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Take a Hike & Lunch

$18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see waterfalls as they are seasonal. The guide describes to the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths. The hike is considered Read More

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Canal Boat & Trolley Tour

May – October (Tuesdays & Fridays) Departure time: 11:00 am Price: $39 per person Start with a delicious hot lunch in the Lodge’s Main Dining Room. Next, board one of our trolleys for a ride through historic downtown Utica and stop at Cattails where you can shop. Your trolley will then take you on a relaxing ride to LaSalle where you will board the canal boat. Step back into time with period-dressed interpreters on this Read More

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Storytelling

Storytelling at Fox Ridge Saturday Evenings in October 7pm – 8pm Many different storytelling events are held under the serenity of the pines at Fox Ridge, our outdoor education & entertainment venue, across from the main doors of the Lodge. Campfire Stories are every Saturday night in October. Join us and some of the Illinois Valley’s most engaging storytellers as they share stories, legends, facts and fiction around the fire. Audience participation is welcome so Read More

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours
Monday at 11am

January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun Monday & Wednesday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am $25/adults, $20/children 10 & under Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am and ends with lunch, 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am $25/adults, $20/children 10 & under Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 10:30am $32/adults, $27/children 10 & under Tours include transportation, tour guide, eagle presentation at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and lunch (or Sunday Brunch) in our dining Read More

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2016 Fall Colors Weekend

Please note: These are the dates for 2016 Fall Colors Weekend: October 15 & 16, 2016 Have you ever wondered how or why leaves change color? Join the Starved Rock guides as they hike to overlooks and canyons throughout Starved Rock State Park to enjoy the amazing colors of fall. Learn basic tree identification, how leaves change color, and all about the history and geology of Starved Rock! Free guided hikes to see the spectacular Read More

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Wilderness Wednesday

Wilderness Wednesday takes place on Wednesdays at 3pm from June 22 – August 10. 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 us. 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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Fall MegaHike

Sept 24th & 25th 8:30am-4:30pm 9am-5pm 9:30am-5:30pm $37/person Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30, 9:00 & 9:30am on Saturday, Sunday will leave at 8:30am and 9am. Expected time for lunch is 1:00, 1:30 & 2:00pm. Finish times are approximately 4:30, 5:00 & 5:30pm. You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and Read More

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Burgoo Festival

The Burgoo Festival is sponsored by LaSalle County Historical Society. What is BURGOO? It’s a delicious stew that cooks for many hours (ask the Burgoo Master). Visitors are invited to stir the Burgoo and taste it, too! Come and explore the town that was once called SCIENCE! Explore a wide variety of vendors with hand-crafted works of art, food, antiques and much more. It’s a fun day in North Utica.