Winnebago County Sees Tourism Growth

Tourist spending in Rockford and Winnebago counties has continues to rise year after year—in 2015 it reached $349.91 million, a 3 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism.

"We are delighted to see such strong results again this year for the tourism economy in Winnebago County," says Roberta Holzwarth, board chair, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Sustained economic growth is crucial as we transform our region.”

14 Destinations Blend Family Vacation and Work

IT MAY BE HARD TO IMAGINE what SpongeBob SquarePants and private suites; The Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park and meeting rooms; Lynnard the llama and picnic areas, all have in common, but the answer lies right here in Minnesota.

Each belong, respectively, at the Mall of America, the Holiday Inn & Suites in Owatonna and Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. And all have the attractions and amenities to host your special event or corporate outing, while also being able to entertain your children.

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