Rockford Local Attractions
Cultural and Performing Arts: Rockford is home to numerous cultural sites, like the historic Tinker Swiss Cottage or Coronado Performing Arts Center. Live theater is important to our community with many offerings including Starlight Theater, renown for its open sky stage, presenting full summer seasons of plays and the only regional repertory theater group, Artists’ Ensemble, that stages its work at Rockford College. There is also Riverfront Museum Park, home to Rockford Art Museum, Discovery Center, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and Rockford Dance Company. Rockford also boasts the Burpee Museum of Natural History, home to Jane the Dinosaur and the expansive guitar and rock memorabilia collection of Rockford’s own Rick Nielsen, famed guitarist for the international rock group Cheap Trick.
Rockford Park District: No one loves golf more than our community! The Rockford Park District has three 18 hole courses (Elliot, Ingersoll and Sandy Hollow) and one 9 hole course (Sinnissippi). We also have the Aldeen Golf Club, a quality championship public golf course with country club amenities.
Hospitals: Convenient to Independence Village of Rockford are Swedish American Hospital, Saint Anthony Medical Center and Rockford Memorial Hospital, as well as numerous clinics throughout the area.
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