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Midway Village – The Old Dolls’ House
Illinois

Midway Village – The Old Dolls’ House

Another feature of Midway Village in Rockford, Illinois is The Old Dolls' House, a museum full of miniatures. This collection of doll houses, built in 1988, countries around the globe and throughout time. Site: Midway Village — The Old Dolls' House Location: 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107 Cost: Adults — $6; Children, 3 to 17 years old — $4; Free for ...
Sock Monkey Museum at Midway Village in Rockford, Illinois
Illinois

Sock Monkey Museum at Midway Village in Rockford, Illinois

Besides the Victorian Village at Rockford's Midway Village, there is also a museum center. The featured exhibit while I visited was The Missing Link: Socks, Monkeys and Rockford's Industrial Past, a showcase of sock monkeys and their history. A sock monkey museum! These stuffed animals are made famous by the red-heeled socks that make up their bodies, in which Rockford's sock-knitting industry played ...
Midway Village in Rockford, Illinois
Illinois

Midway Village in Rockford, Illinois

Midway Village is a town of yesteryear in Rockford Illinois. Guides dressed in turn-of-the-century wear take you around the village to see how people lived in 1900. The Village showcases 26 historical structures and represents the typical rural town in Northern Illinois at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Site: Midway Village Location: 6799 Guilford ...
Gertrude the Cow in Rockford, Illinois
Illinois

Gertrude the Cow in Rockford, Illinois

Moooo... or should I say MOOOO! I drove through Rockford, Illinois, yesterday and tracked down this big fiberglass bovine roadside attraction. The giant cow looks over the children's farm at Lockwood Park. "Gertrude" the cow is fawn/brown with white spots and measures about 21 feet long and 19 feet high. Site: "Gertrude" the cow Location: Lockwood Park Trailside Equestrian Centre and ...