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


New Year’s Eve Party at Starved Rock Lodge

For a destination Ne w Year’s Eve, join the fun at our party and stay here at our historic Lodge!  This year’s theme is “Under the Sea“. Click HERE to see the MENU. The best part is, you don’t have to drive home. Check into our rustic Lodge on December 31st and relax until next year! Invite your friends and share a table! The party begins in the Great Hall at 6:00 pm. and continues Read More


Wilderness Wednesday

Wilderness Wednesday take place every Wednesday at 3pm from June 17 –August 12. Join the fun at FOX RIDGE (located directly across from the main steps of Starved Rock Lodge)! This weekly nature education program is suited for all ages. Each week, a guest presenter will introduce participants to a new nature topic. Topics include bees, geology, insects, snakes, butterflies and more! This is a great opportunity to learn something new about the world around Read More


Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Peter Oprisko will delight you with this tribute to the Chairman of the Board! A fresh and unique, ultra-modern salute to Ol’Blue Eyes! This exciting and memorable celebration showcases Sinatra like never before. Enjoy such hits as: New York New York, The Way You Look Tonight, My Way, and many more. August 17 & 18: 11:30 am matinee performances Prices: Matinee Performance: $32 – includes lunch buffet & show Overnight Stay with Matinee Performance: $144 – includes Read More

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Dueling Pianos

An experience like no other! Don’t miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Bring your song list along and see if you can stump the performers! Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, dancing and working to ‘stump the band’ with your song requests! Evening Performance: August 9: 5pm evening performance Matinee Performances: August 10 & 11: 11:30am matinee performances Prices for Dueling Pianos: Matinee Performance: $38 – includes lunch buffet & show Read More


Starved Rock Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift for someone special? The answer is a Starved Rock Gift Card. Call us toll-free at (800) 868-7625 to purchase a gift card or stop by the Front Desk, the Main Dining Room, the Starved Rock Gift Shop or Starved Rock Café! Learn 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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Starved Rock Gift Shop

(815) 220-7320 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: 9am-6pm The Starved Rock Gift Shop is located just off the Great Hall near the Main Dining Room. We have a great selection of sweatshirts, jewelry, gifts, coats, toys, books and trinkets for the kids. Learn More »


Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs

Start your Starved Rock adventure out at Trailheads Snacks & Souvenirs. Located in the Visitor Center, Trailheads offers sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, Artisan Ice Cream, pretzels and nachos, plus gifts and great souvenirs. We also have a wide selection of Starved Rock hoodies, baseball hats and T-shirts for outdoor lovers of all ages. Check out our selection of  walking sticks, rain gear, water bottles, coffee mugs and more! Browse our assortment of jewelry, clothing, books Read More