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Donations Needed for IVPADS

Starved Rock Lodge needs your help to fill the Holly Jolly Donation Trolley. This annual collection of food and supplies is donation to Illinois Valley PADS. Located in Peru, IL, PADS is a 66-bed homeless shelter that provides shelter, meals, and other services to those in need. The Shelter’s top…

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Winter Fun for Everyone

Celebrate winter and plan a getaway to Starved Rock Lodge for Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary or anytime you want to raise a toast to life’s memorable moments. “Dream Lover! Vintage Songs of Love” is one of many “Tribute to the Stars” Shows on the calendar for 2024. All Matinees…

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Eagle Watch Weekend (Jan. 27 & 28, 2024)

Eagle Watch Weekend will have a few new activities for January 27 and 28, 2024. In addition to “Birds of Prey” Shows, the planning committee is happy to announce that the Village of Utica will be part of the upcoming, family-friendly fun weekend. Thanks to support from LaSalle County Tourism,…

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Wedding Expo on Sunday, Jan. 7

Join us for our annual “Romance in the Park” Wedding Expo on Sunday, January 7, 2024. From noon to 3:00 PM, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the best Wedding Vendors in the area. We’ll have tastings of some of Starved Rock’s Wedding cuisine. Plus, you can discuss all the…

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Rockstar Returns in 2024

Join us on February 21 & 28, March 6 & 13 at Starved Rock Lodge and see who will be named the next Rockstar! If you love to sing, you might want to enter! This popular, mid-winter singing competition returns to the Main Dining Room of Starved Rock Lodge with…

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Plan Ahead for Holiday Fun!

Starved Rock has a variety of wonderful ways to make the most of the holiday season, especially if you want the perfect place for your holiday party. The LaSalle and Utica Rooms are available for gatherings of up to 50 guests. We’ll help you create a menu perfectly suited to…

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Autumn Fun at Starved Rock

Enjoy the crisp days of fall at Starved Rock Lodge! Book an overnight package to make the most of your adventure, where you can take in a sunrise or applaud a sunset. Choose the “Explore Starved Rock”, “Celebrate with us” or “Golden Getaway” package. All the details are on our website.

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Plan a Day Just for You!

Wellness in the Wilderness will take place on Sunday, September 24th at Starved Rock Lodge. Start the morning in the LaSalle Room, where you can connect with fellow attendees, and begin your journey with an intention-setting journaling session. The pace of the day is intentionally slow to allow time to…

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You’re Invited to Oktoberfest at Starved Rock Lodge

Even though you don’t want summer to end, there’s a certain joy in hearing that we’re now accepting reservations for our Oktoberfest celebrations. The menu has been created by our Chefs, the ceramic steins arrived yesterday, the German Band has been booked and we are ready to welcome you to…

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Why You Should Visit Starved Rock Lodge in August

Summer does not officially end until September 21, so why not make the most of this wonderful season? Throughout August, the park is green and lush with foliage, the river cruises are running and there are fun things to do inside, even if it’s hot outside. There’s a certain joy…

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