Most People Don’t Know That One Of The Best Japanese Gardens Is Hiding In Illinois

When you think of Illinois, you might think of skyscrapers and cornfields. But within the state, there are some really amazing, breathtaking places. One you might not know about is Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois. It is one of the largest and most authentic Japanese gardens in North America. If you visit, be prepared to be soothed and awed at the same time.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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