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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
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John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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LIVE MUSIC | Jammin on the Rock | Rock Falls

Thursday, Jun. 02, 2022 6:00 pm until Thursday, Jun. 02, 2022 8:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC | Jammin on the Rock | Rock Falls

Held the first Thursday of June, July, and August

Jammin’ on the Rock is a free concert series that runs the 1st Thursday of June, July, and August 6-8 p.m. May 6 at the RB&W Park, 201 E. Second St. in Rock Falls.

Concerts are open to all ages. Bring your lawn chairs.

Dates and bands

  • June 2 - Jay Vonn; Chris Brady; Dirt Road Rockers
  • July 7 - Angelina Chavez; Tara Norris; Drew Cagle & The Reputation
  • August 4 - Angelina Chavez; Tara Norris

Event repeats

NW Illinois Travel Blog

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  • Winter Fun in the Blackhawk Waterways

    November 28, 2022
    Summer had to end The summer of 2022 was enjoyable around here, and the fall was fabulous. Enjoying the outdoors with friends and family is addictive. It doesn't have to end when our furnaces start to growl. Many people don't think of northwest Illinois as a winter vacation destination, but…
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