Starved Rock Photo Content & Show

Date: February 21st 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.


Sled Dog Demos

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos in 2016. The first is on January 10 with seminars in the LaSalle Room from 10:30am-1pm and the second one is on February 28 with seminars in the LaSalle Room from 10:30am-1pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place along the sea wall, just southeast of the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.


Yoga & Hiking Day

1pm-5pm $20.00 per person Join Matt Hancock for a 60-75 minute H2E Yoga class in the Great Hall.  Matt is the owner of Hammer’s Energy Fitness and teacher of H2E Yoga in LaSalle. H2E Yoga is a combination of yoga and fitness sequences that challenge the mind and body. Matt incorporates a core strengthening sequence into the session as well. Poses can be modified to suit your physical capabilities. Take a half hour break before Read More


New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st Theme: The Roaring 20’s RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Join us in ringing in 2016 at Starved Rock Lodge with The Roaring 20’s themed party!  Celebrate with us as ring in the new year! Overnight Party Package: $475 (for two) – Overnight accommodations for two guests, open bar, party favors, photos by the fireplace (additional cost), hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, live entertainment in the Great Hall, champagne toast at midnight, Read More


An Invitation to Haiku

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a kind of poetry that could be written anywhere, anytime, by anyone? A kind of poetry that children could enjoy yet even accomplished poets needed years to master? A poetry with the single aim of making us aware of life’s simple gifts and everyday joys? There is: Haiku is that kind of poetry. Join Lee Gurga, a haiku poet of international renown and author of the award-winning Haiku: A Read More


Patsy Cline Evening Show

Mary Pfeifer has a voice that will take you back to the days of Patsy Cline.  From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, she covers her famous hits such as Crazy and Walking After Midnight.  Evening Show included: wine tasting, dinner buffet and show.  We will begin check in and wine tasting at 5:00pm in the Great Hall of the Lodge.  Overnight packages available. $37.00 per person. Call 815-220-7386 for reservations! Read More

breakfast with santa

Breakfast with Santa

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) 220-7386 for more information or click Read More


Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

December 12-23 6-8pm $15/person 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 through some Christmas carols 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!