Explore the best things to do in Rockford

Located off I-90 and about seven miles from downtown Rockford, the Radisson puts you close to the city’s top attractions. After a day of on-site conference sessions, you can easily attend a concert at the Coronado Performing Arts Center or join colleagues to cheer on the IceHogs at BMO Harris Bank Center. Looking for things to do outside? Stroll through Anderson Japanese Gardens, wander around Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, or rent equipment for a skiing or canoeing excursion at Rocktown Adventures. Families with children won’t want to miss the exciting rides at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor or Volcano Falls Adventure Park, both less than 10 minutes from your comfortable room or suite.

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Aldeen Golf Club

1.86 mi / 3 km from the hotel
Recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the country’s top-ranked golf courses for less than USD 50, this scenic 18-hole course features a clubhouse, an on-site restaurant, and an instruction center.

Anderson Japanese Gardens

4.8 mi / 7.72 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.

Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

3.93 mi / 6.33 km from the hotel
In addition to a variety of outdoor sports fields and picnic areas, Sportscore Two features Wedgbury Stadium and an Indoor Sports Center with a restaurant, golf facilities, and an equipment store.

Mercyhealth Sportscore One

6.47 mi / 10.42 km from the hotel
With over 20 sports fields, two playgrounds, and a boat ramp, this complex offers something for the whole family. Take the kids for a day of outdoor fun with soccer, softball, fishing, and more.

BMO Harris Bank Center

6.49 mi / 10.44 km from the hotel
Home of the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, this expansive venue hosts sporting events, ice-skating shows, and major concerts.

Burpee Museum of Natural History

6.11 mi / 9.84 km from the hotel
Explore three floors of exhibits at this dynamic educational facility. Don’t forget to say hello to Jane, the museum’s famous juvenile T. rex skeleton, during your visit.

Carlson Ice Arena

3.75 mi / 6.04 km from the hotel
This arena offers a 185-by-80-foot ice rink with seating for more than 600 spectators. The rink hosts a regular schedule of hockey games, figure-skating competitions, and public skating opportunities.

Coronado Performing Arts Center

6.34 mi / 10.2 km from the hotel
Attend a rock concert, a classical symphony performance, a stand-up comedy show, or a Broadway-style production at Rockford’s premier performing arts center.

Discovery Center Museum

6.14 mi / 9.88 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.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

1.58 mi / 2.55 km from the hotel
Illinois’ largest water park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features tube rides, waterslides, and a lazy river.

Volcano Falls Adventure Park

3.81 mi / 6.13 km from the hotel
Enjoy miniature golf, laser tag, go-karts, arcade games, and batting cages at this seasonal entertainment complex.

UW Health Sports Factory

6.33 mi / 10.19 km from the hotel
One of the Midwest's largest indoor sports facilities, this center has courts for volleyball, pickleball, basketball, and dodgeball. Take a stroll on the path along the river, and then recharge with a meal at the on-site sports bar and restaurant.