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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 offer 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 attract over two million visitors each year. Come and explore this jewel in the crown of LaSalle County!


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Thursday, May 7th, 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: May 7  Wildcat Canyon/French…Read more

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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What could be better than an evening of friends, wine, and art with YOU as the artist?  Enjoy a relaxed painting session with family and friends, or come alone and meet new people.  No painting experience necessary.  Evening includes: all of the painting materials you will need, glass of wine and snacks.  Everyone will finish a painting to take home.  Class is limited to 20 people, so please call for reservations.  Class is located in the Café of Starved Rock Lodge. This class is $35 per person. Call 815-220-7386 to book! Instructor: Melody Choice of Fruit or Flower Click here to register for the May 7 class Click here to register for the June 11 class Click here to register for…Read more

Friday, May 8th, 2015

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks. Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner. Music Schedule: All Friday night music begins at 8pm. May 8: Jeff Manfredini May 15: Brian & Jeff May 22 The Steve Sharp Band Classic Rock and Originals May 29 Brian & Mark –Classic & Rock Variety June 5 Aduki Quintet Smooth Jazz June 12 Last Call…Read more

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

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May Tours: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Saturday: 3-4:30 pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.   May Tours Saturday May 2 @ 3pm Sunday May 3 @ 12pm Sunday May 3 @ 130pm Sunday May 3 @ 300pm Saturday May 9 @ 3pm Sunday May 10 @…Read more

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

11:00 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

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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May Tours: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Saturday: 3-4:30 pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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.   May Tours Saturday May 2 @ 3pm Sunday May 3 @ 12pm Sunday May 3 @ 130pm Sunday May 3 @ 300pm Saturday May 9 @ 3pm Sunday May 10 @…Read more

10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Our Mother’s Day Buffet will be served from 10:30am to 6pm on Sunday, May 10, 2015. This is a special, holiday buffet priced at $22.95 per person. Children under 10 are half price. Reservations are required for this buffet. Call (815) 220-7321 to make reservations. Mother’s Day Buffet Menu »

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, May 11th, 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