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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, April 23rd, 2018

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Trolley Schedule » Waterfall & Canyon Tours April-May (Monday & Saturday) Ticket price: $32/adult, $27/children 10 & under Saturdays, 9am: Tours begin with trolley ride/hike and end with lunch at 12pm Mondays & Saturdays, 11am: Tours begin with lunch and trolley ride/hike follow Experience a fun, outdoor adventure at Starved Rock with a guided hike to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons: French, St. Louis and Ottawa (three 45 minute guided hikes). Tour includes lunch from a special menu in our rustic Main Dining Room and a relaxing trolley ride. This is a walking tour and is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility. Call (815) 220-7386 to book tickets. *Late arrivals will not be refunded. April Tours Saturday April 21 @…Read more

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Back Door Lounge & Main Dining Room 11am-8pm Make your Mondays a little more enjoyable with a Craft Burger and Beer at Starved Rock Lodge. Every Monday, our culinary team creates a special craft burger that is served with your choice of beer in a souvenir pint glass for you to keep, all for $15. This special will be available all day long in both the Back Door Lounge and Main Dining Room. We highly suggest curing your case of the Mondays here with us! April 2: Swiss N Shrooms Burger All beef burger topped with deep fried portabella mushrooms, charred green onions, Swiss cheese and bistro sauce. April 9: Texas BBQ Burger All beef burger topped with BBQ pork, coleslaw, onion…Read more

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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April 23, 24 & 25 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Gregory James, a Milwaukee native, has a soulful and distinct R&B singing style which will mesmerize you as you tap your feet to all the familiar sounds. Gregory performs old school songs like no other in the tri-state area. This includes songs by Al Green, Wilson Pickette, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Manhattans, Marvin Gaye, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder and many more. Matinee Performance: $34 – includes lunch buffet & show Overnight Stay with Matinee Performance: $158 – includes lunch buffet, show and overnight stay for two Book tickets by calling (815) 220-7386 or by clicking the links below Monday, April 23 – Click here to register Tuesday, April 24 – Click here…Read more

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Members from Tangled Roots and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to do a community spring clean up day on Monday, April 23 at 4pm. Gloves, trash bags and trash pickers will be available to borrow. Meet at the French Canyon trailhead at 4pm. You can bring filled trash bags to the Veranda for disposal. Clean up will take place from 4-6pm. Join us after for Tangled Roots Veranda Takeover – they will be sampling beer and handing out giveaways for guests from 5-8pm.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Great Hall Wine & Beer Tasting Mondays 4:30-6pm Join us every Monday from 4:30-6pm in the Great Hall. Customers can partake in tasting some of the best beers and wines the Lodge has to offer. Customers can purchase 5 tasting tickets for $4 for any beer and wine available at the tasting table. Extra tickets can be purchased for $2 each.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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April 23, 24 & 25 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Gregory James, a Milwaukee native, has a soulful and distinct R&B singing style which will mesmerize you as you tap your feet to all the familiar sounds. Gregory performs old school songs like no other in the tri-state area. This includes songs by Al Green, Wilson Pickette, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Manhattans, Marvin Gaye, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder and many more. Matinee Performance: $34 – includes lunch buffet & show Overnight Stay with Matinee Performance: $158 – includes lunch buffet, show and overnight stay for two Book tickets by calling (815) 220-7386 or by clicking the links below Monday, April 23 – Click here to register Tuesday, April 24 – Click here…Read more

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Starved Rock Lodge Dining Room
Tuesdays Main Dining Room 5pm-8pm Join us each Tuesday night this winter for our Two for Tuesday Dinner Special. Each week, our Chef will prepare a special 3-course dinner menu for $22 per person. Customers can add a beer or wine pairing to each course for $15 per person. If you’d like to make a reservation, please call the host stand at (815) 220-7321. Click here to see the menu

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

11:30 am - 2:45 pm

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April 23, 24 & 25 Matinee Shows 11:30am Check-in Begins Gregory James, a Milwaukee native, has a soulful and distinct R&B singing style which will mesmerize you as you tap your feet to all the familiar sounds. Gregory performs old school songs like no other in the tri-state area. This includes songs by Al Green, Wilson Pickette, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Manhattans, Marvin Gaye, The Spinners, Stevie Wonder and many more. Matinee Performance: $34 – includes lunch buffet & show Overnight Stay with Matinee Performance: $158 – includes lunch buffet, show and overnight stay for two Book tickets by calling (815) 220-7386 or by clicking the links below Monday, April 23 – Click here to register Tuesday, April 24 – Click here…Read more

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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The First Course Tour Wednesdays at 4:30pm $20/person Ever wonder how Starved Rock got its name or who built the Lodge? You can learn the answers to these questions and many more while strolling around the Lodge with our knowledgeable guide. Your tour begins in the Back Door Lounge with check-in and a beverage of your choice (specially prepared drink menu). Your tour guide will meet you and walk you through the historic Lodge as you enjoy your beverage and a scenic historic tour. Conclude the tour in the Back Door Lounge with your own appetizer sampler plate. This new tour is offered every Wednesday at 4:30pm. Click the links below to sign up or call (815) 220-7386. April Hikes Wednesday,…Read more

Thursday, April 26th, 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