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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, December 20th, 2014

8:30 am - 11:30 am

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Join the jolliest man of the season for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge.  Breakfast with Santa is set for Saturday, Dec. 20th. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory”.  Also attending will be “Grace,” a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends.  Children may take turns sitting on Santa’s lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Adults: $13.50  Under 10: $9.95 Early reservations are a must. 800-868-7625 ext. 386. CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON-LINE.   

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 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

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Starved Rock will get you in the spirit of the season with our Tour Christmas Lights Tour which if offered from December 13-23, 2014 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm). Don’t miss the chance to relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, when Christmas is in the air!  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy the beautiful displays of holiday lights while you’re aboard our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour comes with one of our  some Christmas carols and songs. Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10. Reservations are necessary for this tour.  Please…Read more

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Eagle & Trolley 5x7
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 - 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

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Join us for a  free, holiday concert performed by the instructors and musicians of “Maestro & Mi” Music Academy.  The historic Great Hall is the place. Sunday, December 21, 2014 is the date!  The concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 5;30 p.m. This will be a great time for the whole family!  Rehearsals are underway. Great times have begun, Santa has rsvp’d, and Phil’s tux is ready! For further information call 815-579-9555.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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lights tour
Starved Rock will get you in the spirit of the season with our Tour Christmas Lights Tour which if offered from December 13-23, 2014 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm). Don’t miss the chance to relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, when Christmas is in the air!  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy the beautiful displays of holiday lights while you’re aboard our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour comes with one of our  some Christmas carols and songs. Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10. Reservations are necessary for this tour.  Please…Read more

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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lights tour
Starved Rock will get you in the spirit of the season with our Tour Christmas Lights Tour which if offered from December 13-23, 2014 (6:00 pm-8:00 pm). Don’t miss the chance to relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, when Christmas is in the air!  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy the beautiful displays of holiday lights while you’re aboard our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour comes with one of our  some Christmas carols and songs. Adults: $15 Children 10 & under: $10. Reservations are necessary for this tour.  Please…Read more