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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!


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Monday, December 17th, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 14-23 6-8pm $17/adult $12/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. *Please note: The dining room will be opening at 4:30pm for our Christmas Lights Trolley Tours from December 14-23 if you’d like to make…Read more

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Flutes by the Fireplace December 17th 6-7pm Free Get ready for the holidays and join us in the Great Hall of the Lodge for holiday music by the Flute Choir from Music Studio 408.  Following this Holiday Concert there will be a Native American flute circle led by Dave Peterson from 7-8pm.  Both events will be free and open to the public.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 14-23 6-8pm $17/adult $12/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. *Please note: The dining room will be opening at 4:30pm for our Christmas Lights Trolley Tours from December 14-23 if you’d like to make…Read more

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 14-23 6-8pm $17/adult $12/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. *Please note: The dining room will be opening at 4:30pm for our Christmas Lights Trolley Tours from December 14-23 if you’d like to make…Read more

Thursday, December 20th, 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 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 a full schedule…Read more

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 14-23 6-8pm $17/adult $12/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. *Please note: The dining room will be opening at 4:30pm for our Christmas Lights Trolley Tours from December 14-23 if you’d like to make…Read more

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Maestro & Mi Holiday Glee December 20, 2018 7-8pm Maestro & Mi Music Academy will be rockin and singing and story telling again this year in the Great Hall at Starved Rock Lodge! This free concert will be performed by the instructors and musicians of “Maestro & Mi” Music Academy. It’s their gift to friends, families, students and the community!

Friday, December 21st, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 14-23 6-8pm $17/adult $12/children 10 and under Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour of the LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Utica area, just days before Christmas.  Let our staff plan the route and do the driving so you can enjoy light displays in our fully enclosed trolley.  Our trolleys are heated but you may want to bring along an extra blanket.  Each tour will have a guide to get into the holiday spirit through some Christmas carols and songs. Tours run from 6-8pm and reservations are a must. For reservations please call (815) 220-7386. *Please note: The dining room will be opening at 4:30pm for our Christmas Lights Trolley Tours from December 14-23 if you’d like to make…Read more

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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There’s no better way to relax on a Friday night than with great, live music in the Back Door Lounge. Talented, local performers bring a variety of rock and country favorites (mixed with a few original songs) each week from 8-11 pm with no cover charge. Come early for dinner! Ask about our wide selection of seasonal beers, Starved Rock wines and specialty drinks. Or, warm up with a coffee drink after dinner. Disclaimer: Material may not be suitable for all ages. Music moves inside to the Back Door Lounge (Fridays 8-11pm): December 14: Kevin Kramer Local Favorite December 21: Sean Walsh Local Favorite December 28: Champaign Freight Classic Country, Rock & Pop January 4: Chris Nez Classic & Contemporary Hits January 11: Cody Calkins…Read more

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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December-March Saturday & Sunday $12/person Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack. 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. Hike will be about 4.5 miles round trip. Remember to bring your binoculars and cameras. Included is: homemade granola bar, bottled water, “Starved Rock” backpack and voucher for small hot chocolate or coffee in our café upon your return. Advanced reservations are required as space is limited. For more information and…Read more