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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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Monday, October 20th, 2014

11:00 am - 2:45 pm

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Denny Diamond, along with his talented son’s (Lucas and Spenser) perform a unique tribute to the music of Neil Diamond. This dynamic show also pays homage to legendary artists such as Johnny Cash, Glenn Campbell, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson and others. How do they decide what artists to include?  Join the class and let them educate you at a Matinee on October 20 or 21, 2014. Matinee Show: $32.00 per person (includes Lunch & Show) For more information and to make reservations call 815-220-7386, To book your tickets for Neil Diamond 101 online, click on a link below. Monday, October 20, 2014 – 11:30am Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 11:30am

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. The Fall Colors Trolley Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, hot lunch in our at Elements Restaurant (here at the Lodge) and a guided, scenic hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes as the trails are not paved. There is some hiking involved with this tour. Tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Reservations are required for this tour. Please call (815) 220-7386 to join the fun and see amazing autumn at Starved Rock State Park. Price: $30.00 per person October 6 (call for information) Click on the date below to book a tour on-line.  October 13 @ 11am October 20 @…Read more

Tuesday, October 21st, 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

11:00 am - 2:45 pm

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FEATURED IMAGE 175x175 denny diamond
Denny Diamond, along with his talented son’s (Lucas and Spenser) perform a unique tribute to the music of Neil Diamond. This dynamic show also pays homage to legendary artists such as Johnny Cash, Glenn Campbell, Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson and others. How do they decide what artists to include?  Join the class and let them educate you at a Matinee on October 20 or 21, 2014. Matinee Show: $32.00 per person (includes Lunch & Show) For more information and to make reservations call 815-220-7386, To book your tickets for Neil Diamond 101 online, click on a link below. Monday, October 20, 2014 – 11:30am Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 11:30am

Thursday, October 23rd, 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

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, October 24th, 2014

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Every Friday from May through October, our popular Canal Boat & Trolley Tour begins at 11:00 am, with a delicious lunch at Elements Restaurant in the heart of Starved Rock Lodge.  Next, you’ll board one of our trolleys for a ride through historic downtown Utica and stop at Cattails (where you can shop for unique treasures, wine, gifts and more).  Your trolley will then take you on a relaxing ride to LaSalle, where you will board the canal boat.  Step back in time, with period-dressed interpreters, on this 1-hour, mule-pulled canal boat ride. Learn the rich history of Illinois waterways, especially the Illinois & Michigan Canal.  After the boat ride, you’ll travel to the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center.…Read more

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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BACK DOOR LOUNGE FRIDAY NIGHT MAR 2014 KC
The Back Door Lounge is the place to be on Friday nights for relaxing, acoustic guitar and a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Join us for music and fun from 8-11 pm every Friday. Come early  for dinner at Elements or in The Back Door Lounge. Here’s the line-up: October 17th-Sean Walsh Secret Play List October 24th-Steve Sharp Rock, Country & Originals October 31st-John Baize Country Music

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Ottawa Canyon in the Fall
Every Saturday in October, our Fall Colors Trolley Tours have two departure times. The 9:30 am tour begins with Trolley Tour and guided hike and ends with lunch at 12:00 pm at Elements Restaurant. The second departure starts with lunch at 11:00 am and the Trolley Tour and guided hike follow. Enjoy Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year. Tour includes a relaxing trolley ride, hot lunch in our rustic dining room – Elements -and a guided scenic hike to Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes as the trails are not paved. There is some hiking involved with this tour. Tour is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Reservations are…Read more
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FB ACTIVITIES
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