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Rockford, Illinois. Originally part of two combined settlements named Midway, Midway became Rockford in 1837. The city's other nickname is... "The Forest City" on account of the elm trees that grew in the area. Learn more about the history of the city at Midway Village Museum and Erlander Home Museum. Learn more about the environment and even dinosaurs at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. About 10 miles away, you can go camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding at Rock Cut State Park in the warmer months. Go cross country skiing and brave the snowshoe trails there in winter. Enjoy more of the beauty of nature at the Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Pick your own apples at Curran’s Orchard. Go to Rockford City Market for local products and food. Enjoy the live music in the evenings. Indulge in delicious Swedish cuisine at the Stockholm Inn. Purchase some local brews on Drizly. Order your favorite alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and party supplies and get your order within 60 minutes.