On your travels, don’t forget to add Rockford, IL to your destination list. Why? Just the museums alone are worth the travel here.
And did you know there are nine, yes, nine, great museums in this area that the whole family will enjoy? It’s true. You can find everything from the Burpee Museum of Natural History to the Laurent House.
Take a look through the varied list and see pictures and information on what each of these great Rockford museums has to offer. You’ll be glad you did!
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San Francisco world travelers can reach Rockford, IL, by flying four hours from local SFO and arriving at Chicago O’Hare airport. From there, you can take the Van Galder bus for an hour and arrive at the bus terminus just behind the Hilton Garden Inn.
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So what’s in Rockford, IL, anyway?
Visit Chicago’s North Shore
History of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Midway Village Museum shows the visitor what life was like in 1900 with its staged shows. It has a 24-building outdoor village. It also has a one-room schoolhouse.
Midway Village in Rockford, IL
Did you know that in 1834 New Englanders settled on both banks of what was a shallow, rocky stretch of the Rock River, where there was at one time a natural ford? This is now Rockford.
Historic artefacts in Rockford, IL
The Ethnic Heritage Museum honors seven of the world’s ethnic groups who have found a home here in Rockford, IL. Be sure to check out all the museums.
History is everywhere in Rockford, IL
Rockford IL is home to nine museums and there is something here for everyone, whether it is art, history, automobiles or even grand homes from those who once lived here.
Rockford has one of the largest museums
The Erlander Home Museum preserves the city’s Swedish heritage. If you like history, this is one very historic city to visit. The whole family will love it.
Picture of Jane
The Burpee Museum of Natural History is home to “Jane” the most complete and best-preserved juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex in the world. Young and old will be fascinated by her.
Discovery Museum in Rockford IL
Forbes magazine has announced that the two-story Discovery Center is one of the top four children’s museums in America. Check it out! The Rockford Art Museum is the largest art museum in Illinois outside of Chicago