Trolley Tours & Rentals

Take a tour of beautiful Starved Rock on Ranger or Bella! There’s no better way to ride! We offer both offer  historic and seasonal tours (Discover the Eagle Tours in the winter, Waterfalls & Canyon Tours in the spring, Fall Colors Tours in Autumn and Christmas Lights Tours during the Holidays). If you’ve never been here before a Trolley Tour is the perfect way to see the area. Our Trolley Drivers are great storytellers, too. For Tickets & Information please call: (815) 220-7386.

Ranger seats up to 26 guests in its cozy, charming interior. Bella is our Wedding Trolley & Special Event Trolley, with seats for up to 22 guests. Plus it features a floral package and on the back of the trolley, there’s a Conductor’s Platform (great for Bride & Groom photos).

 


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HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS
Offered:   March – December

Ticket Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10

OCTOBER TOURS
Tuesday – 3:00pm
Thursday – 3:00pm
Saturday – 3:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm & 1:30pm

Board a Starved Rock Trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge for our most popular tour! Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center where you will see a short video of the area. You will also travel to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center where you will see Starved Rock from across the river and watch as the river traffic lock through the locks. You will also travel through the village of Utica and hear about the Illinois and Michigan Canal. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area. For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386.

To book your Historic Trolley Tour online, click on the date-link below:

Thursday-October 30

      

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Offered: Every  October (Monday & Saturday)

Ticket Price: $30 Adult/ $25 Children (10 and under)
Saturday, 9:30am: Tour begins with trolley ride and hike and ends with lunch at 12:00pm.
Monday & Saturday, 11:00am: Tour begins with lunch at 11:00am.

Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. We’re in the top 10 for great places to see fall colors! Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, a hot lunch in our rustic dining room and a guided, scenic hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. The hike on this tour is less than a mile and will take 45 minutes. This tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386.

DSC_6075CANAL BOAT & TROLLEY TOURS
Offered: May – October (Every Friday) – 11am

Ticket Price: $39.00 Adults / $34.00 Children (10 and under)

Our popular Canal Boat & Trolley Tour begins with a delicious hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge.  Next, you’ll board one of our trolleys for a ride through historic downtown Utica and stop at Cattails (where you can shop for unique treasures, wine, gifts and more).  Your trolley will then take you on a relaxing ride to LaSalle, where you will board the canal boat.  Step back in time, with period-dressed interpreters, on this 1-hour, mule-pulled canal boat ride. Learn the rich history of Illinois waterways, especially the Illinois & Michigan Canal.  After the boat ride, you’ll travel to the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center. Your final stop is back at Starved Rock Lodge. There is minimum walking involved in this tour and restrooms are available throughout.  This tour runs from May through October each year.

Tickets are $39 per person.
For more information or to reserve call 815-220-7386.

To book your Canal Boat & Trolley Tour for  October, call 815-220-7386.

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DINNER & EVENING CRUISE
Offered: June-September (Monday & Thursday)

Ticket Price: $38.50 Adult / $28.50 Children (10 and under)
5pm

This casual tour begins as you board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the “Belle of the Rock”, an authentic paddle wheel boat, for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley will bring you back to the Lodge where you’ll enjoy dinner from our special menu served with dessert.
For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386. Limited seating, please call for information. Dinner & Evening Cruises will resume in June 2015!

DSC_0142TROLLEY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOURS
Offered: Annually in December Only

Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10

Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8 pm and reservations are a must.

For reservations please call (815) 220-7386.

EAGLES IN A TREE by KCDISCOVER THE EAGLES TROLLEY TOURS
Offered: January & February only

Ticket Price: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (includes Lunch): $25 Adults / $20 children (10 and under)
Sunday (includes Brunch): $32.00 Adult /  $27.00 Children (10 and under)
9:00 am tour begins with Trolley Tour followed by lunch at 11:30 am.
11:00 am tour begins with lunch followed by Trolley Tour at 12:00 pm.

Tour includes transportation, tour guide, eagle presentation at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and lunch (or brunch on Sunday) in our rustic dining room. See this majestic symbol of America in its natural habitat. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and cameras. Eagle sightings are not guaranteed in warmer weather.There is minimal walking and restrooms are available throughout the tour. For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386.

FRENCH CANYON LOW RESWATERFALL & CANYON TOURS
Offered:  April & May (Monday & Saturday)

Ticket Price: $32 for adults, $27 children (10 and under).

Saturday, 9am: Tour begins with trolley ride/hike and ends with lunch at 12:00pm.
Monday & Saturday, 11am: Tour begins with lunch at 11:00am.

Experience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided hike to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will hike to French and St. Louis Canyons as well as Ottawa Canyon. The tour will also include your selection from our Special Lunch Menu and a relaxing, historic trolley ride. This is a hiking tour and is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility.
For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386.

DSC_7349LAND & WATER CRUISE
Offered: June-September (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
Tickets Price: $40.00 Adults / $35 Children (10 and under)

Saturday, 9:30am: Tour begins with Trolley and boat ride and ends with lunch at 12:00pm

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 11am: Tour begins with lunch at 11:00am followed by trolley tour/boat ride.

Tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge, and a leisurely 1-hour river cruise on the “Belle of the Rock”, an authentic paddle wheel boat.There is minimum walking on this tour and there are restrooms along the way. For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386. Land and Water Tours will resume in June 2015!

 

 

LODGE & TROLLEY JUNE 2013

Special Event Trolley Rental

Book the Trolley: (815) 220-7386
TROLLEY PRICING & BROCHURE

Reserve a trolley for yourself, your family, a Group’s Day Trip, a Public Trolley Tour or a Special Event rental. Whether you want trolley transportation to some of the area’s smartest boutiques or simply a luncheon/tour combination to discover the eagles along the banks of the Ilinois River, reserving a place on Rita or Ranger is always a great and comfortable choice!

 The trolleys may be rented for all kinds of events:

  • Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners
  • Parades & Civic Events
  • Pub Crawls
  • Corporate Outings Holiday Tours
  • Mystery Rides
  • Birthday & Family Events
  • Surprise Parties Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties
  • History Tours