ages 5-17: $4 (Resident)
$6 (Non-Resident), Ages 3-4 $2

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Tues - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon Closed

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