Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:30am-2:45pm $35 per person Board the Spirit of Peoria for a rare experience on a genuine paddle wheeler! Go through the locks twice, enjoy lunch and be entertained with music and river lore. You will meet at the Starved Rock State Park boat ramp for boarding. Reservations are required. For more information or to book call 815-220-7386. To book your Sights & Sound of the River experience online, click on the Read More
Our popular Canal Boat & Trolley Tour begins with a delicious hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge. Next, you’ll board one of our trolleys for a ride through historic downtown Utica and stop at Cattails (where you can shop for unique treasures, wine, gifts and more). Your trolley will then take you on a relaxing ride to LaSalle, where you will board the canal boat. Step back in time, with period-dressed interpreters, on this 1-hour, mule-pulled Read More
Join us for a cruise aboard Belle of the Rock. This tour is offered every Monday & Thursday evening from June-September. Tour includes a Trolley Shuttle to and from the boat. The boat ride is a relaxing, scenic hour-and-a-half cruise on the Belle of the Rock paddle wheel boat. The tour concludes with dinner from our special dinner menu with dessert. For more information and to make reservations call (815) 220-7386. $38.50 per person. Please note: We will not Read More
Enjoy our most popular tour and see Starved Rock from the water! You can really see how big the ROCK is when you see it from this perspective. Plus, you’ll see the wildlife living on Plum Island (egrets, cranes, migratory birds such as pelicans and more). Tour includes a hot lunch in our rustic Dining Room, a historic trolley ride and a leisurely 50-minute Illinois River cruise on the Belle of the Rock, an authentic paddlewheel boat. There Read More
HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS Offered: March – December (Sundays) Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center where you will see a short video of the area. You will also travel to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center where you will see Starved Rock from across the river and Read More
This tour includes a historical trolley ride, hot lunch at Starved Rock Lodge and a leisurely 1-hour Illinois River cruise on the “Belle of the Rock” and authentic paddle wheel boat. See “the Rock” from the river — it’s the best way to see this National Historic Landmark! Plus, you’ll get to see the wildlife living along the Mississippi Flyway. Inhabitants of Plum Island include egrets, cranes, migratory birds, beavers, squirrels, fox and more. Tickets Read More
Our water cruise season has ended. Cruises on the “Belle of the Rock”, an authentic paddle wheel boat or the Canal Boat will resume again next June. This popular tour includes a leisurely cruise on the picturesque Illinois River with optional dinner or lunch. It’s the summer’s best adventure! For tickets & information, just dial 815-220-7386. UPCOMING EVENTS Search for upcoming cruises, tours, & specials.