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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 on Sunday, July 12. 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 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

Trolley Christmas Light Tour

Starved Rock will get you in the spirit of the season with our Tour Christmas Lights Tour which if offered from December 13-23, 2014 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm). Don’t miss the chance to relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, when Christmas is in the air!  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy the beautiful displays of holiday lights while you’re Read More

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Art in the Park

Starved Rock Lodge’s Art in the Park Exhibit is the largest collection of chainsaw woodcarvings in the Midwest. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the large Native American Indian head in front of the Lodge – entitled Chief Walks with the Wind. This carving is a tribute to honor Same Sine. Sam (Chief Walks with the Wind) and his family shared Native American stories and cultural programs at the lodge for nearly 50 years. For Read More

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Kids’ Corner

Hey kids! Looking for fun and facts to help plan your visit to Starved Rock State Park? You have come to the right place. Explore our fun online resources and get to Starved Rock for endless activities and educational programs. The information below is provided thanks to the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Upcoming Events Search for Read More