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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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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

9:30 am - 11:00 am

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June – September Saturday: 9:30am & 11:00am Monday & Wednesday: 11:00am $40/person NOTE: 9:30am tours will end with lunch at 12pm. 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 is minimal walking involved on this tour. Tickets are $40/person. Reservations are necessary. For more information and to book your reservation call (815) 220-7386 or click the links…Read more

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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$18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see waterfalls as they are seasonal. The guide describes to the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths. The hike is considered strenuous as there are many stairs and uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hikes are about 4.5 miles round trip. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and…Read more

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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June – September Saturday: 9:30am & 11:00am Monday & Wednesday: 11:00am $40/person NOTE: 11am tours will begin with lunch. 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 is minimal walking involved on this tour. Tickets are $40/person. Reservations are necessary. For more information and to book your reservation call (815) 220-7386 or click…Read more

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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PANO TROLLEY TOURS SPRING
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 or click the links below. Note: Due to flooding, our trolley tours are still on schedule but the itinerary may change slightly. Please call (815) 220-7386 for details.   Saturday, August 1 @…Read more

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join us for a wine tasting in the Hotel Lobby every Saturday from 4 – 5 pm so you can “try it” before you buy it! Sample a variety of Starved Rock Wines, made locally and imported from California. Don’t miss our newest toasting beverage – Starved Rock Bubbly!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Want to enjoy the beautiful weather but aren’t sure what to do? Come out to Starved Rock Lodge for music on our Veranda! Enjoy some appetizers, your favorite cocktail, something from the grill and a view of the Illinois River Valley from the Veranda. Parties start at 8pm and lasts until 11pm. Weather permitting, Veranda Parties kick off Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Labor Day. Veranda parties start Memorial Day Weekend. Outdoor dining mixed with great music and an amazing view of the scenic Illinois River Valley is a combination you must try this summer! See you there – music kicks off at 8 pm and runs until 11 pm. Memorial Day – Labor Day Schedule Music runs from…Read more

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Our delicious Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday* from 10:30am to 3pm in The Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge. To contact the Hostess, please call (815) 220-7321. Sunday Brunch Menu » Prices Adults: $15.95 Children 10 and under: half price Children 3 and under: free *Holiday Buffets are served on Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Holiday buffet pricing varies from Sunday Brunch pricing.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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featured-hike-lunch
$18/person Group departs from the hotel lobby of the Lodge with a knowledgeable guide to see canyons and bluffs made from St. Peter’s Sandstone. If you’re part of a guided hike in the spring or early summer, there is a good possibility you will be able to see waterfalls as they are seasonal. The guide describes to the group how Starved Rock got its name along with other tales and truths. The hike is considered strenuous as there are many stairs and uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Hikes are about 4.5 miles round trip. Lunch includes: your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, homemade granola bar, piece of fruit and…Read more

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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PANO TROLLEY TOURS SPRING
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 or click the links below. Note: Due to flooding, our trolley tours are still on schedule but the itinerary may change slightly. Please call (815) 220-7386 for details.   August Tours Sunday, August…Read more

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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FALCONRY SRL
Join us in the Utica Room as Rich Escutia opens our eyes to the art and science of falconry.  Rich will be bringing along his hawks to help inform and demonstrate how these magnificent birds survive. This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to a bird of prey and admire its beauty and skill. Admission: Voluntary Donation