Calling Coffee Connoisseurs: Jeremiah Joe Opens Up Second Location

Getting a delicious cup of coffee before your trip to Starved Rock State Park just got even easier. Jeremiah Joe Coffee, a local favorite roastery and café in Ottawa, has opened up a beautiful second location in town along the historic I&M Canal.For more information, be sure to f…
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Ghost Tours in Starved Rock Country!

Ghost Tours in Starved Rock Country!

Fall is officially here, and that means ghost tours are just around the corner! Starved Rock Country's past is packed with bone-chilling tales of terror and unexplained apparitions. Regardless of your belief in the supernatural, here are two great socially distant group tours tha…
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Works by Peter Toth still standing proud

Works by Peter Toth still standing proud

For hundreds if not thousands of years, many Native American tribes roamed, traded, and made Starved Rock Country their home until the early 1830s when most were forced to migrate westward with increasing pressure from the European settlers. Since 1972, Hungarian-born sculptor Pe…
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Ghost Stories on the I and M Canal

Ghost Stories on the I and M Canal

As dusk falls, come out and hear about the ghostly tales of the I&M Canal on the haunted boat tour this weekend from October 25-27. This Halloween adventure is filled with legends, mystery and horror. Let their talented tour guides divulge the many secrets, spirits, and scandals …
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Homegrown Wines

Homegrown Wines

August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. in Downtown Utica is Starved Rock Country’s award winning winery. August Hill Winery has been making wine since 2002. The Winery includes caves for aging wine, a tasting room, a sparkling wine program, and a staff that is family. Enjoy …
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A Spectacular Family Getaway

A Spectacular Family Getaway

Just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers cozy lodging, a playful dining scene and a thrilling waterpark! The Honey Pot offers a convenient place to grab a quick bite to eat, while Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual …
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Video: Plan A Field Trip To Starved Rock Lodge!

Video: Plan A Field Trip To Starved Rock Lodge!

While COVID-19 has made many facets of the traditional educational process more complicated this year, Starved Rock Lodge has built a new program to make sure your young learners can still enjoy a safe and entertaining fieldtrip! With many schools opting for remote learning this …
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5 Things To Do At Starved Rock Lodge!

5 Things To Do At Starved Rock Lodge!

While Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks may be closed to the public, for a brief time, there are plenty of more family-friendly adventures to be had at the (still open) Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center!While Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks are still recove…
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