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
“Walk the Line” – Johnny Cash Walk the Line with Bennie Wheels as he entertains you with the hits of Johnny Cash. Bennie will take the stage to perform hits like Ring of Fire, Hurt, I Walk the Line and many others. Don’t miss this tribute to The Man in Black. 2014 Dates: April 7 & 8 – Matinees Matinee Performances: 11:30am – $32.00 – includes lunch buffet & show To book your “Walk the Read More
HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS 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 Read More
Phone: 815-220-7320 GIFT SHOP HOURS Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 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, as well as toys, books and trinkets for the kids.
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, ball caps 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 and Read More
Our “Romance in the Park” Bridal Expo will take place on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Guests are invited to tour the Lodge, sample cake & Starved Rock Cuisine, listen to DJ’s, chat with photographers, meet with florists & more! Open to the public. Admission is FREE! Show will be in the Great Hall and Starved Rock Room.
Join the jolliest man of the season for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Breakfast with Santa is set for Saturday, Dec. 20th. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory”. Also attending will be “Grace,” a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa’s lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Adults: $13.50 Under 10: $9.95 Early reservations are a Read More
Our indoor pool complex is open year ’round! Spend some time swimming a few laps. Or, kick back and relax in our hot tub or saunas. Our gated, children’s pool is perfect for pre-school swimmers. Feel free to bring waterwings and pool toys.
Shopping at Starved Rock Lodge & Starved Rock Marketplace is one of our guest’s favorite things to do after an adventurous visit to the park! The Starved Rock Gift Shop (located in historic Starved Rock Lodge) will surprise you with its selection eagle watching souvenirs, toys for children, ladies’ coats, shoes, jewelry and handbags. We also have the best Starved Rock souvenirs, hoodies and T-shirts, too. Forget something? Travel supplies are available in the Starved Read More
In 1835, Daniel Hitt purchased the land that is today occupied by Starved Rock State Park from the United States Government, as compensation for his tenure in the U.S. Army. He sold the land in 1890 to Ferdinand Walther for $15,000. Recognizing the potential for developing the land as a resort, Walther constructed the Starved Rock Hotel and a natural pool near the base of Starved Rock, as well as a concession stand and dance Read More