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So Rockford, IL is now firmly on your itinerary and you are wondering what to do to please everyone. The kids are already catered for with a wide variety of museum, but what about those in your party who want some culture?

Well, that's easy, because in Rockford, IL, you can spend time shopping till your dropping or checking out the art scene.

Check out the list below to find out where you need to go.

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Enjoy the activities in Rockford, IL
Enjoy the activities in Rockford, IL Rockford IL, CVB

Enjoy the activities in Rockford, IL

When it comes to shopping, you an do that to your heart's content at the well-loved Cherryvale Mall, or you can even browse your way through the unique boutiqes of the The Shops at Edgebrook.

Family fun to be had
Family fun to be had Rockford IL, CVB

Family fun to be had

Rockford, IL, also have several discount chains, off-price stores and big name shops, so your budget doesn't have to take a beating. Budgets are well-catered for in every activity here.

A beautiful city at night
A beautiful city at night Rockford IL, CVB

A beautiful city at night

There are also interesting specialty and locally-owned stores throughout the Rockford, IL area so you won't see your item being worn by anyone else.

Impressive concert halls
Impressive concert halls Rockford IL, CVB

Impressive concert halls

There is the Starlight Theater which has a lively season in the summer, all under a star-shaped retractable roof (always fascinating to watch as it moves).  Rockford has a ballet, a symphony and several galleries and art festivals.  There's certainly plenty to do in Rockford.

The art-lover has been catered for
The art-lover has been catered for Rockford IL, CVB

The art-lover has been catered for

The arts have not been forgotten in Rockford.  No, in fact the beautiful 1927 Coronado Theater boasts entertaining big-name entertainment and Broadway road shows.

Art for everyone in the family
Art for everyone in the family Rockford IL, CVB

Art for everyone in the family

Then there is the Rockford Art Museum. This is the largest in Illinois, outside of Chicago. You can reach Rockford IL from San Francisco by flying to Chicago O'Hare and taking the one hour Van Galder bus.

What will you find in Rockford, IL?
What will you find in Rockford, IL? Rockford IL, CVB

What will you find in Rockford, IL?

From new to old, there are almost 50 stories that feature antiques. There are also 3 large malls, all waiting to be checked out. You can spend the day just enjoying the art and the shopping, but which will you do first?

Shopping at night, downtown had a different feeling then
Shopping at night, downtown had a different feeling then Rockford IL, CVB

Shopping at night, downtown had a different feeling then

If you are into motorbikes, then know that the Harley-Davidson dealership is in this area.  In fact the first store is here, so check it out.  Even if you don't buy, this is a fun store to browse in.  Kegel is the world's oldest Harley-Davidson dealership.

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