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
|Small bakery, emphasizes the importance of “community” with employess and customers
West Rock Wake Park
|Lake that contains rapid cable tow systems to allow waterskiing/wakeboarding without boats
Rockford Art Deli
Head of the Rock Regatta (Rock River)
|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.