Photo Show Winners 2016

2017 Photo Contest & Show

Photo Contest and Show Date: February 26th Time: 11am-3pm Cost: Free Admission Location: Great Hall in the Starved Rock Lodge What better place to show your photos than in Illinois’ best photographic playground. If you are interested in having a booth space at the show, please call 815-220-7386 to register. Download flyer here 

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Oktoberfest
September 26

September 26: 11:30am-2:30pm October 8: 5-7pm October 9: 5-7pm October 15: 5-7pm October 16: 5-7pm A Celebration of Germany! Food, Beer, Wine and Music. Join the fun! Sample German Wine and Beer. Enjoy a buffet of German foods and listen to authentic German music. Reservations are required for this event. Call 815-220-7386. $25.00 buffet only or $40.00 buffet/tastings/stein. When booking an overnight stay, Oktoberfest is NOT included in your stay. Sign up for 9/26 here Sign Read More

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Breakfast with Santa 2016

December 17th 8:30am-11:30am $13.50/adults   $9.95/children Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as the Mrs. for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. 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, children 10 & under $9.95. Call (815) Read More

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Leinenkugel Dinner 2016

November 11th 6:30pm $50/person This fun evening includes a dinner with all dishes made with Leinenkugel beer. You will also be able to taste the Leinenkugel beer variety. There will be chances to win great prizes, plus one lucky guest will win a grand prize. Must be present to win. $50.00 per person. Reservations are required, and must be 21 years of age or older. 815-220-7386.

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New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st Theme: Masquerade RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Join us in ringing in 2017 at Starved Rock Lodge with our Masquerade themed party!  Celebrate with us as ring in the new year! Overnight Party Package: $475 (for two) – Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar until midnight, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, late check-out, New Read More

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Autumn Migratory Bird Hike

Join the park naturalist and local bird expert, Tom Williams, as we hike to seek out resident birds and greet our fall migrators. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Hike will leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. Hike lasts two hours.

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Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

December 16-23 6-8pm $15/adult $10/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit Read More

Short Stories to Tall Tales: a Fur Trade Adventure at Starved Rock Visitors Center

Meet Andre’ St. Pierre, 18th Century French – Indian fur trader. History has never been so much fun! Andre will present an entertaining and educational look at the French fur traders and the native tribes they lived and worked with. Andre’ is a character developed by Andy Talley. He has delighted and educated audiences throughout the Midwest with his portrayal of our fur trade era. This event will be held at the Starved Rock Visitors Read More

Wildlife Prairie Park Presents “Amazing Animals” at Starved Rock Visitors Center

Skunks, turtles, and owls, oh my! Get up close and personal with these native critters, and many more. See what makes them so absolutely amazing! Live animals! This event will be held at Starved Rock Visitors Center!

Birds of Prey Live! at the Starved Rock Visitors Center

Saving Our American Raptors will be on hand with live birds of prey! See birds of prey such as falcons, owls, and hawks up-close, and learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds. This event will be held at the Starved Rock Visitors Center!