Regional Tourism

Like small-town, know-your-neighbors charm—but need an occasional “big city” getaway? Our central location gives you the best of both.

Sterling/Rock Falls is within 100 miles of everything from world-class shopping, museums and dining to theater and sports so you can have an exciting day away—and  still be home in time to sleep in your own bed! Plus, ready access to some of the world’s most popular airports means it’s easy to get to business functions and your next great vacation.

Day trips made simple

City Population Approximate Distance
Rockford, IL 150,115 47 miles
Davenport, IA 100,827 49 miles
Galena, IL 3,333 51 miles
Madison, WI 208,054 90 miles
Chicago, IL 2.8 million 100 miles

Rockford, IL
Gardens, hockey games, beautiful rivers and a 66 million-year-old T. Rex! And that’s just the beginning.

Davenport, IA—and the “Quad Cities”
Take a riverboat cruise on the beautiful Mississippi, see a play, visit a museum or take in a show or sporting event. All this and more is less than an hour away!

Galena, IL
This tiny town packs a big city’s worth of charm. Overlooking the beautiful Galena River, this popular tourist destination offers beautiful Victorian era homes and quaint shops set amidst the rolling hills and scenic roadways of northern Illinois. A great place to relax and unwind!

Madison, WI
Home to the University of Wisconsin and the world of Big 10 sports, plus a variety of theater, shopping, museums and outdoor activities.

Chicago, IL

You’re less than two hours away from all the Windy City has to offer including art, history and science museums; major league sports; fine dining and “Gold Coast” shopping on Michigan Avenue.

Easy airport access

Airport Approximate Distance
Chicago/Rockford International Airport 53 miles
Quad City International Airport 59 miles
O’Hare International 113 miles
Chicago Midway 118 miles

Get to know us today and we think you'll see
why Sterling/Rock Falls is just where you belong.

1200 Sixth Avenue
PO Box 1200
Columbus, GA 31902-1200
Phone (706) 327-1566 or
(800) 360-8552
Fax (706) 327-7512
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