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Discover Rockford’s top attractions near our hotel

Positioned near I-90 between Chicago and Milwaukee, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford offers easy access to many local attractions. Attend a concert at the Coronado Performing Arts Center or the BMO Harris Bank Center. If you’re looking for things to do outside, stroll through the Anderson Japanese Gardens or wander around the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. You can also rent equipment for a skiing or canoeing excursion at Rocktown Adventures. Families traveling with children can plan an exciting day at Magic Waters Waterpark or Volcano Falls Adventure Park.

Fun and games:

  • Magic Waters Waterpark (1.7 miles)
    Illinois’s largest water park, Magic Waters features tube rides, waterslides and a lazy river.
    Phone: +1 (815) 966-2442
  • Aldeen Golf Club (2.5 miles)
    Recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the country’s top-ranked golf courses for under $50, this scenic 18-hole course features a clubhouse, an on-site restaurant, and an instruction center.
    Phone: +1 (815) 282-4653
  • Volcano Falls Adventure Park (3.8 miles)
    Enjoy miniature golf, laser tag, go-karts, arcade games and batting cages at this seasonal entertainment complex.
    Phone: +1 (815) 282-2100
  • Carlson Ice Arena (4.4 miles)
    This arena offers a 185-by-80-foot ice rink with seating for more than 600 spectators. The rink hosts a regular schedule of hockey games, figure-skating competitions and public skating opportunities.
    Phone: +1 (815) 969-4069
  • Rocktown Adventures (6.4 miles)
    Embark on skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing or kayaking adventures with the help of equipment rentals from this outdoor retailer located minutes from the hotel.
    Phone: +1 (815) 636-9066

Parks and gardens:

  • Anderson Japanese Gardens (6.6 miles)
    Take a group tour or explore these serene Japanese gardens on your own. The gardens also offer a restaurant and a visitors center.
    Phone: +1 (815) 229-9390
  • Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (13.2 miles)
    Get an up-close look at some of the area’s natural beauty when you tour this peaceful 150-acre site. Before visiting, check the arboretum’s website for a list of seasonal events you may enjoy.
    Phone: +1 (815) 965-8146

Entertainment venues:

  • Coronado Performing Arts Center (6.6 miles)
    Attend a rock concert, a classical symphony performance, a stand-up comedy show or a Broadway-style production at Rockford’s premier performing arts center.
    Phone: +1 (815) 968-0595
  • BMO Harris Bank Center (6.9 miles)
    Home of the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, this expansive venue hosts sporting events, ice-skating shows and major concerts.
    Phone: +1 (815) 968-5600

Educational museums:

  • Burpee Museum of Natural History (6.9 miles)
    Don’t forget to say hello to Jane, the museum’s famous juvenile T. rex skeleton, as you explore three floors of exhibits at this dynamic educational facility.
    Phone: +1 (815) 965-3433
  • Discovery Center Museum (6.9 miles)
    Visit the award-winning outdoor Rock River Discovery Park, play with flight and roller coaster simulators, and learn about the science and technology behind them at this interactive museum.
    Phone: +1 (815) 963-6769