Mystery Diner: Princeton's Park Tavern holds its own in fried chicken

Join the Mystery Diner as they take a trip to Starved Rock Country’s own Park Tavern, a hidden gem for delicious fried chicken!…
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(A Socially Distant) Liberty Arts Festival!

(A Socially Distant) Liberty Arts Festival!

Although COVID-19 maybe have waylaid plans for hosting a traditional Liberty Arts Festival, Morris' long running celebration of the arts, a special "Liberty Arts Festival Stroll" has been planned for this weekend. This special event will allow guests to enjoy the works of many ta…
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Craft Beer Event To Benefit Starved Rock State Park!

Craft Beer Event To Benefit Starved Rock State Park!

It's no small secret that Starved Rock State Park is one of our state's great natural resources, between seasonal waterfalls, ice-age era canyons and a bird’s eye view of the Illinois River, it's truly something worth preserving for future generations. Now you can do your part to…
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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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Featured Where to Eat

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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Featured Places to Stay

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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