Calendar of Events

Starved Rock Lodge offers a calendar of fun things to do throughout the year.  Starved Rock State Park is one of the best places in Illinois to go hiking. We offer seasonal and historic Trolley Tours, guided hikes, musical tribute shows and more.

Click HERE to see our Calendar of Events.

Click HERE to see our SPRING POW WOW Newsletter.

If you need more information or want to reserve tickets for an event,

please call our Activities Department at 1-815-220-7386 or E-mail ednad@starvedrocklodge.com.


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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Weekly guided hike through Starved Rock State Park (and sometimes visiting nearby Matthiessen State Park) every Thursday morning, year round. The group meets in the lobby of the Lodge and departs at 9:00 a.m. Hikes last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the destination. The hikes vary each week and over a 3-month period, the group will see the entire park. So, over the course of a year, the Walker’s Club sees each part of the park in each season of the year. 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 Day or New Year’s Day.

Friday, April 25th, 2014

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Wine & Shopping Tours run EVERY Friday in March and April from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $17 per person. Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to the wine tasting rooms at Cattails, August Hill and Illinois River Winery.  Receive a glass to sample wine of your choosing.  The Trolley will also stop throughout historic downtown Utica.  There is some walking and standing on this tour. For more information and to make reservations for a tour call 815-220-7386. To book your Wine & Shopping Tour online, click a link below. Friday, April 25, 2014 – 1pm    

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays -  3:00pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm JUNE – OCTOBER Tuesday – 3:00pm Thursday – 3:00pm Saturday – 3:00pm Sunday – 12:00pm & 1:30pm November & December Saturday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 (Due to the annual Burgoo Festival in Utica, there will be NO Historic Trolley Tours on Sunday, October 12, 2014). 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…Read more

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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MEGAHIKE
Our Spring Mega Hikes will take place on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Our Fall Mega Hikes will take place on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park?  Well, now you can do it in one day!  The MegaHike is an adventure you’ll treasure for years to come. There are two departure times, hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30 a.m. and  9:00 a.m., both days, but we’re almost sold out! Expected time for lunch is 1:00 pm for the earlier group and 2:00 p.m. for the later group.  Finish times are approximately 4:30 & 5:00 p.m. The day begins as you board a Starved Rock Trolley…Read more

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Hepatica, Bellwort, and Violets, oh my!   Enjoy the great variety of spring wildflowers at Starved Rock State Park.  Join the Starved Rock guides as they hike to overlooks and canyons throughout the park identifying wildflowers and discussing Native American uses of those wildflowers.  Learn all about the history and geology of the park!  If conditions permit, sparkling waterfalls will flow in canyons.  Guided hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. each day.  Hikes are free!

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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ST LOUIS CANYON SPRING FI
Offered: in April & May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket Price: $32 for adults, $27 children (10 and under). 9am tour begins with trolley ride and hikes and ends with lunch at 12:00pm. 11am tour begins with lunch followed by trolley tour and hikes at 12:00pm Experience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided hike to 3 spectacular waterfalls and canyons. We will hike to French and St. Louis Canyons as well as Ottawa Canyon. The tour will also include your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU and a relaxing, historic trolley ride. This is a hiking tour and is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. For more information and to book your reservation call 815-220-7386. APRIL: Saturday,…Read more

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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FEATURED IMAGE TAKE A HIKE
Guided hikes with lunch are offered by Starved Rock Lodge on Saturdays and Sundays from April through November. Join us for a guided hike from the Lodge to LaSalle and Tonti Canyons. In our opinion, this is the BEST way to see Starved Rock State Park! Participants meet in the Hotel Lobby to pick up a lunch and a souvenir  “Starved Rock” backpack. Our friendly guides from Starved Rock Lodge will share their knowledge of Starved Rock State Park (named a National Historic Landmark in 1960) and Starved Rock Lodge (named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985). Hikers will stop for lunch once they reach LaSalle Canyon.  After lunch, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover’s Leap.  The…Read more

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

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Starved Rock Lodge presents Tom Waselchuk & Jami Lampkins performing their new hit revue Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash . Mr. Waselchuk and Ms. Lampkins share stories about the lives and careers of these amazing country music stars and, of course, sing their biggest hit songs—some of the best-loved music ever recorded. 2014 Dates: April 27, 2014 (Evening) April 28 & 29, 2014 (Matinees) Evening Performance: 5:00pm – $37.00 – includes wine tasting, dinner buffet & show Matinee Performances: 11:30am – $32.00 – includes lunch buffet & show For more information and to make reservations call 815-220-7386. To book your tickets for Sweet Dreams & Honky…Read more
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FB ACTIVITIES
MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays -  3:00pm Sundays – 12:00pm & 1:30pm JUNE – OCTOBER Tuesday – 3:00pm Thursday – 3:00pm Saturday – 3:00pm Sunday – 12:00pm & 1:30pm November & December Saturday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm & 1:30pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 (Due to the annual Burgoo Festival in Utica, there will be NO Historic Trolley Tours on Sunday, October 12, 2014). 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…Read more

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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MEGAHIKE
Our Spring Mega Hikes will take place on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Our Fall Mega Hikes will take place on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park?  Well, now you can do it in one day!  The MegaHike is an adventure you’ll treasure for years to come. There are two departure times, hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30 a.m. and  9:00 a.m., both days, but we’re almost sold out! Expected time for lunch is 1:00 pm for the earlier group and 2:00 p.m. for the later group.  Finish times are approximately 4:30 & 5:00 p.m. The day begins as you board a Starved Rock Trolley…Read more