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Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
+1 815-229-9390
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Great Way to Spend a Morning

We ate a terrific breakfast at Fresco’s and then toured the Garden. What a wonderful Saturday... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SkipperBill2
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Belvidere, Illinois
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Great site in city

This Jap garden is very nicely designed back in the late 70’s. Great to stroll along and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MJbLimbricht
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Limburg Province, The Netherlands
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OPEN SEASONALLY MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31: Anderson Japanese Gardens is proud of its longstanding reputation as one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America. Our passion, however, is how the Garden positively impacts individuals and the communities where they live. We are committed to presenting first-class programs, events, and opportunities that bring people together in this uplifting natural setting.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi fish” (29 reviews)
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LOCATION
318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
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+1 815-229-9390
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"tea house"
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"koi fish"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful place"
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"tuesday night"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 29 reviews
"united states"
in 11 reviews
"guest house"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful japanese"
in 7 reviews
"water features"
in 16 reviews
"take your time"
in 8 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 8 reviews
"relaxing walk"
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"from chicago"
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"rockford area"
in 14 reviews
"visiting rockford"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate a terrific breakfast at Fresco’s and then toured the Garden. What a wonderful Saturday morning! I can’t believe more people were not doing the same thing.

Thank SkipperBill2
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Jap garden is very nicely designed back in the late 70’s. Great to stroll along and enjoy the wonders of nature. We spoke to staffmembers making their round in garden. Very friendly and helpfull! Inside resto with outside terrace. Nice and recommended.

Thank MJbLimbricht
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is amazingly beautiful and tranquil Japanese garden. Lots & lots of waterfalls. Lots of walking on uneven and rocky paths & steps. They so have wheelchair & stroller routes, but you can't see the really cool stuff from those. Lots of benches to sit...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I signed up for the private tour which also included a jaunt to the Frank Lloyd Wright house in the area. Well worth it to spend the money...our garden docent was terrific. She knew so many fun facts and was also well-versed in Japanese culture,...More

Thank NYCHoosier10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anderson’s is a hidden gem in Rockford. Once in the garden you will swear you entered a Japanese garden in Japan. Stunning in every corner. Very relaxing. Bring your camera!

Thank Troy V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. So quiet and serene. The trees and plants are beautiful. I love to go in the spring when it's not so hot and the plants are blooming. Also in the fall when the trees are changing colors. Bring your cameras. So...More

Thank pitpat3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was top notch for our evening concert listening to the Strange Americans. The shuttle service was timely, food and drinks were readily available for purchase, and the facility and crew handled a large crowd in a very easy and professional manner. We will be...More

Thank DPJ61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a special trip down from central Minnesota to see the gardens. Worth the trip! So beautiful and peaceful. The restaurant there was delicious!!

Thank Kari M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to have here right in the middle of Rockford. So relaxing and calming to wander along the meandering pathways. Many places to just stop and enjoy along the way.

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anderson Japanese Gardens is awesome. There are many different areas to look at and appreciate. The pond is really cool.

Thank Jesse S
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Marsha C
18 August 2018|
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Response from WheelingTraveler | Reviewed this property |
There is a section of the garden that can only be accessed by stairs like the area around the tea house. And in addition the waterfall area will be impossible.
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Chrissy L
12 August 2018|
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Response from kayn0te | Reviewed this property |
No, and it would be disappointing to try.
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gizzyrambo
29 June 2018|
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Response from duohoa | Reviewed this property |
Adult $9.00 Children under 5 year old Free , 62 plus $8.00 , Student $7.00
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