Comfort Inn & Suites
1133 N. 7th St.
Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: (815) 562-5551
Fax: (815) 562-3911
Visitors of this 2,225-acre wooded area in the Rock River Valley can enjoy terrific views of hardwood and pine trees from 120-foot bluffs. Lowden-Miller State Forest, situated across the Rock River from Castle Rock State Park, was named for former Illinois Governor Frank O. Lowden for his love of land and his dedication to reforestation. Enjoy hunting, trails, horseback riding, and camping while visiting.
Nestled besides the Rock River, Lowden State Park is a scenic parkland in Oregon. Spread across 207 acres (83.77 hectares), it was established in 1945 and is named in memory of Governor Frank Orren Lowden, a World War I veteran. The famous Black Hawk Statue (The Eternal Indian), a mammoth monolith carved by Lorado Taft is set here and is among the most recognized historical landmarks of the city. This park features picnic spots, drinking water, stoves, restrooms, camping facilities, trails, fishing and boating activities.
John Deere established his homestead on this site, and built his first "self-polishing" steel plow here. The new plow allowed the pioneers to till the sticky and moist prairie land. Visitors to the Historic Site will see the archeological site, with many of the artifacts actually found on the site; a blacksmith shop; John Deere's home which is authentically furnished with actual household objects that show how pioneers cooked, cleaned, bathed, and spent leisure hours; a visitor's center depicting the life of John Deere, the opening of the prairie, and the development of his plow; a gift shop; and a natural prairie as it existed over a century ago.
Nature preserve featuring 369 unspoiled acres with an unusual 90% concentration of native wildflowers. The Butterfly Garden has 56 types of plants that appeal to butterflies and hummingbirds. Offers paved path, trails, and gift shop.
155 acres of rare and unusual trees and shrubs on a 1.5 mile trail.
The midwest's largest public water park, with SplashBlaster water coaster, wave pool, body slides, tube slides, SplashMagic River, Little Lagoon, Caribbean SplashMagic Island, sand volleyball, lounge chairs, lockers, concessions, and picnic areas.Two Dark intertube, The Abyss
Dixon has many parks and recreation areas, the Page Park being one of them. Located off the Page Drive, this waterfront park offers stunning views of the adjoining river. The park with its serene surroundings is a peaceful haven to relax or simply zone out the city chaos. People taking an evening stroll or reading their book is a common sight at the Page Park.
Situated along the Rock River, Rockford's early settlers crossed the ford at Founder's Landing and laid the foundation for Rockford's industries. It was known as the 'Water Power District'. The park commemorates the pioneering spirit of the founders of this settlement. The statues of Germanicus Kent, Lewis Lemon and Thatcher Blake bear witness to the tenacity of these pioneers that has established Rockford as an industrious, socially conscious community. The Davis Park is an ideal venue for outdoor festivals, marquees, gala events and concerts.
A large floral clock, gardens and lagoon.
The Anderson Japanese Gardens are a treat for the senses and a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Cascading gardens with waterfalls and beautiful floral ornamentations ensure a peaceful time offering you the opportunity to connect with your inner self. The various trees planted translate the purpose of Anderson Japanese Gardens, from being a mere soothing destination to an educational one. Guided tours are arranged on prior intimation to help you connect with the nature. The garden also features a restaurant allowing you to dine close to nature.