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Starved Rock State Park is one of the best and most beautiful 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. First time at Starved Rock? We suggest a guided hike and a historic trolley tour to learn about the area. We offer seasonal trolley tours, year ’round guided hikes, musical tribute shows, special events, educational programs, children’s activities and so much more! Come explore this jewel in the crown of LaSalle County and see why we attract more than two million visitors each year!


Take a look at our Calendar of Events to see what activities are going on at Starved Rock Lodge:

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Trolley Schedule » June – September Monday & Friday 11am – 2:30pm $41/person Tour begins with lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the east end of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. For more information and to book your reservation call (815) 220-7386. August Tours Friday August 17 – Sold Out/Call for more information Monday August 20 – Click here to register Tuesday August 21 – Click here to register Friday August 24 –…Read more

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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August 20 & 21 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Michael St. Angel will be at Starved Rock Lodge as “The King of Rock and Roll” takes the stage. You can rock to the hits that made Elvis famous, such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hounddog,” “Love Me Tender” and many more! Keep the spirit of Rockin’ and Rollin’ alive! Matinee Performances: $34 – includes lunch buffet & show Overnight Stay with Matinee Performance: $158 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for 2 Book tickets by calling (815) 220-7386 or click the links below Monday, August 20 – Click here to register Tuesday, August 21 – Click here to register Interested in staying overnight? Click here to book your overnight package

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Trolley Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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. August Tours Friday August 17 @ 3pm Monday August 20 @ 3pm Tuesday August 21 @ 3pm Wednesday August 22…Read more

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Trolley Schedule » June – September Mondays & Thursdays 5pm-8pm $41/person Board a Starved Rock Trolley and travel to Lone Point Shelter where you’ll board our new river boat, “The Eagle I” for a leisurely, scenic cruise on the picturesque Illinois River. After the cruise, the trolley returns you to the Lodge where you’ll enjoy dinner from our special menu, served with dessert, in our historic Main Dining Room. For more information and to make reservations call  (815) 220-7386. August Tours Monday August 20 – Click here to register Thursday August 23 – Click here to register Monday August 27 – Click here to register Thursday August 30 – Click here to register September Tours Monday September 3 – No…Read more

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Trolley Schedule » June – September Monday & Friday 11am – 2:30pm $41/person Tour begins with lunch in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the east end of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. For more information and to book your reservation call (815) 220-7386. August Tours Friday August 17 – Sold Out/Call for more information Monday August 20 – Click here to register Tuesday August 21 – Click here to register Friday August 24 –…Read more

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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August 20 & 21 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Michael St. Angel will be at Starved Rock Lodge as “The King of Rock and Roll” takes the stage. You can rock to the hits that made Elvis famous, such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hounddog,” “Love Me Tender” and many more! Keep the spirit of Rockin’ and Rollin’ alive! Matinee Performances: $34 – includes lunch buffet & show Overnight Stay with Matinee Performance: $158 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for 2 Book tickets by calling (815) 220-7386 or click the links below Monday, August 20 – Click here to register Tuesday, August 21 – Click here to register Interested in staying overnight? Click here to book your overnight package

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Trolley Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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. August Tours Friday August 17 @ 3pm Monday August 20 @ 3pm Tuesday August 21 @ 3pm Wednesday August 22…Read more

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Trolley Schedule » March: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm April-May: Saturday: 3-4:30pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm June-October: Monday-Friday: 3-4:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm & 3-4:30pm November-December: Saturday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Sunday: 12-1:30pm & 1:30-3pm Pricing $12/adult $10/seniors (60 & over) $8/children (10 & under) Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall 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. August Tours Friday August 17 @ 3pm Monday August 20 @ 3pm Tuesday August 21 @ 3pm Wednesday August 22…Read more

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Thursdays, 9am Free – Open to the Public Would you like someone to hike with you? Don’t know where to hike? Come one, come all! Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The best part is the hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get to see each part of the park in every season of the year! Some hikes head to the Nature Preserve, Matthiessen or Buffalo Rock State Parks. Hike 12 times and earn a free lunch in the Main Dining Room! No pre-registration is required. Please wear appropriate clothing, shoes and bring a water bottle! Ask for…Read more

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Trolley Schedule » Trolley Tour & Boat Ride June – September Thursday at 11am & 12:30pm $30/person This tour includes a historic overview of the area aboard one of the Starved Rock Trolleys with one stop at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, a ride through downtown Utica and another stop at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The trolley will then take you to “The Eagle I” for a one hour ride on the scenic Illinois River. This tour is narrated with history and legends of the area. August Tours Thursday August 9 @ 11am – Call for more information Thursday August 16 @ 11am Thursday August 23 @ 11am Thursday August 30 @ 11am September Tours Thursday September 6 @ 11am…Read more