Golf course near Starved Rock tees up hidden gem dining

Tucked away on the northeast side of Streator, just a short drive from Starved Rock State Park, you'll find a sprawling golf course that's home to one of the region's best dining destinations, the hidden gem known as The Eastwood Restaurant and Bar.
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State Parks Closed? Visit A Peaceful Nature Preserve!

State Parks Closed? Visit A Peaceful Nature Preserve!

From time to time, the parking areas at Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park reach maximum capacity, or inclimate weather requires trails to be cleaned. If such park closures happens, don't fret! There are plenty more exciting hidden gem parks scattered throughout S…
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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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Contest: Embrace Your Nature At Tangled Roots Brewing Co.

Contest: Embrace Your Nature At Tangled Roots Brewing Co.

Starved Rock Country's own farm-to-foam brewery Tangled Roots is offering you a chance to win a huge prize package (including tickets to the Hegeler Carus Mansion Summer Concert Series and tons of exclusive merch)! Here's how you can enter for a chance to win.Tangled Roots Brewin…
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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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Win A Cabin Vacation Near Starved Rock State Park!

Win A Cabin Vacation Near Starved Rock State Park!

Enter for your chance to win a FREE 2-night weekday vacation at the beautiful Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins, located just minutes away from Starved Rock State Park!Enter for your chance to win a social distance friendly cabin vacation at one of the Starved Rock Country are…
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Starved Rock Lodge Set To Reopen Friday!

Starved Rock Lodge Set To Reopen Friday!

For more than 80 years the Starved Rock Lodge has been one of Illinois' premiere hotel destinations nestled in nature, but for the last several months they've had to close their doors to the public, in accordance with state mandates. Now, as Starved Rock State Park begins to re-o…
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