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Winter Wilderness Weekend 2015

Two to four free guided hikes to see the spectacular ice falls of Starved Rock! Enjoy bald eagle viewing and the geology of Starved Rock. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Scopes are available on top of Starved Rock for optimum viewing. No reservations are necessary. Guided Hikes from the Lodge are $12 per person (offered Saturday and Sunday). Reservations are required for this hike.  Join us for a guided Read More

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Christmas Day Buffet

Celebrate Christmas with us at Starved Rock Lodge. Our delicious buffet will have something for everyone! Plus, the historic setting of our Main Dining Room brings a sense of nostalgia to the table. We’re serving from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 25th so make your reservations early. Adults are $22.95 per person. Children under 10 rate is half price. Please call (815) 220-7321 for more information or to make reservations.

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Valley Woodcarvers’ Expo

Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 9am-5pm The 27 th Annual Valley Carvers Woodcarving Expo is scheduled for September 27, 2015 at Starved Rock Lodge (Great Hall & Starved Rock Room) from 9 am to 5 pm. See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Bob Wills at Read More

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Evening Under the Stars – Sky Tour & Astronomy Event

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:30pm-10:00pm Starved Rock State Park Campground *Sponsored by the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, Starved Rock State Park & Twin City Astronomers Enjoy a fun-filled evening exploring the night sky with the Twin City Astronomers Club. This family friendly evening will involve taking a laser-guided sky tour and using telescopes to view planets and other celestial wonders. *Weather Permitting* For more information call the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 815-667-4906

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Sunday Concert with Kevin Kramer

Sunday, June 15 Fox Ridge 3pm Spend your Father’s Day afternoon enjoying live music at Fox Ridge. Feel the cool breezes under the lofty pines of Fox Ridge accompanied by relaxing and entertaining music by local guitarist/vocalist Kevin Kramer. Kevin performs a great combination of covers and original work. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair or take a seat on the benches at Fox Ridge. Don’t forget to stop at the Café located inside Read More

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Art in Motion – Annual Art Show & Sale 2015

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

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Nature Education Program – Falconry

3pm Fox Ridge Join us at Fox Ridge as Rich Escutia opens our eyes to the art and science of falconry.  Rich will be bringing along his hawks to help inform and demonstrate how these magnificent birds survive. This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to a bird of prey and admire its beauty and skill. Admission: Voluntary Donation

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Sled Dog Demo & Seminar (Sun., March 1)

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for a sled dog demo (with seminars in the LaSalle Room) on March 1, 2015.  Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the parking lot ( southeast of the Starved Rock Visitor Center).

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The Amazing Race Starved Rock Lodge Style 2015

Spend an exciting day solving devious puzzles each step of the way and getting to know the Starved Rock Lodge area a little more. Try to be the first to uncover the Legend of Starved Rock.  Use your wits, energy and sense of adventure as you race against time and your fellow racers. Enjoy a post-race awards ceremony at the finish line.  The Amazing Race is fantastic for families, but children under the age of Read More

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Historic Trolley Tours – March-December

MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Sundays – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays –  3:00 pm Sundays – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm JUNE – OCTOBER: Tuesday – 3:00 pm Thursday – 3:00 pm Saturday – 3:00 pm Sunday – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm NOVEMBER & DECEMBER:  Saturday: 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 Enjoy a Read More