Rockford is the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago area.

It was originally known as Midway Village” because, for travelers, it was halfway between Chicago and Galena. 

This city was known for industrial manufacturing in the last century but today it’s been retooled into a center for healthcare and aerospace technology.

Featured Locations, Businesses and Attractions

Crust & Crumbles Bakery
Address: 116 Madison State Suite 118, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Phone: 815.315.0960

Website: https://www.crustncrumbles.com/

Small bakery, emphasizes the importance of “community” with employess and customers
West Rock Wake Park
Address: 1420 South Pierpont Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61102

Phone: 815.596.9025

Website: https://westrockwakepark.com/

Lake that contains rapid cable tow systems to allow waterskiing/wakeboarding without boats
Rockford Art Deli
Address: 402 E State St. Rockford, Illinois 61104

Phone: 312.725.4723

Website: https://rockfordartdeli.com/

Eco-friendly and US sourced screen printed Rockford themed apparrel and gifts.
Head of the Rock Regatta (Rock River)
Address: N/A

Phone: 815.978.9015

Website: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/index.jsp?job_id=7301&org_id=0

Hosted by the YMCA Rock River Valley Rowing Club, the Head of Rock Regatta boasts one of the Midwest’s largest rowing events, with a course of 5,000 meters down the Rock River.
Rockfrod Icehogs (BMO Harris Bank Stadium)
Address: 300 Elm St. Rockford, Illinois 61101

Phone: 815.847.6375

Website: https://icehogs.com/

The AHL affiliate of the NHLs Chicago Blackhawks.
Mrs. Fisher's Chips
Address: 1231 Fulton Ave. Rockford, Illinois 6103

Phone: 815.964.9114

Website: https://mrsfisherschips.com/

Created by Ethel and Eugene Fisher in 1932, Mrs. Fisher’s offers quality, locally made regional potato chips.
Prairie Street Brewing Company
Address: 200 Prairie Street, Rockford, Illinois 6103

Phone: 815.277.9427

Website: https://psbrewingco.com/

The once great old brewing building of the 1800s on Rock River Shore has new breath of life in it in the newly renovated Prairie St. Brewing Co.
Embassy Suites

 

Address: 416 Main Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101

Phone: 815.668.7878

Website: https://esrockford.com/

Located in downtown Rockford, the Hilton Suites offfers a wide array of amenities, chic interior design, and a 10 minute drive from the airport.
Historic Auto Attractions Musuem
Address: 1385 Metric Road, Roscoe, Illinois 61073

Phone: 815.389.7917

Website: https://www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/historic-auto-attractions

This museum conatins more than 70 historical cars, from numerous presidential limousines, to the Batmobile.
Japanese Gardens
Address: 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Phone: 815.229.9390

Website: https://andersongardens.org/

12 acres of calmingly authentic Japanese style gardens.
Midway Museum

 

Address: 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Phone: 815.397.9112

Website: http://midwayvillage.com/

Exhibits of historical artifacts, household items, documents and photos from days past. Plus, a living Victorian village.
Laurent House
Address:4646 Spring Brook Road, Rockford, Illinois 6114

Phone: 815.877.2952

Website: https://www.laurenthouse.com/

The only disability accesible house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Experience charming local communities

Tour beautiful Midwest Main Streets as seen on John McGivern's Main Streets. This tour’s unique itinerary includes a visits to locations in LeClaire, Dubuque and Galena, as well as a special performance by John just for our group.