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Oktoberfest 2016

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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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) 634-4086.  

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Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Join the Starved Rock guides as we hike to overlooks and canyons throughout the park enjoying the variety of spring wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park. Learn about the history and geology of the park. Guided hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 a. m. & 1:00 p.m. each day.

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Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea in the LaSalle Room $17/person Grandmothers, mothers and children! Grab your favorite teddy bear and join us for cookies and tea at the Lodge! New this year is an appearance and presentation from a “King and Queen”. Take home a complimentary specialty tea cup! Reservations required. $17.00 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please call (815) 220-7386. Click here to sign up

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Spring Migratory Bird Hike

Join the park naturalist and local bird expert, Tom Williams, as we hike to seek out resident birds and greet our spring migrators. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Hike lasts approximately 2 hours. Meet at the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m.  Hike lasts 2 hours.

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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 both days. 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 be taken to the east end of 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 »

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Activities

“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