Take a Tour

Rhonda’s Day Trip

Rock Falls - If you enjoy adventure, then grab your bag for a short drive through Rock Falls! You will be amazed at the beauty of the Rock River which hugs the Rock Falls shore. Pack you walking shoes and explore the great trails and paths along the Riverfront Park, Hennepin Canal, and museums of Rock Falls.

Louie Bellson began his journey here as a young man and he is now known as the best drummer of all times.Rock Falls offers a variety of hotels off of the interstate, and along the scenic Rock River, so check it out!

  • Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum

  • RB&W Riverfront Park

  • Hennepin Canal / Rock River area / Arduini Boat Ramp

  • Walk on top of of a dam and view the hydroelectric plant close-up

  • Louis Bellson’s Boyhood Home

Sterling - Our neighbor to the North, Sterling Illinois will puts the story in the History. View points of interest from Indian Mounds to the Lincoln Era, not to mention still - used historic movie theaters and drive Inn. Murals depict the history and the cemetery is a must see drive through. Sterling is also the international headquarters for Wahl Clipper Corp., now ran by the 4th generation of Wahl family. Check out the heritage, and history in Sterling IL.

  • Dillion Home Museum

  • Wahl Clipper Corp

  • Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Museum

  • The Lincoln Manahan Home

  • Downtown Sterling Murals

  • Sterling Theater and Midway Drive Inn

  • Sinissippi Park and Indian Mounds

Tampico - Ronald Reagan was born above a bank in this charming rural community .Explore the town where he played as a child and visited as a president. Stop by the Ronald Reagan Museum and souvenir shop!

  • Ronald Reagan Birthplace / Museum

  • Aqueduct South of town moving the canal above the green river

  • Amish school and church news the intersection of Rt. 172 and Rt. 92

Morrison - Beautiful historic building and homes are found in this Whiteside County Seat town. Situated on the Lincoln Highway, one can explore several must see stops. Don’t miss it! While you are there, grab a fat burger at Fat Boy’s and lunch with the judges ans attorneys of Whiteside County, and maybe even take in a card game.

  • Loft 112

  • Malvern Grist Mill

  • Morrison Herritage Museum

  • the Covered Bridge

  • Morrison - Rockwood State Park

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Outdoor Adventure Tour

Visit the Rock Falls area and escape against America’s #1 anti-activity, sitting. Activate your mind with what nature has to offer, You body will follow without even realizing. it! Rock Falls is the start of the magnificent Hennepin Canal. Lining the water way is a paved walking and bike path, and hidden away in the trees you will find the Upper- Trail that makes for a challenging hike. The waterway offers excellent fishing ans kayaking or canoeing opportunities. The Hennepin Canal draws in many water sport enthusiasts because of the cleat water and soft current, making for an easy paddle. The Geocaching and disk golfing accessible from the Canal’s walkway, make for a great outdoor adventure down the waterway. Most farms and attractions are by appointment only, so schedule your trip today!

  • The Hennepin Feeder Canal

  • Geocaching

  • Disk golf in Rock Falls

  • Rock Falls Trails

 

MileZ for MillennialZ Tour

A tour designed for our wonderful Millennial and Gen Z travelers.

Home to coffee houses, outdoor adventure, and authentic cuisine, Rock Falls Is the destination spot of any young persons dreams.

Start the day off with a rich cup of Java and a fresh, made daily baked good from Flip Side Coffee & Espresso. Rock Falls Also has some great breakfast restaurant such as Gazi’s, Family Table, and A’s Place. Rock Falls has the place to fuel up for your day on the town!

Take a walk around the uptown business district and experience the quaint shops of Rock Falls. The Chakra Tree Crystals, Odd Ball, Grammaz Saltz and More and many others shops make their mark on the developing Riverfront.

In the Summer months, enjoy the Rock Falls Farmers Market, for fresh locally-grown products and goods. Visiting not is Summer? Then check out the Twin City Farmers Market. This year-round indoor farmers market is open Saturday mornings from 8AM-Noon. Visit for the freshest veggies, and baked goods, local art, and hand made goods. Rock Falls Tourism hosts the annual Food Truck Fridays, and Art in the Park which are both located in the RB&W Riverfront Park. Check out our annual events page for dates and details.

Hungry? Make a stop at one of the many diverse restaurants around town. Touch of Thai, La Familia, The Candlelight Inn, Angelo’s, and so much more ensures for a taste if something new every time you dine in Rock Falls.

For dessert, grab a sweet treat at the Frosted Spoon! Open in the Summer, the Frosted Spoon offers a serve your own frozen yogurt, cafe, and Bubble Tea! Rock Falls also offers Dairy Queen, and Culver’s for some frosty treats!

The night is still young! check out the uptown nightlife! The pubs in Rock Falls offer live entertainment nearly every weekend. Rock Falls is part of the Sauk Valley Area, which offers a plethora of theaters, the Sterling Theater, AMC, and Midway Drive Inn on Rt.2 There is a lot of adventurer to be had, so get your camera ready, because there is a lot of exciting things to see on the MileZ for MillenialZ Tour!

  • Events in Rock Falls

  • Dining in Rock Falls

  • Night life

  • Midway Drive Inn

  • Flip Side Coffee & Espresso

  • Twin City Farmers Market

  • Rock Falls Farmers Market

  • Food Truck Fridays

  • Art in the Park


 

Twin Cities Treasure Tour

Indulge yourself by making your stay a weekend of treasure hunting! Check out the local antique mall, thrift shops, and consignment shops to find some true treasures!

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Rock Falls

  • Showplace antiques & Treasures

  • Goodwill

  • Stage Two Resale

  • Only the Best

    Bushel Basket Candle Company

  • Gold Key

  • Beautiful You Boutique

  • Minor Treasures

  • CLS Thrift Store

  • 2nd Chance

  • St. Andrew’s Thrift Store

  • Odd Ball

 

North West Illinois Tours

 

Check out the Black Hawk Waterway for tours and events from around the North West Illinois.