Things To Do In Rockford

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sandy Hollow Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Sandy Hollow Golf Course

Rockford

$78 $39

18-hole Rockford Park District course marked by treed fairways and environmentally friendly practices

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Ingersoll Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Ingersoll Golf Course

Rockford

$78 $39

22-hole golf facility named after WWI pilot presents players with ample opportunity to hone their skills from tee to green

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Elliot Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Elliot Golf Course

Rockford

$78 $39

18-hole public course challenges golfers of all stripes with 6,732 yards of tall trees, water hazards, and sand traps

Roller Skating Packages with Pizza and Drinks at Skateland (Up to 52% Off). Eight Options Available.

Skateland

Southeast

$23.10 $11

Lace up your skates and make an afternoon or evening of it as you roll around the rink with friends, stopping to refuel with hot pizza

Paintball with Equipment Rental for 2, 5, or 10 at Wyldside Paintball (76% Off)

Wyldside Paintball

Rockford

$120 $29

Referees set up scenarios and games to play across outdoor fields filled with dense forests, manmade structures, and inflatable cover

Kishwaukee River Canoe Trip for Two or Four from Larsen's Landing Outfitters (Up to 46% Off)

Larsen's Landing Outfitters

Rockford

$70 $40

After learning basic paddling techniques, take canoes on leisurely drifts past the Kishwaukee River's scenery and abundant wildlife

Water-Park Day for Two or Four at Magic Waters Waterpark in Cherry Valley (50% Off)

Magic Waters Waterpark

Magic Waters

$47.98 $24

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Thousands of feet of lazy river and water slides soak bodies alongside a heated wave pool, interactive aquatic playgrounds, and kids' area

Human or Zombie Entry for One or Two to The Zombie Mud Run on July 26 (Up to 48% Off)

The Zombie Mud Run

Byron's Motocross

$85 $45

Muddy 5K challenges human runners to escape hordes of flesh-eating zombies amid forested trails and formidable obstacles

Two Block Party Admission from Main Street District on August 15–17 (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Main Street District

Downtown Rockford

$30 $16

Rockford's Main Street District hosts 3 days of concerts, including country star Keith Anderson, bluesy rocker Paul Thorn, and live karaoke

Six or Eight Arcade-Center Admissions to NickelWorld (Up to 50% Off)

NickelWorld

Northwest

$13.50 $7

Customers can choose from more than 100 video games and redemption games, all of which are either free or cost just a nickel per play

$30 for $60 Worth of Services at Pape Conservatory of Music

Pape Conservatory of Music

Northeast

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Science Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Discovery Center Museum (38% Off)

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

$16 $10

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Award-winning museum lets kids play with science with everything from air cannons and flight simulators to a planetarium

Three or Six Weeks of Total Body Spring Kickoff Bootcamp at Maximum Performance Training (Up to 75% Off)

Maximum Performance Training

Multiple Locations

$230 $59

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Three different boot-camp training sessions each week kickstart fitness with 21-day fat-loss meal plan and initial body fat analysis

Admission for Two or Four to Block Party with Too White Crew from Main Street District on June 14 (46% Off)

Main Street District

Downtown Rockford

$24 $13

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Live music lights up Rockford during dance-party street fest that features Too White Crew performing live covers of '80s and '90s hip-hop

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Though Larsen's Landing Outfitters has always been family owned, the stretch of wilderness under its care has two additional overseers: a pair of eagles. The birds patrol 30 acres of sheltered trails, two open fields, and miles of marshes, watching visitors as they paddle rental canoes and kayaks down the pristine Kishwaukee River, which has been rated as one of the three cleanest rivers in the state. Visitors aren't alone, though. Beavers, turtles, otters, and sandhill cranes make their homes on the bank, sharing the shore with endangered black terns and mulberry wing butterflies. They move amidst towering trees, including the sycamores that gave the river its name, a Potawatomi word for river of the sycamore.

Like a grumpy scorpion, the river's flourishing ecosystem benefits from minimal and respectful human contact. Larsen's Landing Outfitters preserves this status while still permitting visitors to explore the environment. The staff plans canoe, kayak, and camping trips with package options, from tutorials on steering a boat to picnic buffets. Travelers can park their vessels at any point to indulge in a swim, go fishing, or relax on a sandbar?and at overnight sites, campfires and pig roasts imbue the air with nostalgic, smoky aromas.

1951 New Milford School Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Since 1972, Spare Time Clubs has evolved into a 10-club, full-service family sports club company that includes programs for both adults and children. Each location varies in size—some boasting multiple complexes—and houses amenities such as lighted tennis courts, pools, kids’ play areas, and fitness centers. At the Diamond Hills and El Dorado Hills locations, members can shine up in the onsite European spas, and the jewel of the Gold River club is a lighted stadium court encircled by a 5,000 square-foot observation deck. In the event of inclement weather or courts being overrun by ball-chasing dogs, players can schedule time at the dedicated indoor-tennis center, where eight fully sectioned-off, championship courts glow under the power of tournament-level lighting. World-class coaches develop kids’ court skills at the junior tennis academy, students of which can practice with an unlimited number of sessions at any of Spare Time’s other clubs.

4007 East State Street
Rockford,
Illinois
US

Each facility in the family of Rockford-Area Bowling Centers enlivens the classic game of bowling with its own signature amenities. On Friday evenings, the staff at Don Carter Lanes temporarily extinguishes its warm, vintagey glow and replaces it with a dimly lit club atmosphere as DJs from 97 ZOK descend upon the alley, pumping out beats that mingle in the air along with a light and fog show. For supplementary entertainment, the Don Carter location also offers a gaming center, and the Park Lanes alley recharges guests with beer and deep-fried fuel at its onsite pub. The Cherry Bowl location keeps serious bowlers properly outfitted with a pro shop, saving them the hassle of paper-mâchéing their own heads to form makeshift bowling balls.

Don Carter Lanes
Rockford,
IL
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

506 N Elida St
Winnebago,
IL
US

NickelWorld hosts a selection of more than 100 games to entertain adventurous imaginations and quick-digited game wizards?and they all either cost just a nickel per play, or are free. While meandering through an arcade of more than 20 video games, patrons can slay aliens, henchmen, and the occasional evil cottontail along the way. Classics include Pac-Man, Galaga, and Frogger, in which amphibians halt oncoming traffic through persuasive arguments. After that, they can set off to visit more than 60 redemption games, in which sure-handed prowess translates to great prizes. And for those who just can't get enough of NickelWorld, the arcade also offers parties for up to 40 guests.

3321 N Main St.
Rockford,
IL
US

Whether yearning for a picnic, a game of football, or a trip to a museum, visitors of all tastes can find the fun they’re looking for at a Rockford Park District facility. Throughout the Rockford area, residents and guests can find parks that host a bevy of engaging activities, such as boating and fishing, year-round ice skating , and rounds of golf. The Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens surround visitors with colorful flowers and lush greenery, and the city’s three dog parks give pets and their parents the space they need to play fetch and re-enact scenes from The Sound of Music. The numerous parks and buildings also host special events throughout the year, including outdoor concerts and horticulture seminars.

5110 Auburn St
Rockford,
IL
US