Area Attractions

Top Attractions in the Rockford Area
CoCo Key Indoor Water Resort is the splashiest destination in Rockford for a great family getaway, but Rockford has tons of other fun things to see and do, rain or shine, to make sure your visit makes the perfect family vacation! 

Check out these fantastic, family fun, top rated attractions, right here in town:


Burpee Museum of Natural History

Visit Website737 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL, 61103

Phone:(815) 965-2703

The award-winning exhibit, Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur, explores the history of the young T. Rex skeleton found by Burpee researchers in the badlands of Montana, called one of the ten most important dinosaur discoveries in the past 100 years. Also new: The Children's Gallery--a special place for children and families to explore and discover.

Davis Park at Founders Landing

Visit Website320 S. Wyman St.
Rockford, IL

Phone:(815) 968-5222

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 industrial heritage began. With seven acres of grass and paved walks plus ample parking lots, Davis Park is host to many outdoor festivals, fairs and concerts.

Discovery Center Museum

Visit WebsiteRiverfront Museum Park 711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone:(815) 963-6769

Experience a world of hands-on investigation and fun-filled exploration at this children's museum with 200+ hands-on art and science exhibits, planetarium, TV studio, robotics lab, outdoor science park; special events, traveling exhibits and entertaining classes for children and families.

Midway Village & Museum Center

Visit Website6799 Guilford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Phone:(815) 397-9112

Late Nineteenth Century village with 26 historical buildings set on 137 acres. Indoor galleries with permanent exhibits on area heritage including the Rockford Peaches baseball team and exhibits describing the city's history, aviation and industry. Special events throughout the year include a World War II re-enactment, Sock Monkey and Scarecrow Harvest Festivals, and other special events. Free recreational path located on property.

Rock Cut State Park

Visit Website7318 Harlem Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Phone:(815) 885-3311

Beautiful Illinois state park with two lakes set off the park's 3,092 acres. Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, is a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate. A second 50-acre Olson Lake is especially for swimmers. Fishing, boat launches, restored prairie and birdwatching, hiking, extensive campgrounds, paddleboat and canoe rental, horse and bike trails, cross-country ski trails and concessions.

Rockford Art Museum

Visit WebsiteRiverfront Museum Park 711 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone:(815) 968-2787

Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,200 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists. Gift store.

Volcano Falls

Visit Website7602 Rock Valley Parkway
Loves Park, IL 61101

Phone:(815) 282-2100

Miniature golf courses, go cart tracks, batting cages, laser tag, video games and more!

BMO Harris Bank Center

Visit Website300 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101

Phone:(815) 968-5222

Rockford’s downtown arena featuring concerts, sporting events, family entertainment shows and events, and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, proud affiliates of the Chicago Blackhawks.
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