Trolley Tours & Rentals

Take a tour of beautiful Starved Rock on Ranger or Bella! There’s no better way to ride! 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 photos). We offer seasonal tours (to see waterfalls, eagles and fall colors) and historic tours, wine & shopping tours and more. Click here to see the Lodge’s UPCOMING EVENTS.

For Tickets & Information please call: (815) 220-7386

 


LODGE & TROLLEY JUNE 2013

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS

Offered:   March – December

MARCH:
Saturdays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm
Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm

APRIL & MAY:
Saturdays -  3:00pm
Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm

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

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

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 a link below.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 3:00pm

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 3:00pm

Sunday, July 27, 2014 – 12:00pm
Sunday, July 27, 2014 – 1:30pm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 3:00pm – NO TOUR

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 3:00pm

To book your Historic Trolley Tour for August – December, call 815-220-7386.

Click here to see other seasonal Trolley Tours.

CANAL 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 online, click on a link below.

Friday, July 25, 2014 – 11:00am

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

LAND & WATER CRUISE

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

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

To book your Land & Water Cruise online, click on a link below.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – 11:00am – Please call for information

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 9:30am
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 11:00am – Please call for information

Monday, July 28, 2014 – 11:00am

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – 11:00am

To book your Land & Water Cruise for August or September, call 815-220-7386.

MUSIC OF THE RIVER CRUISE & TOUR

Offered: June-September (Every Tuesdays)
Ticket Price: $42.00 Adult / $32 Children (10 and under)

Meet us in Starved Rock Lodge’s Great Hall for check-in and to receive your box lunch then board a trolley to take you to the “Belle of the Rock”, an authentic paddle wheel boat. Aboard the boat, you will listen to and learn the history of many river songs such as Proud Mary, Alabama’s Tennessee River and Credence Clearwater Revival’s Green River. After your 90-minute lunch cruise you will reboard the trolley for a historic tour with stops at the State Park Visitor Center and the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center.
For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386.

To book your Music of the River Cruise & Tour online, click on a link below

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 10:45am

To book your Music of the River Tour for August & September, call 815-220-7386.

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.

To book your Dinner & Evening Cruise online, click on a link below.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 3:00pm

Monday, July 28, 2014 – 3:00pm

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 3:00pm

To book your Dinner & Evening Cruise for August or September, call 815-220-7386.

FALL COLORS TROLLEY  TOURS

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.

TROLLEY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOURS

DSC_5949Offered: 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 6-8pm and reservations are a must.

For reservations please call (815) 220-7386.

DISCOVER 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)

9am tour begins with Trolley Tour followed by lunch at 11:30am.
11:00am tour begins with lunch followed by Trolley Tour at 12:00pm.

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.

WINE AND SHOPPING TOURS

DSC_0237Offered:  March & April (Every Friday) 
Time: 1pm
Ticket Price:  $17 per person

Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the wine tasting rooms at Cattails, August Hill and Illinois River Winery.  Receive a glass to sample wine of your choosing.  The Trolley will also stop throughout historic downtown Utica.  There is some walking and standing on this tour.
For more information call 815-220-7386.

WATERFALL & 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.

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