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October 2020

Oct 29

Autumn on the River

Thu, October 29 @ 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 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

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, October 31 @ 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…

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 01

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 1 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 01

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, November 1 @ 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.

Nov 01

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, November 1 @ 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.

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 07

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, November 7 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 07

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, November 7 @ 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.

Nov 07

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, November 7 @ 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.

Nov 08

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 8 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 08

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, November 8 @ 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.

Nov 08

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, November 8 @ 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.

Nov 11

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a farm-to-foam…

Nov 14

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, November 14 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 14

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, November 14 @ 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.

Nov 14

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, November 14 @ 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.

Nov 15

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 15 @ 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 in the hotel lobby at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Hike to see scenic Wildcat Canyon, Lover's Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottled water.…

Nov 15

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 15 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 15

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, November 15 @ 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.

Nov 15

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, November 15 @ 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.

Nov 21

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sat, November 21 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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 22

Take a Hike & Lunch

Sun, November 22 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. November 29, 2020

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…

December 2020

Dec 05

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, December 5 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 06

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, December 6 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 07

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Mon, December 7 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 08

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Tue, December 8 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 09

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Wed, December 9 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 09

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, December 9 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a…

Dec 10

Kenny & Dolly Christmas

Thu, December 10 @ 11:30 am

Back again is Dave Karl (Kenny Rogers) & Wendy Engler (Dolly Parton) for all of the top songs, mannerisms and humor of the real Kenny and Dolly. This tribute has it all, the best of Kenny, Dolly and of course many of their famous duets.  There will be the perfect mix of Christmas music sprinkled in this show. For this Christmas show only, we will have a special Christmas buffet featuring Starved Rock’s Signature Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, and figgy…

Dec 11

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Fri, December 11 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 12

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, December 12 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 12

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, December 12 @ 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.

Dec 12

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, December 12 @ 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.

Dec 12

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sat, December 12 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. 

Dec 13

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, December 13 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 13

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, December 13 @ 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.

Dec 13

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 13 @ 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.

Dec 13

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 13 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 14

Under the Mistletoe – Notsalgic Holiday Favorties

Mon, December 14 @ 11:30 am

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!”  Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit! Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two…

Dec 15

Under the Mistletoe – Notsalgic Holiday Favorties

Tue, December 15 @ 11:30 am

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!”  Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit! Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two…

Dec 16

Under the Mistletoe – Notsalgic Holiday Favorties

Wed, December 16 @ 11:30 am

Make the season bright with Matt and Cynthia Gruel in their Holiday Cabaret, “Under the Mistletoe!”  Feel the jingling beat with Holly Jolly Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas. Reminisce with Baby It’s Cold Outside, Let it Snow and White Christmas. This joyful music and festive stories will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit! Matinee Performance: $38– includes lunch buffet & showOvernight Stay with Matinee Performance: $176 – includes lunch buffet, show & overnight stay for two…

Dec 18

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Fri, December 18 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 19

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, December 19 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 19

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, December 19 @ 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.

Dec 19

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, December 19 @ 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.

Dec 19

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sat, December 19 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 20

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, December 20 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 20

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, December 20 @ 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.

Dec 20

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 20 @ 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.

Dec 20

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sun, December 20 @ 6:00 pm

Relax and enjoy the holidays on the illuminated tour just before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving while you experience some of the area’s spectacular light displays. Trolleys are heated but you may want to bring a blanket. Please note: The restaurant will open early for dinner reservations before the tour. To book this tour, please call (815) 220-7386.

Dec 26

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, December 26 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 26

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, December 26 @ 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.

Dec 26

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sat, December 26 @ 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.

Dec 27

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, December 27 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Dec 27

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sun, December 27 @ 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.

Dec 27

Historic Trolley Tour – 1:30pm

Sun, December 27 @ 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.

January 2021

Jan 02

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, January 2 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 03

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, January 3 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 09

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, January 9 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 10

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, January 10 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 13

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, January 13 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers. Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a farm-to-foam…

Jan 16

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, January 16 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 17

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, January 17 @ 9:30 am
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Recurring Event

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

Jan 17

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, January 17 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 23

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, January 23 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 24

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, January 24 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 30

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, January 30 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Jan 31

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, January 31 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

February 2021

Feb 06

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, February 6 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 07

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 7 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 10

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, February 10 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a…

Feb 13

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, February 13 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 14

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 14 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 20

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, February 20 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 21

Sled Dog Demos

Sun, February 21 @ 9:30 am
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Recurring Event

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will return for two sled dog demos on January 17 and February 21, 2021. Seminars take place in the LaSalle Room at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Outdoor sled dog demos will take place in the northwest corner of the Visitor Center Parking Lot at 9:30am, 12pm and 3pm.

Feb 21

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 21 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 27

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, February 27 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

Feb 28

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, February 28 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

March 2021

Mar 06

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, March 6 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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 07

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, March 7 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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 10

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, March 10 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a farm-to-foam…

Mar 13

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, March 13 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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 14

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, March 14 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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 20

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, March 20 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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 21

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, March 21 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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 27

Guided Winter Hikes

Sat, March 27 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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

Guided Winter Hikes

Sun, March 28 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. March 28, 2021

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. 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.

April 2021

Apr 14

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Wed, April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Progressive Dinner Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners! August Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewery and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up once again to create a fun event filled with wine, beer and food tastings. Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to Utica to August Hill Winery to enjoy locally-made wines and small bite appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Ottawa for a…

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