Explore the great outdoors and other fun things to do in Freeport, IL

You’ll find plenty of things to do near your room at the Country Inn & Suites, from an enriching tour of the Freeport Art Museum to an invigorating hike along the Jane Addams Trail. Families can play ball at nearby Little Cubs Field, a replica of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, or pack a picnic and head to Krape Park for a fun afternoon outdoors. The Stephenson County Historical Society Museum and Arboretum offers a fascinating look at playtime in the past with its collection of cast-iron toys from the Arcade Company. If you’re here on business, you can unwind with a round on the well-maintained Park Hills Golf Course or a comedy at Winneshiek Playhouse. Up for a day trip? About 35 minutes away in Rockford, you can stroll the romantic Anderson Japanese Gardens or let loose on the rides at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

29.43 mi / 47.36 km from the hotel
Take a group tour or explore these serene Japanese gardens on your own. The gardens also offer a restaurant and a visitors’ center.

Discovery Center Museum

27.89 mi / 44.89 km from the hotel
Let your little one’s curiosity guide your visit to Discovery Center Museum. Visit the award-winning outdoor Rock River Discovery Park and learn more about science and technology at this interactive museum.

Ferguson Fine Arts Center

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Ready for some comedy, drama, or music? You can get it all at the center’s 398-seat theater located on the Highland Community College campus. To see art by students, faculty, and local artists, head to the center’s Highland Gallery.

Freeport Art Museum

1.25 mi / 2.02 km from the hotel
Browse the impressive collection of art and artifacts at this museum, housed in a former school building that was built in 1911. To make the most of your visit, ask the knowledgeable staff for more information about your favorite pieces.

Jane Addams Trail

3.83 mi / 6.16 km from the hotel
Easy for walkers or beginner bicyclists, the Jane Addams Trail is nearly 19 miles long, winding through downtown Freeport and into the area's beautiful woodlands.

Krape Park

0.86 mi / 1.38 km from the hotel
Offering plenty of shady trees, a carousel, a disc golf course, boat rentals, and multiuse trails, this popular park is the perfect spot for a family picnic. Be sure to check out the park’s 44-foot waterfall and mini golf.

Little Cubs Field

0.63 mi / 1.01 km from the hotel
If you’re traveling with any younger Chicago Cubs fans, make plans to stop at this scale-model replica of Wrigley Field. Admission is free, and the facility offers a limited supply of balls and bats for visitor use.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

34.42 mi / 55.39 km from the hotel
Illinois’ largest water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features tube rides, waterslides, and a lazy river.

Oakdale Nature Preserve

3.38 mi / 5.44 km from the hotel
More than 133 acres of prairies, forests, and streams are yours to enjoy at this beautiful nature preserve. You can jog along the four miles of trails and stop to enjoy lunch in the picnic area.

Park Hills Golf Course

2.12 mi / 3.41 km from the hotel
Sling your clubs in the trunk and head out to play on one of the two 18-hole courses at this challenging golf spot.

Stephenson County Historical Society Museum and Arboretum

1.04 mi / 1.68 km from the hotel
Stroll this museum’s three-acre arboretum before touring its fascinating collection of vintage toys made in Freeport. You can also visit three historic buildings, including the beautiful Taylor House, once a station along the Underground Railroad.

Winneshiek Playhouse

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Home to the Winneshiek Players, said to be one of the country’s oldest continuous amateur theater groups, this venue entertains audiences throughout the year with everything from dramas to comedies and musicals.