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Rockford Travel Guide  

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The city of Rockford is located in Winnebago County in the state of Illinois, USA. Rockford is the county seat of the state. Founded in 1834 as the village of Midway, Rockford received its name in 1837.
The annual average temperature is around 11°C. It is best to avoid travel between the months of March and June, when this region is prone to thunderstorms.
This region has a rich history, with the Irish and the Swedish settling here in the late nineteenth century. Other ethnic groups include the African-Americans and Hispanics. This region was an important military centre for training soldiers in the early twentieth century.
With a population of around 150,100, most locals are engaged in commerce and industry.
Rockford is home to several nationally well-reputed manufacturing units, including machine tools and agricultural equipment.

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Overall Guide : The Rockford area is mainly famous as an outdoor destination. Parks like Winnebago County Forest Preserve District and Rock Cut State Park also offer several Golf Courses. Anderson Japanese Garden is a top ranking Japanese Garden of North America, which... more offers rare shrubs and trees. The Discovery Center Museum is a famous destination for children and displays interactive exhibits dealing with science and technology. Burpee Museum of Natural History houses Jane the Rockford T-Rex! The Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum offers an interactive demonstration of the 19th century life. The Rockford Art Museum completes the whole museum campus. The Coronado Theatre is an exquisitely decorated movie theater. The tallest building in Rockford is the former Faust Hotel which is the tallest building in Rockford.   Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center is a community music organization that holds live performances by both the local and national artists.
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