Do a little Google-ing about the top places to visit in Illinois, and you'll see a familiar name pop up in list after list: Rockford's own Anderson Japanese Gardens.

It isn't just Rockford people weighing in on how fantastic Anderson Japanese Gardens is, it's people from all over the Midwest, and all over the country.

If you've been a regular visitor to AJG in the past, or even if you're like our own Joe Dredge--who despite being a life-long Rockford resident, has never been to Anderson Japanese Gardens, you'll be happy to know that the long winter's nap for AJG will be over this coming Friday, April 28th.

David Anderson and Katie Weston from AJG stopped by the WROK Morning Show studios this morning to tell us a little bit about what's in store for visitors this year:

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