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YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY IN RockfoRd, IllInoIs Welcome to Real. original. Rockford: a little city with big life. Rockford is the home of cheap Trick, sock Monkeys and swedish Pancakes. We also have the oldest family-owned Harley davidson retailer in the country, the beloved ski Broncs ski show team and some of three of the finest craft breweries you will find – Prairie street Brewing co., carlyle Brewing co. and Pig Minds Brewing co. our Peaches were a ragtag team of WWII-era women whose passion and courage made us baseball fans. our IceHogs, the AHl affiliate of the chicago Black- hawks, with their skill and speed, have made us hockey fanatics. In fact, thanks to our amazing sports facilities and active lifestyle, almost a weekend doesn’t go by without a sports tournament, run/walk event, or biking experience taking place. A 66 million-year-young T-Rex with a dangerous grin in- spires awe and gives us perspective at the Burpee Mu- seum of natural History and, right next door, get hands-on fun at one of the top-rated family-friendly mu- seums in the country at the discovery center Museum and see one of the finest art collections in the Midwest at the Rockford Art Museum. our reputation is so green we’ve earned two verdant nicknames: “The forest city” and “city of Gardens.” from the world-class Anderson Japanese Gardens to the perfect in all seasons klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, our green spaces will make you smile. don’t forget to check out Rock cut state Park for amazing trails, fishing and camping. You’re always In Good company here with locals who are passionate about their city and want you to love it as much as they do. learn more at www.gorockford.com. And by the way, we have the best pizza in the country. 146 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest