Recreation & Destinations
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Thomas the Tank Engine Comes To Life at Discovery Center Museum

The “Thomas & Friends” exhibit at the Discovery Center Museum encourages children to play while learning valuable concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Learn what else awaits for kids and adults this winter.

Aurora is home to the popular Paramount Theater, where Broadway shows grace the stage. About 300,000 people visit the award-winning theater each year. (Aurora CVB photos)
NWQ Getaway Guide, Holiday/Winter Edition

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

Take the entire family ice skating at Carlson Ice Arena, in Loves Park, Ill., and find special deals every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April.
Events @ a Glance: Recreation and Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

The Rockford Ravens Rugby Football Club gives people a chance to play rugby, make friends and serve in the community. (Samantha Behling photo)
Try Something New at Rugby Club

This unique sport is gaining popularity across the country and it’s catching fire among kids and adults in our area. Meet the players who make up the Ravens ruby club and find out how they’re making a positive impact.

The oversized macarons at Grandview Restaurant are entirely house-made, as are all items in the bread basket.
NWQ Getaway Guide, Autumn Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.