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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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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday Monday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am Wednesday: Tours begins with lunch at 11am Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 24th) Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 10:30am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 25th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride the trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Includes your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU during the week and Brunch on Sunday in Elements Dining Room. Dress warmly, bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras.…Read more

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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walkers club winter
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.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Tommy & the Nitecaps Rockin' at  the ROCK
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 at Elements! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks. Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner. Winter Music Schedule: ALL FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC BEGINS AT 8PM. ROCK STAR BEGINS IN FEBRUARY AT 7:00 PM AND RUNS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT (FEBRUARY ONLY) JANUARY 23RD:  JEFF MANFREDINI-LAID BACK ACOUSTIC MUSIC  FOR  EVERYONE JANUARY 30:  JOHN BAIZE –TODAY’S COUNTRY AND MORE FEBRUARY 5TH: ROCKSTAR…Read more

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday Monday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am Wednesday: Tours begins with lunch at 11am Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 24th) Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 10:30am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 25th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride the trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Includes your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU during the week and Brunch on Sunday in Elements Dining Room. Dress warmly, bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras.…Read more

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Guided Winter Hikes are offered every Saturday & Sunday from December-March. Hikes run from 11:00-2:00 pm. Price: $12 per person. Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of seeing frozen waterfalls & Bald Eagles in flight!  We’ll hike from Starved Rock Lodge to LaSalle Canyon.  Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack.  After leaving LaSalle Canyon, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover’s Leap for the best view of the majestic Eagles.  The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction.  The round-trip distance of this hike is about…Read more

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos in 2015. The first is on Jan. 11, 2015 (with seminars in the LaSalle Room) and the second is on Feb. 1, 2015  (with seminars in the LaSalle Room).  Outdoor sled dog demos will take place along the sea wall (just southeast of the Starved Rock Visitor Center)

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday Monday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am Wednesday: Tours begins with lunch at 11am Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 24th) Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 10:30am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 25th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride the trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Includes your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU during the week and Brunch on Sunday in Elements Dining Room. Dress warmly, bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras.…Read more

10:30 am - 2:00 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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Guided Winter Hikes are offered every Saturday & Sunday from December-March. Hikes run from 11:00-2:00 pm. Price: $12 per person. Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of seeing frozen waterfalls & Bald Eagles in flight!  We’ll hike from Starved Rock Lodge to LaSalle Canyon.  Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack.  After leaving LaSalle Canyon, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover’s Leap for the best view of the majestic Eagles.  The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00 pm.  Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction.  The round-trip distance of this hike is about…Read more

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Bald Eagle Trolley Tours January & February Mon, Wed, Sat & Sunday Monday: Tour begins with lunch at 11am Wednesday: Tours begins with lunch at 11am Saturday: 1st tour begins at 9am, ending with lunch 2nd tour begins with lunch at 11am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 24th) Sunday: Tour begins with brunch at 10:30am (Please note: There are NO Tours on January 25th) Be mesmerized by the beautiful bald eagles at Starved Rock. Ride the trolley to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center for eagle viewing and an educational program. Includes your selection from our SPECIAL LUNCH MENU during the week and Brunch on Sunday in Elements Dining Room. Dress warmly, bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras.…Read more