Explore The Recently Renovated Reddick Mansion

Dubbed “The Jewel of Ottawa,” the Reddick Mansion is without a doubt one of the most spectacular historic buildings in Starved Rock Country. After nearly a year of being closed to the public for extensive historical renovations, this beautiful home once again will open its doors …
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Explore The Recently Renovated Reddick Mansion

Explore The Recently Renovated Reddick Mansion

Dubbed “The Jewel of Ottawa,” the Reddick Mansion is without a doubt one of the most spectacular historic buildings in Starved Rock Country. After nearly a year of being closed to the public for extensive historical renovations, this beautiful home once again will open its doors …
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Photo Gallery: Ice Climbing At Starved Rock State Park

Photo Gallery: Ice Climbing At Starved Rock State Park

Every Winter, hundreds of experienced climbers flock to Starved Rock State Park to spend a day scaling enormous frozen waterfalls with little more than an anchor line, an ice axe and a helmet. Join Shaw Media Photographer Scott Anderson as he takes you on a photo tour of this pas…
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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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Dog-Friendly Spots In Starved Rock Country

Dog-Friendly Spots In Starved Rock Country

With all the accommodating restaurants, hotels, parks and dog runs, Starved Rock Country is the perfect place to take a trip with your furry friend! Here's a convenient guide to some of the best social distance-friendly hiking destinations, dog parks and al fresco dining options …
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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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Mystery Diner: A touch of Thailand hits the spot in Princeton

Mystery Diner: A touch of Thailand hits the spot in Princeton

Join the Mystery Diner as they take a trip to Starved Rock Country's own Golden Rice Authentic Thai Food in Princeton!For those who are already fans of Thai, the Pad Thai, panang curry, pad see ew and green curry are some of the best I’ve had. For those who are new to Thai flavor…
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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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Starved Rock Country's Spring Cabin Guide

Starved Rock Country's Spring Cabin Guide

From rustic to luxury, there are some terrific cabin rentals across Starved Rock Country! Whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or planning a family gathering away from the hustle and bustle, there's a cabin to suite every type of Spring vacation. Here's a look at four of th…
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Flock To The Rock And Stay The Night!

Flock To The Rock And Stay The Night!

While this year's 'Flock To The Rock' festivities may look a little different, you can still save big by planning an overnight trip to see Starved Rock's famed bald eagles! Book a stay at either Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center or Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Cabins and recei…
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