Leinenkugel Dinner 2016

November 11th 6:30pm $55/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. $55.00 per person. Reservations are required, and must be 21 years of age or older. 815-220-7386. *This event is currently sold out. Please call (815) Read More


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



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


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 hike to see the spectacular Read More

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Chief Walks with the Wind – A Tribute

March 26 at 4pm Great Hall Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge’s days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry Savage (the grandson of Sam Sine, who was known by many as ” Chief Walks with the Wind “). This is a free event, open to the public.

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2017 Valley Woodcarvers’ Expo

See over 100 exhibits of woodcarving artists. Outside the Lodge, see chainsaw woodcarving in action. Raffles of woodcarvings and other items, too. Open to the public. Free admission. This program is partially funded by the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust. For more information, contact Bob Wills at (815) 634-3086.  


New Year’s Eve Party at Starved Rock Lodge

New Year’s Eve Party December 31st, 2016 Theme: Masquerade Party RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Join us in bringing the New Year at Starved Rock Lodge with 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, 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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Starved Rock Gift Shop

(815) 220-7320 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-8pm Sunday: 9am-6pm 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, toys, books and trinkets for the kids. Learn More »



“We’re like the History Channel meets National Geographic!” Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is the best getaway in Illinois. If you enjoy outdoor adventures, hiking, history and architectural landmarks, you have come to the right place. We offer guided hikes year ’round so plan a trip in the spring, summer, fall or winter! Whether you’re hiking in the rain, sunshine, falling leaves or snow – you’re sure to see breathtaking Read More