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:

  • Smiling Bear (1991) — Main Dining Room
  • Starved Rock Wetlands Bench (2008) — Great Hall
  • Squirrel & Corn (2012) — outside along sidewalk next Main EntrDSC_1657ance
  • Eagle Gargoyles (2013) — on Fox Canyon Bridge
  • Frontiersman & Falcon w/ Raccoon (2008) — Pioneer Cabin area near parking lot
  • Owl (1997) — on path to Sunrise Shelter
  • Two Ducks (2000) — on path to Kickapoo Cabin
  • Heron (2000) — on path to Kickapoo Cabin
  • Welcome to Starved Rock Bench (2008) — Pioneer Cabin area, near Ottawa Cabin
  • On My Honor (2012) — Pioneer Cabin area, near Ottawa Cabin
  • Sunflowers (1998) —Pioneer Cabin area, near Ottawa Cabin
  • Compromise (1997) — Pioneer Cabin area, near parking lot
  • Habitat Hotel (1997) — Pioneer Cabin are, near parking lot
  • Three Eagles (2000) — at trailhead to French Canyon
  • Starved Rock Eagle & Fish (1996) — at trailhead to French Canyon
  • St. Francis of Assisi (1997) — along parkway leading to parking lot
  • Totem Pole (1996) — on island in large parking lot
  • Starved for Honey (1997) — near stop sign at west edge of large parking lot
  • Owl, Coyote & Moon (2008) — across from Lodge in Fox RidgeIMG_1441
  • Two Bears (2003) — across from Lodge in Fox Ridge
  • Standing Chief (2010) — top of Fox Ridge
  • Fox Ridge Sign & Bronze Foxes (2010) — Fox Ridge
  • Looking for Nature (2009) — in front of Lodge Wing
  • Steel Totem (2012) — in front of Lodge/Hotel Entrance
  • Abe Lincoln (1995) — Lobby Foyer
  • Two Eagles & Fish Bench (2008) — Main Lobby of Lodge
  • 2 Bears Bench (1997) — Main Lobby of Lodge
  • Starved Rock Cartograph Tapestry (1991) — Main Lobby
  • Native American Bust (2011) — Front Desk
  • Eagle with Nest (2003) — on island in front of Lodge
  • Chief Walks with the Wind (1989) — in front of Lodge’s Hotel Wing
  • Leaning Tree (2010) — Grassy area off hotel wing
  • Rocky (2010) — at end of the Hotel Wing
  • Stargazer (1991) — outside Hotel Wing
  • Hollow Tree (2010) — west of Sunset ShelterDSC_1595
  • Starved Rock & Indian Totem Pole (1999) — behind Lodge
  • Wood Ducks (1990) — Behind Lodge
  • Big Catch (2008) — Upper Veranda
  • Native American Crow Medicine Man (2010) — bronze– at Visitor Center stairs
  • Eagle in Flight (2010) — north side of Visitor Center
  • Glassinator (2014) — in front of Lodge