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Starved Rock State Park is one of the best destinations for hiking in the Midwest. We know that our guests love to come here to see the natural beauty of the park, but there’s so much more to see and do. If you’ve never been here before, we suggest a guided hike and a Historic Trolley Tour. We other seasonal Trolley Tours, musical tribute shows and many fun activities and events, many of which are free of charge. Starved Rock Lodge and State Park attracts over two million visitors each year. Come and explore this jewel in the crown of LaSalle County!


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Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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March:  Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm April & May: Saturday 3-4:30 & Sunday 12-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 June-October: Monday-Saturday 3-4:30 pm, Sundays 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 November-December: Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. April Tours Sunday April 26 @ 12pm Sunday April 26 @ 130pm Sunday April 26 @ 300pm May Tours Saturday May…Read more

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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 8:30a.m. & 9:00a.m. both days.  Expected time for lunch is 1:00 & 2:00.  Finish times are approximately 4:30 & 5:00p.m.  You will board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek.  Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed performance T-shirt.  $37.00 per person.  Reservations a must.  For more information and to make a reservation please call 815-220-7386. Saturday April 25, 2015 at 8:30 am Saturday April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am Saturday April…Read more

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock. Guided hikes leave from the visitor center at 9:00am & 1:00pm each day. Hikes are free!

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Our delicious buffet is served every Sunday from 10 :30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in The Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge. Click here to see our Brunch Menu Prices: Adults: $15. 95 Children under age 10:  1/2 price Children age 3 and under: Free Reservations are necessary for all holiday buffets. To contact the Hostess, please call (815) 220-7321.  

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Saturday & Sundays. 11am-2pm. $18 per person Participants meet in the hotel main lobby of the Lodge to pick up a lunch and a “Starved Rock” backpack. Hikers will stop for lunch once they reach a Canyon. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hike will be around 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and a bottle of water. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386 Group will depart from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable…Read more

Monday, April 27th, 2015

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Offered: in April & May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket Price: $32 for adults, $27 children (10 and under). Mondays:  11am-3pm. Saturdays:  9am-1pm & 11am-3pm Experience the fun of outdoors adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will plan to visit French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. The tour will also include hot lunch in The Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. The 11:00 tour begins with lunch in our dining room followed by the tour and the 9:00 tour will begin with the tour and conclude with lunch. This is a walking tour and not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. For more information…Read more

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Tom Waselchuk & Jami Lampkins perform their hit revue Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. They’ll share stories about the lives and careers of these amazing country music stars and sing their biggest hit songs-some of the best-loved music ever recorded.Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. Click here to book the April 27 Matinee Click here to book the April 28 Matinee Click here to book the April 29 Matinee

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Tom Waselchuk & Jami Lampkins perform their hit revue Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. They’ll share stories about the lives and careers of these amazing country music stars and sing their biggest hit songs-some of the best-loved music ever recorded.Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. Click here to book the April 27 Matinee Click here to book the April 28 Matinee Click here to book the April 29 Matinee

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Tom Waselchuk & Jami Lampkins perform their hit revue Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. They’ll share stories about the lives and careers of these amazing country music stars and sing their biggest hit songs-some of the best-loved music ever recorded.Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. Click here to book the April 27 Matinee Click here to book the April 28 Matinee Click here to book the April 29 Matinee

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Every Thursday (year round) Join the fun on our weekly, guided hikes! Explore Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, the I & M Canal and a nearby Nature Preserve. Every Thursday morning, year round, the Starved Rock Walkers Club  meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00 am. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes vary each week and over a 4-month period, the group will see the entire park.  Make some new friends and learn about wildlife, wildflowers and more. This event is free and open to the public. Please note: We will not hike on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Schedule: April 30 LaSalle Canyon/Tonti…Read more