The 10 Best Things to Do in Rockton, United States

January 11, 2018 Phylicia Berquist

Rockton is a village in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. It is located in the Rock River Valley and is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,685 at the 2010 census, up from 5,296 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Rockton

1. Rock Cut State Park

7223 West Lane Road, Loves Park, IL 61011 +1 815-885-3311
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Rock Cut State Park

Scenic park of 3,092 acres that offers many recreational options such as camping, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Reviewed By megturley - Machesney Park, Illinois

This park is fun for paddling, hiking and camping. Paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and paddleboats can all be rented. In the winter you can rent skis and snow shoes. They have a beach that is closed right now but hopefully will reopen next season. The beach is super cheap and a nice shallow place to bring kids to swim and have some fun in the sand. There is a place that sells food and ice cream near the main lake. The park can get crowded on warm days.

2. Historic Auto Museum

13750 Metric Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073-7638 +1 815-389-7917
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Historic Auto Museum

Reviewed By magnme2001 - Rockford, Illinois

Forced my 15 year old daughter to go with me. It was incredible. By the time we entered into the "Gangland " area she was having a great time. They have everything Westerns... Elvis... Tons of presidential cars and memorabilia...a room dedicated to Abraham Lincoln... Three Batman cars... Tons of cool things from old TV show... The list goes on and on. This is a must visit. Admission was very reasonable and the area dedicated to old TV shows will bring back great memories. They have set up a wonderful fun atmosphere. Don't miss out... You'll be glad you visited.

3. Beloit Farmer's market

100 State St, Center of Downtown, Beloit, WI 53511-6234 +1 608-365-0150
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 33 reviews

Beloit Farmer's market

Reviewed By jhelena2014 - Beloit, Wisconsin

The Beloit Farmers Market is a great way to start your weekend. Get there Saturday soon after 8 a.m. with your shopping bags. The vegetables are freshly harvested and the vendors friendly. If you're looking for a gift, there are also crafts and unique metal sculptures; also dog treats, meat, fish and garden decorations and plants. Hungry? Stop at a food truck or local bagel shop. There's more...just go and see for yourself!!

4. Inspired Life Art Studio

201 W Main St, Rockton, IL 61072-2418 +1 815-391-0392
Excellent
100%
Good
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5 based on 4 reviews

Inspired Life Art Studio

Art studio offering many options for all age groups. One-day/night workshops, ongoing art classes, and art retreats feature painting, drawing, mixed media, and lettering classes.

Reviewed By RockyShoal - Illinois

This is a wonderful creative Art Studio in quaint downtown Rockton, Il. The white brick building is on a corner lot with parking in front & on the side. There are a couple of steps to get into the studio. There looks to be original wood floors and has a lot of character. They offer a number of different art mediums to work with. Tabatha, the owner makes each class fun and she always is teaching you something new. I hope if you read this review you visit the studio and take at least one class. I have taken the Art Journaling class and a Painting class. My husband, who does not consider himself to be into art even joined me for a class and we had a blast.

5. Beloit Snappers

2301 Skyline Dr, Beloit, WI 53511-2651 +1 608-362-2272
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Beloit Snappers

The Beloit Snappers are a Minor League Baseball team based in Beloit, WI and are a Class-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in the MiLB Midwest League. The Snappers play their home games at Pohlman Field and have been providing affordable, family entertainment to Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois since 1982.

Reviewed By Smudgecats - Chicago

I've been here a few times, and it is always fun. Class A affiliate of the Oakland A's. Ballpark is on the north side of town. Plenty of parking. Sometimes free. Good food. Check the schedule: some games have food and beer specials. (Miller Lite for a buck or two last year!)

Get grandstand seats -- covered from sun. But be aware that some row have poles at both ends that require you to hop over a row to get in. Not for those of us with lousy knees or a few years on us!

6. Rockford Speedway

1601 W Lane Rd, Loves Park, IL 61115-1623 +1 815-633-1500
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Rockford Speedway

Reviewed By Brookelynn T

I have grown up around the speedway and always loved going on saturday nights to watch racing. Now my son is 7 and he loves it too! The speedway has brought in several new attractions and food vendors. Can get a little pricey if ubhave a large family. But worth the wholesome fun for all!

7. Coral Cove Family Fun Center

586 Progressive Ln, South Beloit, IL 61080-2612 +1 815-543-4690
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

Coral Cove Family Fun Center is a family-friendly entertainment establishment for all ages, located in the Stateline area at the corner of Industrial Pkwy and Progressive Lane in South Beloit. Our 12,000 sq. ft. facility features arcade games, Bowlingo, bounce houses, and a snack bar. We also offer party packages.

Reviewed By Heather H

-affordable all day pass for a variety of bouncy houses (which get changed out periodically so kids get new experiences on subsequent visits)
-lots of arcade options for wee little ones to older teens
-quaint eating/wifi area
-great option for cold, rainy days or to beat the heat
-ticket redemption area
-super monthly events
-frequent visitor cards
-massage chairs/TV area for adults is a great idea, but the last few visits they were broken &/or dirty; I think an elevated viewing area where kids are not allowed would be a wonderful addition

8. Beckman Mill

11600 S County Road H, Beloit, WI 53511-9203 +1 608-751-1551
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Beckman Mill

The mill is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, May-October. Beckman Mill is located at Beckman Mill County Park, 6 miles west of Beloit, Wisconsin. On the grounds of the 50-acre county park you will see an authentically restored 1868 grist mill, a new dam, mill pond,fish ladder, foot bridge, saw mill display, 1840s cooperage, visitor center, gift shop, creamery, blacksmith shop, picnic shelter, vintage garden, nature trail and more. The showpiece of the park is the Beckman Mill, the restoration of which was completed in 1997 by the Friends of Beckman Mill's volunteer work crew. It is operational with power being supplied by its original 1860s water driven Leffel turbine. In the event alternate power is needed, the mill can be operated by its vintage two-cylinder gasoline engine. The mill was built shortly after the Civil War by millwright William Howe of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In 1882 it was acquired by August Beckmann who had previously operated mills in nearby Juda and Hanover. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. We invite you to come visit us!

Reviewed By Sandra F - Chicago, Illinois

This is a great place to take a quiet stroll and enjoy the sounds of the waterfall and lovely sights. The historic buildings make for a memorable backdrop to the afternoon, and the gardens are lovely.

9. Angela's Attic

1020 Gardner St, South Beloit, IL 61080-1411 +1 815-389-1679
Excellent
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

Angela's Attic

Reviewed By Zebra_45678 - Indianapolis, Indiana

This is a huge antique mall. There is a large amount of vintage and antique items, as well as a few booth with newer stuff. Some areas are bit flea market and arts and crafts and some booths were really cluttered. I think this is about 40/30/30 on antiques, vintage, flea market/crafts. I thought the prices were OK on most items I've seen in the past.

You need a good 3 hours to get through the whole place. Staff is friendly, and they are short on staff too. I doubt I would stop here, just too many booths with newer items for me.

10. Turtle Island Playground

1530 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Turtle Island Playground

Reviewed By holdthephoneplease - Rockford, IL

A unique little park, totally free, wish I'd have found it sooner!

A little manmade stream runs through the playground, and kids are able to play in it.

Nice, clean sand pit with fake dinosaur bones, cool for the future dino digger.

Well-built wooden structure with platforms, great for climbing and playing, a decent slide, probably intimidating for teeny ones.

My kids like the lion head water fountain and big turtle sculpture.

Only negatives are a few bees (it's outdoors, what can ya do) and the parents who pay no attention to their kids knocking kids off the slides and such.

There's also nearby paddle boats for rental and a very basic snack bar (cash only for both) and an indoor and outdoor facility for events. A lot of grad parties, community events, and such.

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