A post on Reddit asking for out of town help has spawned a spot-on list of where to eat and what to see when visiting Rockford.

Reddit user, Throwawayvisit712 said:

I am about to visit my gf who lives in Rockford. Problem is I'm not from there and have ever been. I hoping to get some unique ideas for dates and places to eat. She had probably already experienced the big main attractions, so I'm hoping to find something I can read in a travel blog. Thanks in advance, can't wait to check out your city!"

Rockford Reddit users replied and I compiled a list of 17 places in Rockford anyone from out of town needs to check out.

1. Burpee Museum of Natural History

737 N Main St, Rockford IL 61103

2. Tinker Swiss Cottage

411 Kent St, Rockford, IL 61102

3. Midway Village

6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

4. Alpine Hills Zip Line

4402 Larson Ave, Rockford, IL 61108

5. Der Rathskeller

1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103

6. Irish Rose

519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

7. Kuma’s Asian Bistro

420 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

8. Social Urban Bar & Restaurant

509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

9. Vintage @ 501

501 E. State St, Rockford, IL 61104

10. Rockford City Market

124 N Water St, Rockford, IL 61107

11. 15th and Chris

201 15th Ave, Rockford, IL 61104

12. Lucerne’s Fondue & Spirits

845 N Church St, Rockford, IL 61103

13. Anderson Japanese Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

14. Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza

408 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

15. Nicholas Conservatory

1354 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 61107

16. Carlyle Brewery

215 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

17. Pig Minds Brewing Co. 

4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park, IL 61115

What else should be added to the list? Let us know!