Things To Do In Rockford

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

Pape Conservatory of Music

Northeast

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

$60 $30

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

Wyldside Paintball

Wyld Side Paintball

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

$120 $29

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$12 for Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids and One $5 Gift Voucher to Klehm Arboretum ($23 Value)

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Get access to the 155-acre living museum’s floral exhibits, forested paths, and children’s gardens, plus a gift-shop voucher

$23 $12

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

Maximum Performance Training

Multiple Locations

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

$230 $59

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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One or Two Hours of Billiards and Nonalcoholic Drinks for Four at Rockford Billiard Cafe (Half Off)

Rockford Billiard Cafe

Signal Hill

Players wash down Pepsi products during one- or two-hour sessions of billiards at a café with 17 tables

$10 $5

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

Skateland

Southeast

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

$23.10 $11

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at BMO Harris Bank Center on December 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

BMO Harris Bank Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$62.20 $37

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Discover Boating Presents - Jake Owen: Days of Gold Tour on Saturday, September 20, at 7 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Jake Owen: Days Of Gold Tour

BMO Harris Bank Center

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Country heartthrob delivers twangy Florida-flavored hits such as "Yee Haw" and "Beachin'"

$34.85 $20

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$12 for $20 Worth of Tickets for Fall Activities at Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre

Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre and Children's Farm

Northwest

During a month of autumnal events, enjoy activities such as pumpkin picking, a scavenger hunt and costume party, and pony and hay rides

$20 $12

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Four, Six, or Eight Visits to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford (Up to 50% Off)

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Northeast

12 acres of Japanese-inspired paths, streams, plants, and waterfalls encourage tranquility and reflection

$32 $16

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

Ingersoll Golf Course

Rockford

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

$78 $39

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

Main Street District

Downtown Rockford

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

$30 $16

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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

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

$78 $39

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

Elliot Golf Course

Rockford

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

$78 $39

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

Magic Waters Waterpark

Magic Waters

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

$47.98 $24

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On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.

Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci prot?g?s study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.

5485 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US

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

The Rockford Art Museum has more than a century of creativity hanging from the walls in its galleries. It acquired its first piece in 1913 and has since collected more than 1600 pieces from local and international artists. Glass sculptures, 20th century American photography, and impressionist paintings vie for attention alongside the dynamic images of the American southwest from the Taos Society of New Mexico. The collection houses the detailed work of regional artists trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Arts and the earthy, meaningful paintings of outsider art, such as Richard Burnside’s untitled painting of a cat made from paint and pinecone pieces.

Standing apart from the main collection, the museum’s RAM Art Annex houses educational programs and the museum store stocks an inventory of jewelry and glass pieces by local artists. The annual Greenwich Village Art Fair also shares art appreciation with the community. The fair gathers more than 100 artists in an atmosphere filled with live music.

711 N Main St Ste 3
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

Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

7326 N Cherry Vale Mall Dr
Rockford,
IL
US

Established in 1968, Midway Village Museum embodies a sprawling, 137-acre time capsule. Within the museum’s 27 fully functioning, Victorian buildings, exhibits tell the story of Rockford since its incorporation in the early 19th century. Throughout the years, the town has made history as the progenitor of the sock monkey, the launching point for aviator Bert Hassell, and home of the Rockford Peaches—an all-female baseball team fictionalized in the film A League of Their Own, though the real squad neither played in the 1943 championship nor battled a CGI dragon. Other attractions amid the barns, blacksmiths, and general stores include a dollhouse museum and a meticulous archive of Rockford’s long, proud history in the furniture industry.

6799 Guilford Rd
Rockford,
IL
US