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. Click here to see our 2015 Trolley Tours Brochure. 

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).




Offered: January & February (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday)

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.

Please  note: We will not have Eagle Tours on “Eagle Watch Weekend.” January 24 & 25, 2015.  Both of our Trolleys will be in service that weekend for just $1.00 per person for an all-day wristband. Trolleys will run from Starved Rock to the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center back to the Starved Rock Visitor Center and back to the Lodge.


Offered:   March – December

Ticket 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.

Click here to see other seasonal Trolley 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.


Offered: June-September (Monday & Thursday)

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

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!



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!

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.

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.




Special Event Trolley Rental

Book the Trolley: (815) 220-7386

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 Illinois River, reserving a place on Bella 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