About Rock Falls Tourism

Urban Crossroads: Where City Life & Nature Meet

The Rock Falls area provides the perfect setting for activities during any season. As one of the greenest cities in Northwestern Illinois, nature & conservancy is our way of life.

Our communities boast outdoor fun and fitness year round and our diverse cultural backgrounds create a melting pot of unique festivals and events. Being only an hour to an hour and a half away from major cities, Rock Falls has the benefit of attracting unparalleled artists and entertainment.

We have clean air, active communities, the stunning Rock River, Hennepin Canal and gorgeous country-sides all offering the needed exposure to nature for help in restoring the mind & body. It’s no wonder that the Greater Rock Falls Area is getting noticed.

  • Lincoln - Manahan Home Museum

    April 11, 2017

    Abraham Lincoln, then 47, a lawyer and former congressman from Springfield, came to Sterling to speak at a rally for the Republican Party's first presidential candidate, John C. Fremont.  On July 18, 1856, a twist of fate brought Mr. Lincoln…
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