Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, Rockford

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  • I went for the butterfly exhibit. I've been to butterfly wonderland in Arizona so I was kind of expecting that but it was very small compared to that. However that wasn't a deal breaker. The...  more »
  • I'll start by saying the Rockford Parks website isn't user friendly. They ask odd questions that you have to fill in to even get to where the tickets are shown. Since we are still doing timed...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to stop, rest and relax! Many many varieties of trees and plants to look at. Super nice pond with a fountain that lights up at night. Little creeks running into the pond. Several small waterfalls that are lovely! Large goldfish swimming around with ducks and even a pair of swans. Frogs sitting around... so much to look at. And all of this is on the outside of the conservatory! The conservatory building was closed but you could look in windows at all the amazing tropical plants. Benches all around to sit and relax on. Statues to look at. A great place that I just love stopping at. You should make a point to stop if you can!
  • We enjoy going here to see the amazing flowers and the butterflies. Large collection of a variety of flowers and a beautiful waterfall. They also have a food truck event periodically where you can sample different cuisines. Admission is reasonable. A must see if you’re in the Rockford area!
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