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July 2020

Jul 31

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, July 31 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

August 2020

Aug 03

Land & Water Cruise

Mon, August 3 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

Aug 05

Land & Water Cruise

Wed, August 5 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

Aug 07

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, August 7 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

Aug 07

Land & Water Cruise

Fri, August 7 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River.

Aug 12

Land & Water Cruise

Wed, August 12 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Wed. September 30, 2020

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a narrated trolley tour filled with rich history and legends of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience Starved Rock State Park from the Illinois River. Reservations required.

Aug 23

Trolley & Boat Cruise 12pm

Sun, August 23 @ 12:00 pm

Take a short ride on a Starved Rock Trolley to the east end of the Park where the Eagle 1 river boat is. Enjoy a one-hour boat ride on the scenic Illinois River. Trolley will bring you back to the Lodge to conclude the tour.

October 2020

Oct 29

Thursdays on the River

Thu, October 29 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu. October 29, 2020

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge at 3pm. The Trolley takes you to Lone Point Shelter to enjoy an hour long boat ride on The Eagle I. Arrive back at the Lodge at 4:30pm.

Oct 30

Autumn on the River

Fri, October 30 @ 11:00 am

Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River.

Oct 30

Ghost Tours 6pm

Fri, October 30 @ 6:00 pm

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 30

Ghost Tours 8pm

Fri, October 30 @ 8:00 pm

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 31

Fall Colors Trolley Tours 9:30am

Sat, October 31 @ 9:30 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.

Oct 31

Fall Colors Trolley Tours 11am

Sat, October 31 @ 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.

Oct 31

Ghost Tours 6pm

Sat, October 31 @ 6:00 pm

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

Oct 31

Ghost Tours 8pm

Sat, October 31 @ 8:00 pm

The spirit of a sobbing, screaming woman still searches for her missing husband--lost over a century ago. The voice of a long-dead child echos in a park. One hundred years ago a young woman checked into a hotel and has never checked out. The restless spirits of Native Americans. Mobsters who still haunt the riverfront. Experience these, and many more local haunts--many documented by paranormal researchers--on board the Starved Rock Trolley Ghost Tour! Your costumed, ghoulish guides will captivate your…

November 2020

Nov 04

Midweek MegaHike 8:30am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Wed, November 4 @ 8:30 am

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.

Nov 04

Midweek MegaHike 9am Departure

Hike to all of the canyons in a day!

Wed, November 4 @ 9:00 am

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.

Nov 27

Take a Hike & Lunch

Fri, November 27 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

Nov 28

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, November 28 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

Nov 29

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 29 @ 11:00 am

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to where you'll also pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit…

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