When you were looking for something to do in Rockford you might have relied on one of these hotspots. Here are 9 things you can't do in Rockford anymore.

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  • 1

    GO TO THE GAMEROOM

    Aladdin's Castle was THE place to going at Cherryvale Mall back in the yellow-brick-road days. I spent many hours there as a kid. I still never figured out how to beat that white projection screen game with the cowboys and Indians.

  • 2

    FEED THE DUCKS

    Remember when you could go buy a loaf of bread and go feed the ducks at Sinnissippi Garden's lagoon?

  • 3

    RACE GO KARTS INDOORS

    It wasn't around for very long but there was a time when you could race go kart's at Rev'd Up. Remember when it was inside the old Logli on N. 2nd, which is now a Good Will.

  • 4

    ENJOY AN OUTDOOR MOVIE

    The Belford Drive-In was great for a night of two movies and a playground with monkey bars. That's pretty much all I remember about that outdoor theater.

  • 5

    GO TO LADIES NIGHT AT ELIXUR

    For about a decade Elixur was the place to be, especially on Wednesday night for 'Ladies Night.' Remember how sticky the floor was? This was also, all be it briefly, a teen dance club.

  • 6

    PAY A "NO REWIND" FEE

    I remember feeling defeated when my mom and dad had to pay a $.50 rewind fee because their lazy son couldn't wait long enough to rewind a VHS rented from Video Outlet on South Alpine. (Sigh.)

  • 7

    VISIT A MALL PET STORE

    Back in the day, you could only stare at puppies and kittens through a little circular or octagon-shaped window at Petland when it was inside Cherryvale Mall.

  • 8

    EAT AT SHOWBIZ PIZZA

    Sure, it's Chuck E. Cheese now but it'll never compare to Showbiz. I loved that place, except for those creepy robotic bears.

  • 9

    GO TO ON THE WATERFRONT

    You knew you would be walking 32 miles but you had to go so you wouldn't miss out on those E-RAB apple fritters. Those were the days.