As residents of Illinois know, the state can get pummeled with harsh weather, especially in the winter. After living through harsh months of freezing temperatures, nasty, wet winds, and the sun going down before 5 p.m., it’s important to take advantage of nice weather when it finally presents itself. Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, is a perfect option for enjoying the time that the climate allows you to be comfortable while outside.
Be sure to visit the Anderson Japanese Gardens website for current rates and hours for this lovely oasis in Illinois. If you’ve ever been there yourself, we would love to hear about your experience in the comments below.
These gardens are just one of many peaceful places to visit in the Prairie State — here are a few of our favorite scenic and serene hikes in Illinois!
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