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March 2020

Mar 22

Guided Winter Hikes

Explore the winter beauty of mother nature

Sun, March 22 @ 11:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Mar 22

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, March 22 @ 12:00 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Mar 22

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, March 22 @ 1:30 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. 

Mar 22

Chief Walks with the Wind Tribute

Sun, March 22 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a special event to pay tribute to Chief Walks with the Wind (Sam Sine). His Grandson, Gerald, Chief White Winnebago (Ho Chunk Ska Gah) Savage and his Great-grandson, “Walking Straight” (Cam Savage) will lead ceremonies, stories & songs in the Great Hall.

Mar 23

Craft Burger & Beer Monday

Mon, March 23 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon. April 27, 2020

Join us for lunch or dinner in the restaurant or Back Door Lounge for Craft Burger and Beer Monday. Order a burger with your favorite craft beer for just $15. Each week is a different burger not available on our regular menu. Click here to see this year's Craft Burger & Beer Monday schedule

Mar 23

Ice Cream Tasting

Mon, March 23 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon. April 13, 2020

What's Spring Break without a little something sweet? Join us in the Cafe for an ice cream tasting! Limit 15 kids. Free event.

Mar 23

Food Chain Craft

Mon, March 23 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon. April 13, 2020

Construct your own food chain! Kids will be able to cut, color and glue their own food chain to illustrate how a food chain works in nature. $1 per child.

Mar 24

Adult Water Fitness

Tue, March 24 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue. April 14, 2020

Join us in the Pool for some water fitness! Towels provided. Free class!

Mar 24

Kids Water Fitness

Tue, March 24 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue. April 14, 2020

Let your children burn some energy off at our kids water fitness class! Towels provided. Limit 15 kids. Free class!

Mar 24

Tree Cookie Necklaces

Tue, March 24 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue. April 14, 2020

Decorate your own tree cookie necklace to commemorate your trip to Starved Rock Lodge! $1 per child. Limit 15 kids.

Mar 25

Wildflower Wednesday Hike

Wed, March 25 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed. April 15, 2020

Join us as we hike to see beautiful wildflowers popping up throughout Starved Rock State Park! Hike will be about 45 minutes. Limit 15 people. $5 per person. Meet in the Great Hall.

Mar 25

Give Back Night

Wed, March 25 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed. April 29, 2020

Enjoy a masterfully prepared buffet meal, complete with salads, Starved Rock Lodge’s Signature Fried Chicken, sides, desserts and more while supporting your organization. A portion of every dinner buffet purchased on this night will be given back to this great community organization. Adults are $15.95 and children between the ages of 3 and 12 are $7.95. The price includes the buffet with salads, entrees, sides and desserts. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are highly recommended: (815) 220-7321 March…

Mar 26

Walkers Club

Free guided hike!

Thu, March 26 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

One event on Wed. November 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

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 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! 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! Click here to…

Mar 27

Seafood Dinner Buffet

Fri, March 27 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Fri. April 10, 2020

Join us for dinner every Friday through April 10 for a sustainably-sourced and chef-crafted seafood buffet. Items change weekly but will generally feature a fried fish, a baked fish, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, crab salad, shrimp cocktail and a risotto or pasta action section. Please note: our regular dinner menu is still available during this time. $21.95 for adults and $10.95 for children 10 & under. For reservations: (815) 220-7321

Mar 27

Edward David Anderson – Live Music

Folk Music

Fri, March 27 @ 8:00 pm

Live music in the Back Door Lounge. No cover charge!

Mar 28

Guided Winter Hikes

Explore the winter beauty of mother nature

Sat, March 28 @ 11:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Mar 28

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, March 28 @ 12:00 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Mar 28

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, March 28 @ 1:30 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book, call 815-220-7386. 

June 2020

Jun 10

Tribute to Lionel Richie

Wed, June 10 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Matinee Show Recreating all the hit songs of a living music legend “Lionel Richie” is Gregory James. Greg has opened shows for the O’Jays, Bobby Womack, The Temptations and also accompanied the legendary Drifters on stage. Prepare yourself to fall in love all over again and dance All Night Long with this unforgettable Lionel Richie experience. Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two Click here to book…

Jun 11

Tribute to Lionel Richie

Thu, June 11 @ 11:30 am

Lunch Matinee Show Recreating all the hit songs of a living music legend “Lionel Richie” is Gregory James. Greg has opened shows for the O’Jays, Bobby Womack, The Temptations and also accompanied the legendary Drifters on stage. Prepare yourself to fall in love all over again and dance All Night Long with this unforgettable Lionel Richie experience. Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two Click here to book…

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