Art in the Park

Starved Rock Lodge’s Art in the Park Exhibit is the largest collection of chainsaw woodcarvings in the Midwest. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the large Native American Indian head in front of the Lodge – entitled Chief Walks with the Wind. This carving is a tribute to honor Same Sine. Sam (Chief Walks with the Wind) and his family shared Native American stories and cultural programs at the lodge for nearly 50 years. For a time, they also ran an archery range and souvenir stand in the park. We are very proud of our collection of carvings. They offer a great opportunity to walk around the Lodge grounds and are stroller and wheelchair friendly. See complete Art in the Park guide here.

Self-guided Tour Maps for Art in the Park are free and available at the Front Desk, in the Great Hall brochure rack and at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center.

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Our Art Collection:

  1. Smiling Bear (1991) — Main Dining Room
  2. Starved Rock Wetlands Bench (2008) — Great Hall
  3. Owl (2011) – in front of Lodge Main Steps
  4. Squirrel & Corn (2011) — outside along sidewalk next to bridgeDSC_1657
  5. Guardian Eagles (2013) — on Fox Canyon Bridge
  6. Frontiersman & Falcon w/ Raccoon (2008) — Pioneer Cabin area
  7. Two Ducks (2000) — on path to Kickapoo Cabin
  8. On My Honor (2012) — Pioneer Cabin area, near Ottawa Cabin
  9. Sunflowers (1998) —Pioneer Cabin area, near Ottawa Cabin
  10. Habitat Hotel (1997) — Pioneer Cabin are, near parking lot
  11. Three Eagles (2000) — at trailhead to French Canyon
  12. St. Francis of Assisi (1997) — along parkway leading to parking lot
  13. Owl, Coyote & Moon (2008) — across from Lodge in Fox RidgeIMG_1441
  14. Two Bears (2003) — across from Lodge in Fox Ridge
  15. Standing Chief (2010) — top of Fox Ridge
  16. Fox Ridge Sign & Bronze Foxes (2010) — Fox Ridge
  17. Looking for Nature (2009) — in front of Lodge Wing
  18. The Glassinator (2014) — Lodge/Hotel Entrance
  19. Steel Totem (2012) — Lodge/Hotel Entrance
  20. Abe Lincoln (1995) — Main Lobby of Lodge
  21. Two Eagles & Fish Bench (2008) — Main Lobby of Lodge
  22. 2 Bears Bench (1997) — Main Lobby of Lodge
  23. Starved Rock Cartograph Tapestry (1991) — Main Lobby
  24. Native American Bust (2011) — Front Desk
  25. Chief Walks with the Wind (1989) — in front of Lodge’s Hotel Wing
  26. Leaning Tree (2010) — Grassy area off hotel wing
  27. Rocky (2010) — at end of the Hotel Wing
  28. Eagle (2014) – at end of Hotel Wing
  29. Stargazer (1991) — outside Hotel Wing
  30. Illinois Officials (2015) — west of Pool PatioDSC_1595
  31. Starved Rock & Indian Totem Pole (1999) — behind Lodge
  32. Native American Crow Medicine Man (2010) — Veranda (east end)
  33. Eagle & Oak Leaves (1989) — Upper Veranda
  34. Eagle in Flight (2010) – north side of Visitor Center