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Burpee Museum - "Rick's Picks: A Lifelong Affair With Guitars & Music"

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This once-in-a-lifetime exhibit tells the story of legendary Cheap Trick guitarist/songwriter, Rick Nielsen, and is a fundraiser for The Burpee Museum of Natural History.

Visitors will encounter a video-enhanced multimedia experience of one of music's most enigmatic legends. The exhibit will feature Rick's past, present and future; his guitars, his clothing, his amplifiers; travel documents and personal memorabilia. It will also feature the guitars of some of Rick's famous musician friends and the stories that connect them. Burpee Museum has four floors of accessible exhibits. Visitors using wheelchairs or strollers may be dropped off at the Main Entrance, with free handicapped parking nearby. Wheelchairs are available free of charge; ask at the front desk inside the lobby.Subarea: Rockford River District

Directions: From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum

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