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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, March 28th, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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4th Saturday of each month. 9am-Starved Rock Lodge Parking Lot Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photography Club will meet each month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality nature and wildlife photos. We will meet the 4th Saturday of every month at 9am in the back of the Large Parking Lot at Starved Rock Lodge. All meetings will consist of a hike to an area of either Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State…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

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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March:  Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm April & May: Saturday 3-4:30 & Sunday 12-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 June-October: Monday-Saturday 3-4:30 pm, Sundays 12:00-1:30, 1:30-3 & 3-4:30 November-December: Saturday & Sundays 12:00-1:30 and 1:30-3pm Adults: $12, Seniors: $10 (60 and over), Children 10 and under: $8 Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area 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. March Tours Saturday March 28 @ 12:00 pm Saturday March 28 @ 1:30 pm Sunday March 29 @ 12:00 pm Sunday…Read more

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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 also includes a visit to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, where you can see Starved Rock from across the river and watch barge traffic travel through the locks. You’ll also travel through the village of North Utica and hear about the Illinois & Michigan Canal. While aboard, the driver will share the rich history and legends of the area. This is an excellent tour if you’ve never been here before! Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10. Reservations…Read more

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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 also includes a visit to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, where you can see Starved Rock from across the river and watch barge traffic travel through the locks. You’ll also travel through the village of North Utica and hear about the Illinois & Michigan Canal. While aboard, the driver will share the rich history and legends of the area. This is an excellent tour if you’ve never been here before! Price: $12.00 per adult/$10.00 senior/$8.00 children under 10. Reservations…Read more

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join us as we honor Chief Walks with the Wind and the Native American history from Starved Rock Lodge’s days gone by. Enjoy stories, songs and ceremonies shared by Jerry “Ho Chunk Ska Gah” Savage, grandson of Chief Walks with the Wind. This is a free event, open to the public. This event will be held in the Great Hall.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Saving Our American Raptors will be on hand with live birds of prey! See birds of prey such as falcons, owls, and hawks up-close, and learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds. This event will be held at the Starved Rock Visitors Center!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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PATTY WASZAK
Direct from her Smokey Mountain theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: we present Patty Waszak. Patty combines a wide variety of music along with comedy and audience participation. She is a singer, comedienne, musician. Enjoy all of those upbeat toe tappers people know and love! Matinee shows include lunch and show at $32.00 a person. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. Click here to book the March 30 Matinee Click here to book the March 31 Matinee