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SK-8 Skateboard Heaven
This 11,000-sq.-ft. skateboard park features obstacles, ramps, rails, ledges, spines and bowls. Built specifically for skateboards and in-line skates, this facility is popular with both skaters and spectators.
Come visit our unique Catholic Gift Store. Not only do we carry books and bibles, but we offer gifts from Russia, Yugoslavia, USA, and The Holy Land. Our "made in Freeport" assortment of crosses are a must see, and every inch of the store is filled with our rich tradition and faith. Our selections serve all denominations. We pride ourselves in the selection of jewelry, nativities, pictures, music, videos, rosaries, and baby items. We carry first communion dress as well as baptismal gowns. Yard statues make great house warming gifts. You will be greeted and welcomed by the friendly staff of Mary's Mantle. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Rock Hollow Conservation Club Clubhouse
Family owned, friendly, comfortable lodge atmosphere known of premium Angus steaks, burgers, exotic meats (smoked pheasant, duck, and buffalo), and exceptional fish fry serving catfish, walleye and blue gill. Relax in the lounge area by the real wood fireplace. Enjoy the country setting with a great deck, camping, and sand volleyball courts. Full bar, carry outs, catering, entertainment, outdoor dining, indoor range. Banquet facilities for 250. Reservations recommended for large groups.
Family-oriented roller skating with video/redemption games and a complete snack bar including pizza. Birthday, private parties, and all night lock-ins are available. Information on Skate Station is also available on a free phone app, SK8 YEAH. Open: October thru April.
Busy B Embroidery
Custom embroidery, sports clothing, iron-ons, gifts, candles, crafts, candy, popcorn and cookie bouquets
Richland Creek Wetlands
A wetlands conservations area adjacent to the Jane Addams Recreation Trail. A wonderful spot for birding and watching wild animals.
Main Street Antique Mall
More than 30 dealers with fine furniture, primitives, oak, Redwing pottery, quilts, glassware, vintage books, linens, collectibles and jewelry.
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.
Beef-A-Roo - The Depot - Roscoe
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.
Imperial Palace Chinese Restaurant
Voted "Best Ethnic Food" in the region sixteen years in a row. Specializing in Mandarin, Szechwan, and Hunan cuisine with over 100 dinner entrees. Carryout, children's menu, full bar. Banquet facilities for 50.
Country Inn and Suites - Freeport
At Country Inn and Suites there is one goal - to make you feel at home. They promise to offer caring, consistent and comfortable service to ensure a relaxing enjoyable stay. They offer a complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, free wireless high speed internet access, Club Carlson Reward program, indoor pool and whirlpool and a fitness center. These are just a few of the exceptional amenities they offer every guest. The hotel has been voted "Best in the Region" for the past 14 years in a row. It offers consistency you can count on at just the right price. Senior discount, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Matercard and Visa. Rates: $99.00 to $169.00.
This Is It Eatery
Enjoy this artsy alternative for discriminating diners with a fun attitude and great food including weekly specials, homemade soups, signature salads, and their own pretzel burger. Wine, wine cocktails and beer, carryout, catering service, children' menu, entertainment, and outdoor dining.
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
Gift and quilt shop offering fabric, notions, quilting accessories, and many specialty gift items including wine accessories, wall art, Willow Tree and Williraye Studio. Open: Monday thru Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm; Friday: 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm.
CITY: Pearl City
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.
Wenger's Springbrook Cheese
Visit this artisan cheesemaker with a small retail outlet featuring Muenster and Swiss cheese made on the premises; also featuring cheeses from other area cheesemakers. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8 am - 2 pm; Saturday: 8 am - Noon.
West Motel - Freeport
This pleasant, family-owned 19-room motel offering good service is located on the west edge of the city near restaurants and gas stations. Non-smoking rooms; king size beds; cable tv; movie channels; in room phones; iron and ironging board, hairdryer, in room refrigerator and microwave; free coffee; pets welcome; senior citizens and multiple night discounts. American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa.
Deininger Floral Shop
Deininger's offers flowers for all occasions with both traditional and contemporary designs, fresh-cut flowers, blooming plants, green plants, planters, and gift items.
Super 8 - Freeport
This 67-room hotel offers suites; handicapped and non-smoking rooms; indoor pool; exercise facilities, cable TV with HBO; free highspeed internet; in room phones with a second line; iron and ironing boards; coffee makers; deluxe continental breakfast. AARP, group, and multiple night discounts. American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa.
The Gallery Cafe is located inside the Freeport Public Library and serves healthy entrees for the lunch crowd, including turkey/bacon wrap, veggie wrap, black bean & spinach wrap. Fruit bowls, salads and a variety of desserts are available as well as lattes and cappuccinos. Carryout, catering for Library meeting room gatherings.
Freeport Bicycle Company
Located in a recently restored historic storefront, Freeport Bicycle Company is a family bicycling center with retail sales of Trek, Surly, Mirraco, and Haro, plus full service bicycle repair. Open April thru October: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; November thru March: Wednesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.
K & T Greenhouses and Landscaping
We offer 18 thousand square feet of green houses, with annuals, perennials, vegetables and much more. Open: April thru July: Daily: 8 am - 6 pm; Fall: Daily 8 am - 5 pm
Jewelry, including sterling and 14k gold, diamonds and gemstones. In store repair, engraving, pearl restringing, and free cleaning of all jewelry.
AJ's Lena Maid Meats
AJ's Lena Maid Meats is a complete meat processing company and retail sales outlet founded over 50 years ago. The high quality locally raised meats are cut the way you want with many specialty cured meats and sausge products as well as local cheeses, unique grocery items, gift boxes, party trays, custom and wild game processing and beef and pork sides and quarters.
This two acre park features picnic and playground areas, two sand volleyball courts, a soccer field, and a basketball court.
Taylor Park - Freeport
Taylor Park was originally a trotting-horse track and gives this park its oval shape and flat terrain. There are picnic areas shelters, playground areas, a three-diamond lighted softball complex, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a sand volleyball court. A concession stand is open during softball season.
Country Girl Floral and Gifts
This lovely 4,000 square foot shop offers home decor and a large selection of silk flower arrangements as well as fresh flowers. It is full of seasonal and everyday gifts and home decorating ideas. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am 3 pm
Bunker Hill Dog Training and Specialty Store
This specialty store offers dog and cat food, toys, collars, leads, carriers, coats, mugs, picture frames, shampoos, and training and grooming equipment. Also specialty breed purses, wallets, sweatshirts, and more. Grooming and training are also available.
CITY: German Valley
Visit the KOA for a complete variety of camping experiences. It's a fun place to be.
Cedarville Skate Park
Skaters of all skill levels will enjoy the half and quarter pipes, pyramid, "roller coaster" and kink rails on the 7,500 square foot skate pad. The skate park is also open to bikes. Other attractions include a playground, sheltered picnic area, sand volleyball court, basketball court and ten fitness stations along a .5 mile blacktop walking path. Open: Dawn to Dusk.
All Veterans Memorial Park of Stephenson County
This park honors all of the veterans from Stephenson County. It contains large era stones from all conflicts. Benches surround concrete walkways, and a large brick memorial garden if featured. A Gold Star Family Memorial is dedicated to all who gave given their lives for our freedoms. Open: Daily: Dawn to Dusk.
Natural Water Gardens
Quality water gardening materials for the professional or hobbyist. Plus gifts, garden accessories, aquatic plants, Japanese Koi, and stone.
The Red Barn
A great stop on your trip, offering gourmet foods, gifts, seasonal wines and craft beers. Gift baskets are our specialty. Thirty flavors of whole bean of ground coffee on hand at all times. Browse through two floors of gifts to fit anyone's liking. Open Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday thru Thursday: 11 am - 5 pm; Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
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.
Celia's Gifts, Antiques and Home Furnishings
Celia's -- a shop filled with gifts for the kitchen and home, with antiques, penny rugs, home furnishings and seasonal decor.
Anne's Landscape Supply
This is a full service garden center with hundreds of quality plants, trees, shrubs, and landscape supplies including retaining wall, paving stones, fertilizer, mulch and more. Their knowledgeable staff will assist with all landscaping inquiries.
Royal Oaks Antiques and Collectables
This shop offers antique furniture, lamps, collectible cash registers, 50s memorabilia and historic Freeport items. Open Tuesday thru Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.
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.
Pearl offers an experience which is "upscale, from the chic decor to the original menu featuring high-end ingredients and sophisticated preparations." -- Shelly Hendricks for Rockford Register Star: "My Last Bite: Pearls's upscale dining doesn't cost a fortune"
Casual dining in a renovated fire station. Burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, carry outs and full bar. Banquet room available. Stop in to watch your favorite sporting event! Friday is All-U-Can Eat fish fry. Beer garden May-September.
J & K Antiques
Unique and unusual antique furniture, clocks and lamps. Refinishing and stripping of antique furniture also available.
Hand-stripping and refinishing of wood. Buffing and lacquering of all metals.
Enjoy a quality dining experience in the unique setting of a beautiful barn. Our menu's feature great salads, dinners, sandwiches, and daily specials. The restaurant is attached to The Red Barn with its fabulous selection of gourmet foods and gift items and next to The Mill Furnishings and Design offering fine furniture and accessories. Experience the entire complex. Carryout, children's menu, full bar, entertainment. Banquet facilities for 250.
Great hamburgers. Carryout, full bar. No credit cards. Lunch and Dinner.
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.
Stephenson County Historical Museum Gift Shop
Museum gift shop in the beautiful Oscar Taylor home offering unique gifts, historical books and toys, including books on local history, plus Rawleigh and McNess products.
Baymont Inn and Suites - Freeport
This hotel, where you can feel like home, is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Illinois Highway 26 north of Freeport. There are 63 rooms and eleven whirlpool suites. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise facilities, cable TV, free wireless high speed internet access, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes, desks, pets allowed with a $35 fee, on site coin laundry, dry cleaning available, complimentary enhanced breadkast.
Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad and Silvercreek Museum Ice Cream Social
All aboard the antique steam train as a 35 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose, and two passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30 feet above Yellow Creek. Puschase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, and browse for novelties in the Freight House. Visit the Silver Creek Museum which offers 25 rooms of early Americana, Henney Motor Company vehicles, which were manufactured in Freeport, and the operating Cooper-Corliss engine, a giant 130 ton steam engine. Enjoy an ice cream social serving sandwiches, chips, pie, cake and ice cream will be available at the Museum.
Route 20 Bar & Grill
Located on Highway 20 west of Freeport, Rt. 20 Bar & Grill offers casual dining in a great atmosphere. It specializes in homemade appetizers, great burgers, and daily specials at a great price. Weekend specials include a Friday Fish Fry offering cod, catfish, walleye, blue gill, and baked Salmon. Saturday night features prime rib, smothered chicken breast, steaks, chops, seafood and pasta dishes. Sunday features all you can eat broasted chicken. Full bar, carryout, catering service, entertainment, and banquet facilities for 100.
This full-service floral shop has been in business for over 50 years. It offers customized fresh arrangements, specializing in wedding flowers, sending and delivering around the world.
Raccoon Hollow Antiques
Come visit Raccoon Hollow Antiques and explore three buildings filled with a wide range of unique antiques and collectables. Furniture refinishing is also available. Open: Sunday: 10 am- 5 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm.
Sleep Inn - Rockford
The Sleep Inn® hotel is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway Business 20 and Interstate 90. Damon's Grill is located on the property. 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.
This quaint shop offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, used furniture and appliances. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am 3 pm.
Homemade specials, pies and soup. All you can eat soup and salad Monday thru Friday. Carryout, catering service, and banquet facilities for 120.
Shirts By Mom
Shirts By Mom specializes in custom made shirts and gifts. Sportswear with embroidered and heat transfer logos, business, sport and team logos. Also find a wide variety of gourmet foods, coffee and teas, plus gifts, pottery and gift baskets. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - Noon.
CITY: Rock City
Old-fashioned ice cream shop featuring 51 flavors of ice cream, plus hamburgers, and Chicago style hot dogs made with fresh, local products. Also, featuring custom made ice cream cakes ,cookies and German Chocolate cake. Dine in or carry out. Credit Cards accepted.
Dodds Park offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, three shelter houses, concession stand, two lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, two lighted ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, batting cages and two shuffleboard courts.
Josef of Barbados
Renowned Austrian chef Josef Schwaiger offers fine continental dining from Barbados. Seafood and oyster bar with a simple but elegant interior. Reservations suggested for Friday and Saturday evenings.
This state of the art fitness center offers indoor swimming, cardio equipment, free weights, circuit training, massage therapy, an indoor walking and jogging track, nursery, a woman's only area, over 40 weekly fitness and aquatic classes, and more.
Best Western Legacy Inn of South Beloit
Welcome to the Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites of South Beloit. After a good night's sleep on our pillow top mattresses, start off your day with our deluxe continental breakfast, which includes fresh waffles, fruit, cereal, breads and more. For our business travelers we also have free local phone calls, free faxes, and copy services, as well as a full service meeting room. During the rest of your stay relax by the indoor pool and whirlpool or kick back in one of out 67 spacious guest rooms that include free cable including HBO, in-room coffee, hairdryer, microwave, and refrigerator.
CITY: South Beloit
Byron Forest Preserve District (skating)
The Forest Preserve has one outdoor skating rink and warming shelter - open weekends.
Lions Park, at over 20 acres, features Splash Land Family Aquatic Center with a 180' waterslide, zero depth entry, many shade shelters, wet sand play area, water features and drop slide. The Splash Land Mini-Golf offers one of the nicest 18 hole miniature golf courses in the Midwest. It has over 275 plant varieties, 4000+ square feet of water areas, three waterfalls and challenges that the entire family will enjoy. The course is ADA compliant. Quench your thirst and your appetite at the Splash Land Food Court. Full restaurant offering sandwiches to soft serve and smoothies to salads - a true family food court. The park also offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, shelter house, a concession stand, volleyball and basketball courts, lighted ball diamond, batting cages and restrooms. A 110x110' ice rink is availabe in season.
Beef-A-Roo - Cafe Style
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: Loves Park
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
A fascinating opportunity to see a wide variety of migrating birds banded and released. Special events in spring and fall, including the annual BirdFest in early May. Located in the Colored Sands Forest Preserve in the northwestern corner of Winnebago County. Colored Sands, site of original and restored prairies, is one of the most beautiful natural areas in northern Illinois.
A dining experience with a hometown feel. Serving sandwiches, soups, wraps, homemade desserts and more, plus pizza on Thursday thru Saturday nights. Daily specials. Carryouts and catering.
Located off historic and scenic Stagecoach Trail. Offers picnic and playground areas, ball diamond, basketball court, bird watching on seven acres. In Waddams Grove.
Slurp & Burp
This is a fun, friendly and family oriented bar and grill located in a scenic area. Daily specials, sandwiches and fish on Fridays. Tenderloin sandwiches are a highlight. Carryouts, alcohol, entertainment.
CITY: Pearl City
View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy.
Megz Country Cheese
Direct from the factory, enjoy over 70 varieties of cheese, plus deli meats, sausage and salami. Sandwiches, soups, mustards, crackers, snacks, beverages, and Cedar Crest Ice Cream; plus cards, seasonal gifts and crafts, holiday cheese boxes and gift certificates. Cheese can be shipped. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm; Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
Residence Inn Rockford
Enjoy all the comforts of home in our lovely and spacious suites with full kitchens and comfortable living areas. Daily full hot breakfast buffet or our Manager's Social during the week. Relax in our refreshing pool and jacuzzi or blow off steam on the outdoor sport and basketball court. Enjoy free WiFi and our business center along with complimentary pases to 24/7 Anytime Fitness Center. Conveniently located close to I-90 and Bus. 20/E. State St., Magic Waters Waterpark, Midway Village Museum, Anderson Japanese Gardens, CherryVale Mall, SportScore soccer fields and ball diamonds, Rock Cut State Park and many local and chain restaurants.
Copperstone Inn is one of the most luxurious bed and breakfasts you will ever visit. The original limestone home was built in 1858 in traditional Greek revival style. This grand majestic limestone home exudes an ambiance of total elegance, comfort, and chic sophistication. Owners Richard Spanton Jr and Chrissie Spanton. The Inn is available for rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, weddings, bridal showers and upscale luncheons or cocktail parties.
Italian murals, fireplace, candlelit tables, white linen tablecloths. A touch of "Old Italy".
Evergreen Farm Inn
This charming farmhouse has been in the owner's family for five generations and stands hidden in the pine trees just waiting to offer guests a chance to experience the 1900's decor. Chat in the living room, or relax on the front porch swing as you experience the country atmosphere. Open April — October.
Classic Film Series: Hollywood and World War II
Highland Community College and the Stephenson County Historical Society partner with the Lindo Theatre to present this film series featuring World War II movies. There will be a brief introduction before each movie and a discussion led by Ed Finch, Director of the Historical Society, and Alan Wenzel, Speech and Communications Instructor at the College, following the movie. The featured movies are: January 8: "Casablanca" 1943; February 5: "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" 1944; March 5: "Run Silent Run Deep" 1955; April 2: "Pride of the Marines" 1945. As a bonus feature for buying a series ticket, the classic 1943 musical, "Hollywood Canteen" will be shown on April 30. There will be a 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm showing for each movie. All movies will be shown at the Lindo Theater. Entire Series plus Musical: $20; Per movie: $5.
Byron Recreational Path
Biking, running, and walking path. Starts at Byron Forest Preserve and crosses the Rock River to Sunshine Park then north of town.
Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza
This 2.5-acre park is dedicated to promoting peace and celebrating diversity. The plaza is located at the head of Rockford's 20-mile Perryville Path network of bicycle and recreational trails.
CITY: Loves Park
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Loves Park
Located just off I-90. As with all Holiday Inn Express hotels, our ample complimentary "Hot" Breakfast Bar and Simply Smart baths are the leaders in the industry. Complimentary WiFi and hard wired internet are included. Offers 119 beautiful rooms equipped with a mini refrigerator and microwave. A Business Center and meeting rooms are available. We also have a heated swimming pool and whirlpool with outside patio and grills, a cardiovascular fitness center. We are a pet friendly hotel.
CITY: Loves Park
Brush Creek Golf Course
This is a 9-hole, 36 par, 3218 yard course set on challenging terrain with three sets of tees. Weekday and Weekend Green Fees: 9 holes - $10: 18 holes - $13.00; Motorized Cart Rental: 9 holes - $10.00 per seat; 18 - holes - $14 per seat.
Lino's is a long-standing Rockford Italian eatery with lots of atmosphere. Full menu of pasta, pizza, veal, chicken and fish with nightly specials.
Pine Summit Tree Farm
Pick your own Christmas trees, custom saw-milling, and nursery stock.
Sally's Cookie Jar
Handmade and decorated cookies, cookie jars, cookie cutters, and cookie cookbooks. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Park Hills Golf Course
This award-winning (3 1/2 stars in Golf Digest) public course offers incomparable playing conditions on two 18 hole, 72-par courses. The gently rolling terrain, manicured greens and abundant wildflowers make Park Hills Golf Couse the destination for thousands of visitors every year. The West Course is 6600 yards, and the East Course is 6400 yards. Watered fairways, varying distance tees, a 300 yard driving range, clubhouse and pro shop are offered. Green Fees: Weekday - 9 hole: $16; 18 hole: $25, Weekend - 9 hole: $18; 18 hole: $28; Weekday or Weekend Cart Fees: 9 hole: $20; 18 hole: $32.
Ben Miller Memorial Park
This park provides a quiet scenic area ideal for family reunions and group gatherings. A large and a small shelter house, softball diamond, volleyball and basketball courts, playground, and wooded area are offered. A concession stand is open during softball season.
CITY: German Valley
Van Raden Memorial Park
The Van Raden Memorial Park features Lake Baalton, a three acre man-made lake stocked with bass, crappie, blue gill and catfish. A small shelter and playground area are also offered. A Veterans Memorial honoring all German Valley area service men and women, past or present is at the park
CITY: German Valley
Cliffbreakers Restaurant and Bar/Lounge
Overlooking the Rock River, furnished with antiques and architectural artifacts. Enjoy Cliffbreakers' Fauerbach beerstube lounge, martini lounge, eclectic menu, Carvery Buffet Thursdays, Seafood Buffet Fridays and Champagne Brunch Sundays.
Large, wooded park offers 43 acres of timber, grassland & bottomland with picnic and playground areas, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, fishing, and a small boat launch on Yellow Creek
CITY: Pearl City
Silver Creek Museum
This museum, operated by the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, which also operates the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad, offers 20 rooms of early Americana. Exhibts include 500 pieces of crockery, dolls, a recreated schoolroom and kitchen, art exhibits, quilts, tools and agricultural equipment, and many other historical exhibits. Also on the grounds is a display of antique machinery and an exhibit of Henny Motor Company vehicles which were manufactured in Freeport. Plus visitors can view the Cooper-Corliss engine, a giant 130-ton steam engine with a 25 foot flywheel which originally operated a rolling mill in a zinc plant. Special exhibits and events are featured throughout the year. Open: May thru October on selected holidays and weekends: 11 am - 4 pm.
Candlewood Suites - Rockford
All studio-room hotel convenently located off I-90 and State Street (US BR20). With easy access to I-39 and US Routes 20 and 43/Wisconsin, Candlewood Suites-Rockford is perfectly located near business and entertainment centers. Near Magic Waters water park, CherryVale Mall, and numerous golf courses. Located adjacent to Van Galder Bus Terminal with 24 hour shuttle service to O'Hare and Midway Airports. All studio-rooms have kitchens with full refrigerators. "Candlewood Cupboard" offers frozen entrees, breakfast items, snacks, 50-cent soft drinks, personal items, etc. Complementary High Speed Wireless Internet.
Baymont Inn & Suites - Rockford
Whether your stay is for business or leisure, our guests can enjoy Rockford with our hotel’s close proximity to area businesses and popular attractions. Guests enjoy our heated indoor pool and spa, fitness room, and complimentary enhanced breakfast at the Baymont Breakfast Corner which includes Belgium Waffles. Relax and take away the stress of the day in our pillow top mattresses. We offer contemporary rooms with the option to upgrade to a suite or Jacuzzi room. Our entire hotel has wireless internet access and several hardwire locations. We are pet friendly.
Old River School Historic District
This residential district includes original Freeport and the city's first street, Monterey, and was later known as the "Gold Coast". Points of interest include Freeport's oldest house (built in 1838), the childhood home of famed Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons, a monument honoring Freeport's founder, William "Tutty" Baker, and the Van Buren Bridge, built in 1885 of wrought iron.
Rock Hollow Conservation Club
Discover this awesome sportsmen's club conveniently located on the Pecatonica River. The club's activities include open trap and riffle ranges, hunting, shooting classes, gun auctions, pheasant shoots, sight-in-gun days, indoor range, camping and fishing. This conservation club specializes in dog breeding, training, and bull rentals. The club also offers quality home-raised beef, pork and pheasants through the Walsh Girls Cattle Company. A clubhouse with banquet facilities is also available to the public. Gun shop available and open to the public.
Features fine jewelry and watches, custom desing and remounting, unique estate and antique jewelry. Complete repair service.
Stephen Mack Home & Whitman Trading Post
Built in 1834 by fur trader Stephen Mack, one of the area's first settlers. Located at Macktown Forest Preserve, site of archeological dig, and golf course.
Mrs. Mike's Potato Chips
Mrs. Mike's old-fashioned, open-kettle style potato chips are cooked in vegetable shortening with no cholesterol to provide a great potato taste. They also offer gourmet cheesy popcorn as well. The Freeport Pretzel Company, and other party/picnic items are also for sale at the factory retail store. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Midwest's leading mattress retailer, including Sealy, Simmons, Stearns & Foster and Tempur-Pedic. Plus furniture and accessorites for the entire home at a price for all budgets. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm; Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm.
Stephenson-Black Hawk Trail
This scenic 13-mile trail for hiking and biking through the rolling hill of northwest Illinois offers both history and nature. The trail, as it follows county and township roads, is partially paved. Attractions include early pioneer sites, one of the highest natural points in the state, and also Blackhawk war sites. Trail maps are available at the Lena Community Park District Office. For those who complete the trail, trail patches and medals are available for purchase.
Gardens United Garden Walk
Some of the finest gardens in the Freeport area are opened for touring. The gardeners generously present their creative efforts for the pleasure of the public. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the colorful scenery. Plus a silent auction and a large variety of garden art items will be offered at one garden. Gardeners will be on site to answer questions and to talk about plants and their gardens. Master Gardeners will also be available to advise on garden questions. Gardens United benefits the Assault and Abuse Services of Stephenson County. Call for tickets and map, or drop by the Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center, 4596 US Route 20 East, Freeport) to purchase your ticket.