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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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Saturday, November 1st, 2014

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Guided hikes with lunch are offered by Starved Rock Lodge on Saturdays and Sundays from April through November.  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). Our guided hikes are classified as strenuous.  Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate (waterproof) shoes.  Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or peanut butter and jelly; bag of chips; home-made granola bar; piece of fruit; and a bottle of water.  Please bring extra water in hot…Read more

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Enjoy a trolley ride (during November and December)  and see historic Starved Rock at the same time!  Board one of our fun trolleys outside the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Travel to the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, where you’ll watch a short video about the area. You’ll have time to explore the exhibits and visit the bookstore and Trailheads Concessions, too. The next stop is the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Step out on the observation deck and can see Starved Rock from across the river (what a great photo opportunity). You’ll also get to watch barge traffic travel through the locks. Finally, the trolley will take you  through the quaint Village of North Utica. Our trolley drivers are experts at sharing…Read more

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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MARCH: Saturdays – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Sundays – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm APRIL & MAY: Saturdays –  3:00 pm Sundays – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm JUNE – OCTOBER: Tuesday – 3:00 pm Thursday – 3:00 pm Saturday – 3:00 pm Sunday – 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm NOVEMBER & DECEMBER:  Saturday: 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10 Enjoy a historic trolley ride and see Starved Rock at the same time!  Board one of our fun trolleys outside the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Travel to the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, where you’ll watch a short video about the area. Your tour…Read more

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Sunday Brunch at Starved Rock Lodge is a fan favorite!  Reservations are required. $15.95 per person. Half price for children 10 and under. Children under age 3 are free. Click here to see our Brunch Menu. Please call our Hostess at (815) 220-7321 for reservations.

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.  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). Our guided hikes are classified as strenuous.  Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate (waterproof) shoes.  Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or peanut butter and jelly; bag of chips; home-made granola bar; piece of fruit; and a bottle of water.  Please bring extra water in hot…Read more

Thursday, November 6th, 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, November 7th, 2014

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Sorry! This event is sold out. What a night for Leinenkugel lovers! Everything on the menu at our Leinie Dinner (November 7, 2014) is made with Leinenkugel beers, from appetizers to dessert. In addition to the historic atmosphere of Starved Rock Lodge and great food, guests enjoy the chance to win prizes!  Plus, we’ll have Leinenkugel Beer-inspired Ice Cream, made right here at the Lodge. We are pleased to announce that this year’s guest speaker will be Brian Reed, a Trade Brewer for Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Reed leads beer education effort in the Great Lakes Region, works on new product innovation and acts as the region’s beer subject matter sensory expert. He is a Certified Cicerone, Certified BJCP Judge…Read more

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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.  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). Our guided hikes are classified as strenuous.  Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate (waterproof) shoes.  Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or peanut butter and jelly; bag of chips; home-made granola bar; piece of fruit; and a bottle of water.  Please bring extra water in hot…Read more

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Enjoy a trolley ride (during November and December)  and see historic Starved Rock at the same time!  Board one of our fun trolleys outside the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Travel to the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, where you’ll watch a short video about the area. You’ll have time to explore the exhibits and visit the bookstore and Trailheads Concessions, too. The next stop is the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Step out on the observation deck and can see Starved Rock from across the river (what a great photo opportunity). You’ll also get to watch barge traffic travel through the locks. Finally, the trolley will take you  through the quaint Village of North Utica. Our trolley drivers are experts at sharing…Read more

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Beginning at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 8th, enjoy the Leinenkugel Pub Crawl to all local bars in Utica. Have one of your favorite Leinenkugel Beers (which have become a true favorite here in LaSalle County) or try something new. Start at any bar listed on the crawl to get your passport, bring it (filled out) to Starved Rock Lodge’s Back Door Lounge by 8:00 p.m. to qualify for giveaways! Be back at the Back Door Lounge by 8:30 p.m.  Enjoy music by the Steve Sharp Band begins at 8:00 p.m. (Please have a designated driver and drink responsibly). Participating Bars, Taverns & Pubs are: Starved Rock Lodge’s Back Door Lounge Canal Port Duffy’s Tavern Joy & Ed’s Skoog’s Papa Murph’s Village Greenhouse Enchanted…Read more