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
“Romance in the Park” Bridal Show. 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: $15.50 Under 10: $11.95 Early reservations are a Read More
Our indoor pool complex is open year ’round! Spend some time swimming a few laps or relaxing in our hot tub and sauna. Our gated, children’s pool is perfect for pre-school swimmers. Feel free to bring waterwings and pool toys. Step outside and enjoy the beauty of nature on our pool patio. This is a wonderful gathering place for family reunions with guests of all ages.
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