Recreation & Destinations
Midway Village Museum, in Rockford, is filled with unique artifacts from the region’s history, including this airplane currently housed in the Flight Gallery.

Midway Village: A Great Place to Experience Local History


Whether you visit the history museum indoors or the Victorian village outdoors, Rockford’s amazing history museum provides many chances to engage with the stories of the people who’ve shaped our region.

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Enjoy some authentic Italian Cuisine at da Baffone Cucina Italiana in Crystal Lake, Ill.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Spring Edition

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






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The Rockford Ski Broncs kick off their 50th season on May 26, at Shorewood Park, in Loves Park, Ill.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






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About 70,000 people visit Sinnissippi Park each year to see these large works of art.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Winter Edition

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






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Enjoy Paleofest 2017 At Burpee Museum of Natural History on March 3-5 in Rockford.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






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Recreation & Destinations NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – January 11, 2017

  Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Right in Our Region: The 31st Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition will take place next week, even though there’s no significant snow in the weather…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 4, 2017

  Discovering Burpee All Over Again Right in Our Region: The Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the theme…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 14, 2016

  These Shows Light Up the Holidays Right in Our Region: Holiday light shows around our region are transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. For just a few more…
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