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Discover Rockford’s attractions

Positioned near I-90 between Chicago and Milwaukee, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center offers easy access to many Rockford attractions. Attend a concert at the Coronado Performing Arts Center or the BMO Harris Bank Center. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, explore the Anderson Japanese Gardens or the Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden. You can also visit Rocktown Adventures to rent equipment for a skiing or canoeing excursion. Families traveling with children or guests looking for a fun day out can plan a trip to Magic Waters Waterpark or Volcano Falls Adventure Park.

Experience these attractions:

  • Magic Waters Waterpark (1.7 miles)
    Illinois’s largest waterpark, Magic Waters features tube rides, waterslides and a lazy river.
    Phone: +1 (815) 966-2442
  • Aldeen Golf Club (2.5 miles)
    Once declared one of the country’s top-ranked golf courses for under $50 by GOLF Magazine, this scenic 18-hole course offers a clubhouse, an on-site restaurant, and a golf practice and 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 and soccer cages at this family-friendly complex.
    Phone: +1 (815) 282-2100
  • Carlson Arctic Ice Arena (4.4 miles)
    This arena offers a 200-by-85-foot ice rink with seating for more than 600 spectators. The rink hosts hockey, figure skating and public skates.
    Phone: +1 (815) 969-4069
  • Rocktown Adventures (6.4 miles)
    Rent skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing or kayaking equipment and plan your excursion at this outdoor retailer.
    Phone: +1 (815) 636-9066 
  • 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
  • Coronado Performing Arts Center (6.6 miles)
    Attend a concert, a stand-up comedy performance or a play at Rockford’s premier performing arts center.
    Phone: +1 (815) 968-0595
  • BMO Harris Bank Center (6.9 miles)
    This expansive venue hosts major concerts, sports events and ice-skating shows.
    Phone: +1 (815) 968-5600
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History (6.9 miles)
    Say hi to “Jane,” the famous juvenile T-Rex skeleton, and 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 sciences at Discovery Center.
    Phone: +1 (815) 963-6769
  • Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (13.2 miles)
    Experience the beauty of nature at this 150-acre site that hosts many seasonal events.
    Phone: +1 (815) 965-8146