Activities Department

Trolley Trio Progressive Dinner

Join us for our series of Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners!  August Hill Winery, Camp Aramoni and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to create a new unforgettable event filled with wine, spirits, beer and food tastings.   Meet at Starved Rock Lodge at 4:45pm, where the Starved Rock Trolley will take you to August Hill Winery for cocktails and appetizers.  Next, the trolley will head to Camp Aramoni for dinner and drinks.  Lastly, the trolley will take you back to Starved Rock Lodge for...

Waterfall & Canyon Tour 11am

Select Fridays @ 11am (tour begins with lunch; tour/hike follows from 12-3PM). Experience the fun outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons. See spring come to life in French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. This tour includes a hot lunch (special menu) in our restaurant and a relaxing trolley ride. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. Route may change due to trail conditions.

Guided Winter Hike

Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 1:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction. Hike will be about 3 miles round trip. Remember to bring your binoculars and cameras....

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour 1 pm Departure

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated...

Guided Winter Hike

Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 1:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction. Hike will be about 3 miles round trip. Remember to bring your binoculars and cameras....

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour 1 pm Departure

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated...

Whiskey Dinner

The dinner will consist of a whiskey adventure with a 5-course served meal all infused with a different type of whiskey. Our Executive Chef will give some insight on why he chose the pairings and how the evening meal was prepared. All courses will also be accompanied with a sample of the same whiskey. There will be a Cash Bar available with a variety of select featured cocktails. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Click here to...

Ukulele Moonshiners

The Ukulele Moonshiners are a four-piece musical ensemble that specializes in fun and audienceparticipation. They have entertained at festivals, luaus, political events, Veterans benefits, seniorcommunities, Starved Rock Lodge, car shows, Christmas parties, and even for The Chicago White Soxperforming at their last three Hawaiian Shirt giveaway/Margaritaville day promotions. Their concerts arelive performances, with each band member singing and playing instruments (no pre-taped music.) Eachshow is unique; and their set list will cater to the demographic of the audience.

Ukulele Moonshiners

The Ukulele Moonshiners are a four-piece musical ensemble that specializes in fun and audienceparticipation. They have entertained at festivals, luaus, political events, Veterans benefits, seniorcommunities, Starved Rock Lodge, car shows, Christmas parties, and even for The Chicago White Soxperforming at their last three Hawaiian Shirt giveaway/Margaritaville day promotions. Their concerts arelive performances, with each band member singing and playing instruments (no pre-taped music.) Eachshow is unique; and their set list will cater to the demographic of the audience.

Lunch and Trolley Tour

Join us for lunch and a trolley tour! Learn about the National Historic Landmark known as Starved Rock State Park and Lodge.  Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica, Starved Rock Country Welcome Center and to the Starved Rock Visitor center.

Waterfall & Canyon Tour 11am

Select Fridays @ 11am (tour begins with lunch; tour/hike follows from 12-3PM). Experience the fun outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons. See spring come to life in French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. This tour includes a hot lunch (special menu) in our restaurant and a relaxing trolley ride. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. Route may change due to trail conditions.

Guided Winter Hike

Join us for a guided hike with the possibility of frozen waterfalls & Eagles. Participants meet in the hotel lobby of the Lodge to pick up a snack and a “Starved Rock” backpack. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 1:00 pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear. In the event of ice and snow, we advise Yaktrax for extra traction. Hike will be about 3 miles round trip. Remember to bring your binoculars and cameras....

Winter Wildlife Trolley Tour 1 pm Departure

Join us for a narrated trolley ride to see our winter wildlife in their natural habitat! Tour will depart from the Lodge and take you on a tour through Buffalo Rock State Park to visit our resident Bison! Then we will travel to the IL Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if we can spot an Eagle or two! We will also travel to some other areas that are known for Bald Eagle sightings! The trolley will be narrated...

Easter Buffet

Celebrate Easter Sunday with us and enjoy our delicious holiday buffet. Click here to see the Easter Menu. Reservations and pre-payment are required for this event. Adults: $42.95, Children 10 and under: $21.95, Children under 3: Free. Please call (815) 220-7386.

Waterfall & Canyon Tour 11am

Saturday at 11am tour begins with lunch; tour /hike follows from 12-3PM. Experience the fun outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons. See spring come to life in French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. This tour includes a hot lunch (special menu) in our restaurant and a relaxing trolley ride. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. Route may change due to trail conditions.

Kenny & Dolly in Harmony

Sorry, this show is sold out. Dave Karl & Wendy T are together once again at the Rock to recreate the incredible songs and theonstage playfulness of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Real Love” tour. This tribute act has it all…thesongs, the mannerisms, the vocals, the professionalism and of course, the charm, the magic, and the onstage playfulness of Kenny and Dolly.

Kenny & Dolly in Harmony

Sorry, this show is sold out. Dave Karl & Wendy T are together once again at the Rock to recreate the incredible songs and theonstage playfulness of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Real Love” tour. This tribute act has it all…thesongs, the mannerisms, the vocals, the professionalism and of course, the charm, the magic, and the onstage playfulness of Kenny and Dolly.

Waterfall & Canyon Tour 11am

Saturday at 11am tour begins with lunch; tour /hike follows from 12-3PM. Experience the fun outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park with a guided walk to three spectacular waterfalls and canyons. See spring come to life in French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons. This tour includes a hot lunch (special menu) in our restaurant and a relaxing trolley ride. Waterfalls cannot be guaranteed on this tour. Route may change due to trail conditions.

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