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Fall Colors Trolley Tours

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One event on Tue. October 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Fall Colors Trolley Tours

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Neverly Brothers Tribute Matinee

Tribute to the Stars Matinee

Join us for one of our best Tribute to the Stars Matinees of the season: Neverly Brothers - "A Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute – From Elvis to the Beatles!"The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. Their one-of-a-kind high energy stage performances take you on a musical guided tour of rock history - from 1955 to 1965.  It‘s not “moldy oldies”-...

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour to interesting places in the Starved Rock area like the IL Waterway Visitor center and Buffalo Rock State Park. Learn about Starved Rock’s history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both the trolley and boat are wheelchair...

Neverly Brothers Tribute Matinee

Tribute to the Stars Matinee

Join us for one of our best Tribute to the Stars Matinees of the season: Neverly Brothers - "A Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute – From Elvis to the Beatles!"The Neverly Brothers concerts are a tribute to one of the most exciting chapters in music history: the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. Their one-of-a-kind high energy stage performances take you on a musical guided tour of rock history - from 1955 to 1965.  It‘s not “moldy oldies”-...

Historic Trolley Tours

This tour includes a 90 minute trolley tour with stops at the Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center, the IL Waterway Visitor Center and through downtown Utica. It’s the perfect way to learn about the rich history of the Starved Rock area.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour to interesting places in the Starved Rock area like the IL Waterway Visitor center and Buffalo Rock State Park. Learn about Starved Rock’s history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both the trolley and boat are wheelchair...

Historic Trolley Tours

This tour includes a 90 minute trolley tour with stops at the Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center, the IL Waterway Visitor Center and through downtown Utica. It’s the perfect way to learn about the rich history of the Starved Rock area.

Ghost Tours – 6pm Departure

A fright night filled with ghost hauntings and sightings that will give you a spooky adventure like no other! Ghost Tours at Starved Rock Lodge are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning October 15th! There are two departures, 6 or 8 pm. Board the trolley and you'll be escorted by a costumed guide to some local destinations known for their occult aura. The tour will last about 1 1/2 hours. This tour was created by Follies Production & Events. Tour...

Storytelling with Bill Myers

Storyteller Bill Myers will return to Starved Rock Lodge for two special events. The first night of storytelling will take place under October skies at Fox Ridge (located across from the front steps of the Lodge). The happy Halloween themed event is set for Friday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m. In addition to hearing some great, family-friendly stories, there will be a bonfire. Each family will take home a free pumpkin from Mr. Myers. Admission to storytelling is free. Donations...

Ghost Tours – 8pm Departure

A fright night filled with ghost hauntings and sightings that will give you a spooky adventure like no other! Ghost Tours at Starved Rock Lodge are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning October 15th! There are two departures, 6 or 8 pm. Board the trolley and you'll be escorted by a costumed guide to some local destinations known for their occult aura. The tour will last about 1 1/2 hours. This tour was created by Follies Production & Events. Tour...

Fall Colors Trolley Tours

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Fall Colors Trolley Tours

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, happening 4 times

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Take a Hike & a Lunch

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, happening 9 times

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Hike will vary upon group skill and trail conditions. *Boxed lunch and souvenir drawstring backpack included.

Visit a Canyon and a Boat Ride

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, happening 10 times

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock’s most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. A snack, bottle of water and souvenir drawstring backpack are included. Canyon chosen may vary, depending on weather, river and trail conditions. $40 for adults $35 for children 10 and under. This tour runs June-September.

River Cruise- 1 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. This tour lasts one hour.

River Cruise – 2 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! The trolley will provide transportation to and from the boat. This tour lasts one hour.

Ghost Tours – 6pm Departure

A fright night filled with ghost hauntings and sightings that will give you a spooky adventure like no other! Ghost Tours at Starved Rock Lodge are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning October 15th! There are two departures, 6 or 8 pm. Board the trolley and you'll be escorted by a costumed guide to some local destinations known for their occult aura. The tour will last about 1 1/2 hours. This tour was created by Follies Production & Events. Tour...

Ghost Tours – 8pm Departure

A fright night filled with ghost hauntings and sightings that will give you a spooky adventure like no other! Ghost Tours at Starved Rock Lodge are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning October 15th! There are two departures, 6 or 8 pm. Board the trolley and you'll be escorted by a costumed guide to some local destinations known for their occult aura. The tour will last about 1 1/2 hours. This tour was created by Follies Production & Events. Tour...

Take a Hike & a Lunch

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, happening 9 times

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Hike will vary upon group skill and trail conditions. *Boxed lunch and souvenir drawstring backpack included.

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