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Discovery Center Museum - Mornings of Fun for Everyone
We invite children with disabilities and their immediate families to experience Discovery Center's multi-sensory exhibits and activities free of charge before the museum opens to the general public. A healthy snack will be served at 10:00am and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public. Advanced registration is required to receive free admission.
Holiday Remodeling & Home Expo - Forest Hills Lodge
Come to this free event to gather ideas to prepare your home for the winter, plan your winter remodeling projects, get in the holiday mood and do a little holiday shopping as well. Plus catch a few holiday clinics.
CITY: Loves Park
Burpee Museum of Natural History - National Fossil Day
Come to Burpee Museum and participate in National Fossil Day where you can have your own fossils identified, see the unique fossils of Rockford and explore the museum, including getting up close to recent finds of fossil dinosaur bones from Montana and Utah. Special Program at 1:00: Mahlburg Scholars Lecture with Charles Shabica, Ph.D, P.G. “The Wonders of Illinois’ Mazon Creek Fossils” Dr. Shabica is Professor Emeritus of Northeastern University, Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University and President and Founder of Shabica and Associates.
Coronado PAC - National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China
The national Acrobats of The People's Republic of China is one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China. Over several generations, the Company has developed many unique acrobatic acts like "Global Motorcycling," "Kicking Bowls to Heads of High Unicycles," "Russian Bars in Chinese Traditional Style," and Aerial Bungee Tumbling." These and many other acts have been enjoyed and praised by Chinese and foreign audiences for decades.
Coronado PAC - Theresa Caputo, Live!
Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts.
Coronado PAC - So You Think You Can Dance - Live on Tour
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall - live on tour - with more stops than ever before. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America, performing in more than 70 cities, as part of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2014.
Coronado PAC - The Canadian Brass
The game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is comprised of five extraordinary talents: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Caleb Hudson (trumpet), Christopher Coletti (trumpet), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), and Bernhard Scully (horn). Each possesses the creativity, good humor, and love of performing that is the ensemble's hallmark.
Get ready to SCREAM your head off as R.I.P. Productions brings you the ultimate haunted experience! The Screamatorium is not only one of the scariest haunted houses but was ranked the #1 Haunted Attraction in the Northern Illinois area! This intense cutting-edge haunted house has been striking fear into the hearts of terrified visitors since 2008 and this year has once again risen the bar offering new scares, new scenes and unique special effects with over 10,000 square feet of pure TERROR! Open Friday to Sundays, and a few other dates in October.
CITY: Poplar Grove
Rockford Brewing Company
Rockford Brewing Company offers world-class beer handcrafted locally in a range of styles. Every glass poured is consistently delicious. The food menu reflects the change of the seasons and the availability of the freshest ingredients. Check the website for the live music performance schedule.
Rockford Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular
There is a wide range of high quality hand crafted items at this years show, including jewelry, handbags, pottery, ornaments, quilts, toys, photo frames, wooden signs, woodworking, cards & stationary, glass art, home decor, candles, apparel, baby clothing & accessories, pet accessories, hats, scarves & gloves, stone artwork, crochet, graphic art, paintings, ceramics, photography, handcrafted seasonal items, embroidery, all natural bath items, doll clothing, floral arrangements, beadwork, yard decorations, wreaths, and much much more. Location: Indoor Sports Center
CITY: Loves Park
Beauty, innovation, and culinary perfection only begin to describe the new Franchesco's Ristorante. The Salamone family proudly invites everyone to their new home for an unforgettable experience. The beautiful patio is perfect for lunch, dinner, small private events, or ceremonies with flowers blooming in season and a beautiful fountain to enjoy!
Boone County Harvest Fest
Stroll along Scarecrow Row, where uniquely designed scarecrows line the path. The Scarecrow Contest is open to everyone! Unique bicycles will be on display on Kishwaukee Riverfront Path, guided tours of the Baltic Mill by a local historian, a children’s area where children can celebrate the harvest with the Build-Your-Own Scarecrow and Pick-A-Pumpkin Patch and much more.
Stroll on State - Downtown Rockford
Stroll on State has carolers, roaming musicians, food from street vendors and downtown restaurants, and holiday shops. Kids can visit with Santa and real reindeer, skate at the Winter Wonderland, and watch the City of Rockford Downtown Christmas tree lighting.
Offering premium baked goods, specialty cakes, wedding cakes and lunch items, including soups, salads and sandwiches.
Turkey Testicle Festival
It’s a great night as you don’t have to bring a dish to pass or talk to relatives. If you have never tried a turkey testicle, this is your chance! No need to worry about the weather the festival is held under one huge heated tent, with plenty of portable potties available. The bar is open but the number of people allowed inside at any one time is limited, as it can become pretty packed. There will also be hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale to remember the night. “So grab a friend that's never been, enjoy a cold brew, great music, and hot nuts!" This is a 21 and older event only so bring your ID. Hope to see you there.
Steel Heart Ltd.
Practical and stylish home and garden products for today's changing lifestyles!
Blue Eagle Pottery
"Our work embodies skill, insight, and respect for both the material and process. It is useful in the kitchen, on the table, or as an accent to decor. The warmth and beauty crafted into each pot will touch those who use it. Its artistry functions best through daily use, through intimate acquaintance."
Off the Rails
Off The Rails is a casual, family friendly restaurant and bar. They offer pizza, pasta, wraps burgers,steak, wine and spirits in a rustic historic building.
All Seasons Apple Orchard
Take a wagon ride to the orchard where you will be surrounded by thousands of apples trees and 12 varieties of apples and pears. Enjoy seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and the corn maze. There is also a cow train, goat bridge, corn crib, giant swings, a spider web, jumping pillow and a petting zoo. The weekends even have pig races and a magic show for the kids. Take your whole family down for some apple picking and make sure to stick around for the many other activities.
Von Bergen's Country Market
Our farm market features a large variety of farm fresh family grown vegetables. Our sweet corn is picked fresh every morning when its the sweetest. Tomatoes, green beans, pickling cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini and other summer squash, a variety of specialty peppers are among the fresh vegetables we grow here on our farm. If fruit is what you are looking for, you will find our homegrown muskmelon, honeydew and watermelon delicious. We also carry Michigan peaches, pears, nectarines and other in season fruit from the Midwest. We are a working family operated farm. We want you to have a day on the farm experience when you stop by during the summer or the fall. Our tractor/sand box play areas are available all during the season. Our own animals are always here for you to visit, but we do bring in more during the fall season. In the fall we have our family grown pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, Indian corn and other specialty decorations. Of course we will still have the fall veggies, squash and more, plus the continuing of the summer treats! KNOW YOUR FOOD! KNOW YOUR FARMER!
Green Box Boutique
Green Box Boutique is the store with unique and earth-friendly gifts for friends, family, or for yourself! Browse our Products and learn more about what we have to offer. We are located on the Square, at the heart of Woodstock, IL.
Loyola University Retreat & Ecology Center
Welcome to 100 acres of prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds- otherwise known as Loyola University Chicago's Retreat and Ecology Campus. Located in beautiful Woodstock, Ill., our retreat facility welcomes guests to visit our ecologically friendly campus and experience the great outdoors through a multitude of interactive team building activities. The Retreat and Ecology Campus provides a serene setting for overnight conferences, retreats, workshops, classes, and special events, while allowing individuals to connect intellectually, spiritually, and through nature.
Brook Farm is your stop for local produce this season. We grow a wide variety of fresh vegetables, popcorn kernels and produce delicious flavored popcorn products.
Bill Cosby - Coronado Performing Arts Center
One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. Cosby broke television's racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. Perhaps Cosby's greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, which dominated the #1 spot for years.
Red Barn Market
It's spring and we are open 8 to 6 everyday. We now have a great selection of vegetable plants, herbs, annuals, perennials, and hanging baskets. New plans are coming in every week. As always there is pottery, outdoor furniture, and fountains. Also, we have fresh asparagus direct from or farm. Come today and check us out!
Prairie Sky Orchard
Our small family-run business is celebrating over 20 years of bringing your family the delights of the autumn harvest. Apple picking is a great way to spend a crisp autumn day with friends and family. We planted our first 100 apple trees in 1996. Since then we have planted an additional 1900 trees.
Howard Johnson Hotel - Rockford
Experience a winning combination of friendly service, newly renovated accommodations, and spacious, comfortable guest rooms with luxury touches. The hotel includes a heated indoor pool, fitness center and 24-hour game room. Home office rooms are available for business clientele. There is a restaurant and lounge on site.
Oktoberfest - German Society of Rockford
The German Society of Rockford is hosting the 50th annual Oktoberfest celebration at Loves Park City Hall, featuring fun activities and entertainment for the entire family, including live traditional German folk music, German Folk Dance Group performances, the "Running of the Wieners," "Bier Barrel race, German food and beer, kids' activities, dance lessons, and Germal language lessons.
CITY: Loves Park
Rivers Edge Campground
Rivers Edge Campground has modern facilities in a rustic, historical area. Amenities include a Pecatonica River boat ramp, fishing on Pecatonica, Sugar and Rock Rivers, a private pond, pavilion, basketball and golf courses nearby.
Victory Golf Range
Victory Golf Range is the Rockford area's only indoor golf facility that offers golf entertainment in a controlled environment. Amenities include a large driving area to see true path of golf ball, hitting bays with air-cushioned driving mats, a state-of-the-art putting green, fully netted ceiling, walls and perimeter to ensure a safe hitting environment, a full service restaurant and bar, large screen TVs with latest golf and sports programming, and free WiFi.
CITY: Loves Park
Prairie Street Brewhouse
The Prairie Brewhouse is the best location in Rockford for hosting your event. With over 7500 square feet of flexible space available, we can host your event of up to 500 people. Perfect for hosting banquets, wedding receptions, parties, weddings, meetings, fundraisers, art shows, craft shows and more. Indoor and outdoor space available, including a deck area right on the river. Available for anything from a luncheon to a week-long conference. Overhead doors allow for easy unloading and setup. During the summer, Dinner on the Dock and listen to live music on Thursdays.
Veterans Memorial Hall
Dedicated in 1903 in ceremonies that included a speech by Teddy Roosevelt, Memorial Hall is a tribute to Rockford citizens who have served in the Armed Forces. Large wall plaques list names of fallen veterans, and cases in the main lobby, side rooms and the lower level display Armed Services artifacts including memories of the Civil War, the World Wars and Camp Grant. The renovated second floor auditorium is used by cultural groups for shows and presentations and is accessible via the elevator.
Tour de Frost
Team Fur Bandit presents the 5th Annual Tour de Frost, a 25-mile bicycle ride for charity, Join the race to raise money and gather warm clothes for the Rockford Rescue Mission.
Edwards Apple Orchard West
Edwards West is a popular destination for families to enjoy the sights, tastes, and activities of an apple orchard and farm market. For a fun family outing, enjoy the experience of picking your own apples, pumpkins and raspberries. Visit the play area featuring the wooden bus and train, the corn cribs, the wagon slide and our animals in the "Petting Farm." Stroll through the over 100 year old dairy barn with displays of bright colored apples, freshly squeezed cider, fresh apple cider donuts, and wonderful gift items that are on display.
El Niagara Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican restaurant. Daily lunch specials and children's menu. Reservations recommended for groups of 5 or more.
Angela's Attic Antiques & Collectibles
Angela's Attic is located in a 35,000 square foot historic factory that has been converted into five large buildings of antiques and collectibles, including one-of-a-kind antiques from Victorian to modern era, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, collectibles, ephemera, glassware and more.
CITY: South Beloit
Italian restaurant in Capron serving pizza, sandwiches and dinners.
Super 8 Motel - Woodstock
Motel with 62 rooms. Standard rooms, presidential suites and jacuzzi theme suites.
Super 8 Motel/ Hampshire
Microwaves, mini-refrigerators and jaccuzi's in select rooms. Adjoining rooms, roll-away beds and cribs available.
Tom's Vegetable Market
Seasonal - April through December. Garden center featuring baskets, fresh produce, bakery and gift shop, and a fall festival.
Harmony Water Garden
This aquatic nursery has hundreds of water lilies, marsh plants, fish and related products. In business for a decade. Pond maintenance services available, call for an appointment.
Levin's Shoes and Dry Goods
Family owned since 1922. Shoes and clothing for the whole family. Name brand as well as some unusual items.
Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast
Located in the quite farm country on the outskirts of Harvard enjoy a quite night stay close to apple orchards, farm markets, golfing, and the annual Harvard Milk Days celebration.
Stage Left Cafe
Decorated in back-stage motif, the new Stage Left Cafe offers a variety of beverages, souvenirs, entertainment and more. All presented in a unique atmosphere of theatrical tradition! Enjoy desserts too.
Glassware, pottery, kitchenware, books, tools, clocks, toys, art, lamps, coins, stamps, furniture, and collectibles.
Cattywampus offers fun, affordable gifts! A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest folks!
Laughing Cat Antiques Shop
The Laughing Cat Antiques Shop is the purrfect place to find that vintage treasure, your own personal key to the past! We have 17 dealers here to make sure you have plenty to choose from. you will find vintage Indian jewelry as well as rhinestone and sterling. Come in, walk down memory lane, and see our eclectic mix of antiques, rare antique post office items, depression glass, antique dolls, advertising signs, and Victorian children's items. We also have a primitives room for you, featuring the most fantastic American primitives...a must see!
The Picket Fence
The Picket Fence offers a variety of gifts including candles, home accessories, and cards.
Cobblestone's on the Square
The place to visit for a charming shop offering a wide selection of furniture, home furnishings, gifts, candy, and more!
The Gem Shop
Estate, pre-owned and new jewelry and watches. Custom jewelry, including the reproduction of antique jewelry. Repair service for antique jewelry.
La Petite Creperie
Come experience our casual French dining. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Anything from crepes and omlettes, to sandwiches, duck, shrimp, and steak.
Five Points Pub
Five Points Pub gives you that hometown feel and homemade meal. Come in today for one of our daily specials or see some live entertainment on the weekends. We are open for lunch, dinner, and late night drinks!
Main Street Antique Mall
Warm and friendly antique mall with 20 dealers in a "shoppe" environment offering quality antiques and collectibles in quaint, historic downtown Rockton. Area's largest selection of vintage jewelry.
Autumn at the Arboretum - Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Join us for out annual fall festival. Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun. October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors. Build a scarecrow, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, make a fall craft to take home, and enjoy entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.
Heritage Inn & Suites - Harvard
Fitness center, indoor pool, sauna/spa, meeting facility. Complimentary breakfast.
Steam Plant Family Restaurant
Family restaurant located in an old steamplant building. Boone County memorabilia throughout. Banquet room available.
Poppy Seed Primitives
Poppy Seed Primitives is a cozy place where you can find antiques, primitive home decor items and gift ideas. We strive to find products that are unique and sometimes one-of-a-kind. We are proud to offer many items that are made here in the U.S. Some are even locally hand-made. Our inventory is always changing for the seasons.
Robert's Drive In
Robert's Drive In takes you back to the old school diners. We offer lots of ice cream treats, a variety of shake flavors, burgers, and much more! You have to come visit us and view our menu for yourself.
Beef-A-Roo - Northwoods Lodge
Not a chain, but a Rockford Original cooking it just for you. Sandwiches are made to order and the sides, including baked potatoes, are delicious. Each area location has its own, distinct personality.
CITY: Machesney Park
Genoa Open Air Market
Last Saturday of the month from June through October. Featuring locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers, and artisan crafts.
Harvard Antique Emporium
Come see our selection of antiques. Something for everybody's taste.
Best Western Inn - Woodstock
45 room hotel with many amenities, located in historic Woodstock, Illinois. Close to many attractions in and around Woodstock.
Welcome to Flatlander Market. There are so many great things to experience every time you visit. Fresh coffee and espresso drinks, delicious sandwiches, homemade chili and soups, cookies by Sally baked everyday, crafted cheeses from near and far, and the largest selection of Illinois wines in McHenry county. Try some freshly ground and brewed private blend coffee, or our flavor of the day. You may want to have something from our espresso bar: Steaming hot espresso, cappuccinos and cafe latte, or even a tasty steamer.
Joe's Pizza and Pub
Stop in for an ice cold beer and enjoy a hot pizza pie. We offer burgers, salad, pasta and more! You will just have to come in and explore our menu yourself. While your here, enjoy our outdoor dining area. Great for friends and family!
McHenry County Fairgrounds
Site of Annual County Fair and other events.
Village Green Home and Garden East
A fascinatingly large garden center with outdoor furniture supplying customers from all over the Midwest. The center also takes care of all holiday needs with trees, trims and gifts. There's a Village Green West, too.
Ridgefield Antique Dealers
Escape for the ordinary! A blend of dealers featuring quality, affordable American and English antiques including oak, pine, walnut & mahogany, quilts, china, glassware & unusual antique accessories.
Kimball & Bean
Architectural antiques and ornament for the home and garden.
Shop for antiques, home accessories and collectibles, from homespun country to Victorian elegance.
Beef-A-Roo - Rock 'N' Roll South
Not a chain, but a Rockford Original cooking it just for you. Sandwiches are made to order and the sides, including baked potatoes, are delicious. Each area location has its own, distinct personality.
RavenStone Castle B&B
Step back in time and delight in the ambience of a 16th century style, greystone castle. Located in rolling farm country just south of Harvard, IL. RavenStone Castle features three Medieval theme guest rooms, private baths and European-style breakfast.
Garrett's Restaurant and Bar
Upscale, casual bar and grill specializing in salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas with specials every night. Attached to The Golf Shack, the combination of a golf superstore, driving range and full-service bar and grill is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Outdoor patio overlooks the driving range in the warmer months.
Arte Verde Garden Center and Landscape Co.
Come see the area's largest selection of top-quality plants, including annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, and shrubs. Farm animals and exotic birds. Unique plants not found in other garden centers. A name that stands for quality!
CITY: Poplar Grove
The quaint shop opened in the fall of 2001, selling pumpkins and barn wood crafts. Antiques and crafts, from furniture and home decor to primitives, tools and vintage farm equipment -- there's a wide assortment to choose from.
The Golf Shack
All-encompassing golf retailer, with a 10,000 square foot retail showroom, heated outdoor driving range, teaching academy, cafe, bar and beer garden.
Steel Heart Ltd.
Unique showroom & warehouse sprawls over an impressive 50,000 square foot inside the historical Starline building, which is the perfect showroom for their pieces. With the outside of the building encased with climbing ivy, huge skylights, and old wooden beams and floors, their products feel at home here. Shop a vast collection of home and garden decor featuring arbors, gazebos, trellis, planters, wall baskets, chandeliers, statuary, antiques, cast iron and more.
Kirkland Family Restaurant
A great place to meet and eat! Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our Friday fish fry begins at 11am. Join us for delicious food, friendly service, and great prices!
Family owned -- fine furniture. 53 years of business
All My Stitches Quilt Shop
Quilting fabric, books, patterns, notions, and classes. Come check us out!
Bank Block Antiques and More
Antiques, collectibles, furniture, floral arrangements, jewelry, glassware, made-to-order furniture and shelves, in-home help with decorating and more.
Woodstock Harley Davidson
The Midwest Superstore, Woodstock Harley Davidson, where you can purchase as well as rent one of their new Harley-Davidsons for the day, week, or special events. Everything from street rods to V-rods. Many special events to enjoy too.
Sleep Inn - Rockford
The Sleep Inn® hotel is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway Business 20 and Interstate 90. This Rockford hotel provides superior amenities, including a free deluxe continental breakfast, free weekday newspaper, free local calls, fresh baked cookies in the evening and a fitness center. Business travelers will find free high-speed Internet access, oversized work desks and access to copy and fax services. There is also a meeting room available to accommodate most events and business functions. Celebration Suites feature whirlpools, fireplaces, sofa sleepers, microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms come equipped with free HBO, coffee makers and more.
Royal Victorian Manor B&B
Royal Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast is an 1894 Victorian home that has evolved to offer the perfect combination of modern amenities while maintaining its original majestic qualities. Featured as the "The Cherry Street Inn" in the movie "Groundhog Day" (1992), this majestic painted lady is designed to cater to the discerning traveler. Located in Woodstock, Illinois, the Manor is celebrated as a historic and cultural vacation retreat.
We've been told we're "Not just the usual" garden and gift shop. We focus on Garden and Yard Art that is both functional and fun. You never know what unique, new or crafted item you might find here!
Then and Now Gift Shop
Unique and specialty items located in the Boone County Historical Society Museum.
Quality Suites - Rockford
Quality Suites of Rockford is one of the metro's all suite hotels located conveniently at East State Street off I-90. Hotel offers 95 elegant newly remodled spacious suites, including 10 whirlpool suites at prices you would expect to pay for a standard room in Chicago hotels; indoor pool, 24 hour fitness center and guest passes to Bally Total Fitness! Our full hot breakfast buffet features everything from biscuits and gravy to eggs, meat, waffles and more. Complimentary snacks and soda at Manager's Reception 5-7pm Monday-Saturday. Pets under 30 lbs. are allowed with no extra fee; 24-hour guest laundry and 2 business centers, Free Wireless Internet.
The Family Gathering Amish Furniture
Handcrafted Amish furniture, can be custom built to your specifications. Built only by true Amish craftsmen, with every attention to detail using only solid pieces of wood. Built to last for generations to come! Onsite gourmet coffee bar.
The Country Club
Here, at The Country Club, we produce handmade candles, soaps and bath products. Our wonderful soaps, lotions and bath bombs are carried in stores nationally and locally. Our hand-raised goats provide us with milk, which is used in many of our products. We have a full line of glycerin soap by the slice, and cold process soaps, as well as silky goat milk lotion in many fantastic fragrances. Our candles are well-known, and come in a huge variety of scents. We are really just a little shop full of unique soaps, candles and bath products.
Colonial Antique Mall and Restoration Center
150 Quality dealers in spacious 35,000 square foot mall, featuring largest furniture inventory in Northern Illinois including: Architecturals, built-ins, mantles, lamps & fixtures. PLUS: 85 showcases - jewelry, collectibles. No reproductions or crafts.
The Mink Barn - Furs by Talidis
Hundreds of ready-made garments. Specializing in mink but also have long hair and sheared beaver, raccoon, foxes of all shades, lynx, Russian sable.
Angelic Organics Learning Center
We offer public and custom programs for children, adults, and families on our beautiful, organic farm to help build the local food system. Whether its a day camp or a cheese making workshop, participants gain hands-on experience preparing farm-fresh food, from field to table, while learning about organic agriculture and the whole farm system in the process. The Learning Center also offers farmer training and support to beginning farmers and facilitates youth-led urban agriculture projects in Chicago and Rockford.
Chicago Northwest KOA Campground
Tent, vehicle, and cabin sites. Game room, pavilion, playground, and laundry facilities.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois is the only building ever designed by the famed architect for a person with a disability. Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent commissioned and lived in the home from 1952 until early 2012, when it was acquired by a private foundation and added to the National Register of Historic Places. This single-story Usonian home is both functional and beautiful, decades ahead of ADA accessibility requirements. The home features a solar hemicycle footprint, patio, fishpond, carport, and outdoor connectivity to the natural landscape. The modest home is built of Chicago Common Brick and Red Tidewater Cypress and much of the labor and materials were sourced locally from Rockford.
Wild Thyme Herb Garden
Herbs, whole food, vitamins, flower essences, books, essential oils, magazines, plants, seeds and homemade soap. The store in Genoa is for people who want to get back to nature. Unique gifts. Finest quality herbal products available.
Fatt Cat Cafe
Fatt Cat Cafe is a great place to enjoy lunch with friends, serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. It is a beautiful place for special occasions.