Mr. Elephant’s Starved Rock Adventure

Here’s the story of a lost stuffed animal who spent the day at Starved Rock Lodge until his drive back home to his owner. With wind chills of 15 below zero, he decided to pass on a guided hike and instead roamed around the Lodge. Mr. Elephant was in good hands during his trip and the employees at Starved Rock took him on some unforgettable adventures. Mr. Elephant stopped by the Cafe to browse some homemade fudge The cashier Read More

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Sunset Drum Circle

6:30pm Fox Ridge Free Move to the beat with local musician Dave Peterson as he leads an interactive sunset drum circle featuring African Percussion and Native American flutes. It’s an experience for all ages and ability levels. An energetic and fun way to create “in the moment” music with percussion instruments. Drums provided!

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Paint and Wine

Join the fun of creating your own work of art in one of our Paint & Wine events! No previous experience is necessary. All supplies are provided along with a glass of wine with cheese and crackers. Available February 9 and March 8. Please call (815) 220-7386 to sign up. $35/person. We are also offering the Paint & Wine events as overnight stays! Includes your overnight stay, dinner and breakfast the next morning. $215 plus tax Read More

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Cross Country Ski Weekend

Cross-Country Ski Weekend February 6-7, 2016 9am & 1pm Meet at the Matthiessen State Park Dells Area for basic cross-country ski instruction at 9am and 1pm each day. Ski rentals available. No snow? Join us for guided hikes through Matthiessen State Park. Please call (815) 667-4726 for questions.

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The Art & History of Falconry

Join falconer Rich Escutia as he discusses the art and history of falconry. Live hawks! Great for all ages. Program will be held at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Program starts at 12:30 p.m. and lasts one hour. Free!

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Art in Motion

Enjoy an afternoon of art, live music and wine tasting at Starved Rock Lodge’s annual art show & sale. Artists representing the Illinois Valley and beyond will share their work as you stroll the beautiful setting of Fox Ridge, just steps away from the Lodge. Many artists will be creating work during the show and items will be available for purchase. The wide array of Starved Rock Wines will be available for tasting and purchase Read More

OWL PROWL WEEKEND 2014

Owl Prowl 2016 (3/13)

Owl Prowl Weekend March 11, 12 & 13 $10/adults $7/children 10 & under Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12 $10/adults $7/children 10 & under Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm. Price is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 & under. Everyone should plan Read More

OWL PROWL WEEKEND 2014

Owl Prowl 2016 (3/12)

Owl Prowl Weekend March 11, 12 & 13 $10/adults $7/children 10 & under Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12 $10/adults $7/children 10 & under Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm. Price is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 & under. Everyone should plan Read More

OWL PROWL WEEKEND 2014

Owl Prowl 2016 (3/11)

Owl Prowl Weekend March 11, 12 & 13 $10/adults $7/children 10 & under Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12 $10/adults $7/children 10 & under Steve Bailey, an ornithologist, will be here for Owl Programs and Owl Walks. Programs are at 6:00 pm with an Owl Walk to follow on both days, finishing back at the lodge around 8:00 pm. Price is $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 & under. Everyone should plan Read More

PANO_CHIEF WALKS WITH THE WIND

Chief Walks with the Wind

Chief Walks with the Wind – A Tribute March 20, Great Hall 1:30p.m. Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge’s days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage (the grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as “Chief Walks with the Wind”). This is a free event, open to the public.