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Land and Water Cruise

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, happening 52 times

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. 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 accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed.

Nashville Connection Matinee

Tribute to the Stars Matinee

Country music at its finest!  Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots!!  Dave is well-known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell's lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music's Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions.  When she sings country music, she's best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline.  Together, they perform country legend favorites like Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson,...

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.

Nashville Connection Matinee

Country music at its finest!  Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots!!  Dave is well-known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell’s lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions.  When she sings country music, she’s best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline.  Together, they perform country legend favorites like Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson,...

Nashville Connection Matinee

Country music at its finest!  Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo perform a high-energy show with Classic Country music roots!!  Dave is well-known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell’s lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions.  When she sings country music, she’s best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline.  Together, they perform country legend favorites like Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson,...

Historic Trolley Tours

This tour may be sold out. Please call for more information. 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.

Land and Water Cruise

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, happening 52 times

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. 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 accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed.

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.

Fall MegaHike Saturday 8:30am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30am and expected time for lunch is 1pm. Return to the Lodge at 4pm. Board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek. Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed shirt.

Fall MegaHike Saturday 9am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 9am and expected time for lunch is 1:30pm. Return to the Lodge at 4:30pm. Board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek. Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed shirt.

Take A Hike & Lunch

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, happening 44 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 & a Boat Ride

This tour might be sold out. Call for information. 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...

River Cruises – Two Departures

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 Cruises – Two Departures

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.

Fall MegaHike Saturday 8:30am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Have you ever wanted to hike all the canyons in the park? Well now you can do it in one day. Hikes leave the Lodge at 8:30am and expected time for lunch is 1pm. Return to the Lodge at 4pm. Board a trolley with a pair of guides and be taken to the east end of the park where you will begin your trek. Included is trolley transportation, guides, boxed lunch (1/2 way) and a specially designed shirt.

Take A Hike & Lunch

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, happening 44 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 & a Boat Ride

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 Cruises – Two Departures

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 Cruises – Two Departures

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.

Land and Water Cruise

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, happening 52 times

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. 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 accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed.

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