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Greetings from Starved Rock Country,

To visitors planning their first trip, and to those who are already loyal fans of the area, we welcome you to our newsletter! Located about an hour Southwest of Chicago, Starved Rock Country is a beautiful stretch of Central Illinois, unlike anything else in the midwest. This idyllic community is home to enormous waterfalls, unforgettable hiking trails, unmatched river views and, of course, Starved Rock State Park.

Starved Rock has been a premiere destination to soak in nature and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life for more than 100 years, but there’s never been a more exciting time to visit the area than right now. Dozens of new eateries, brewers, distillers, boutique shops, artisans, bakers and musicians have brought new life to Starved Rock Country.

Each week we’ll be using this newsletter to highlight some of these hidden gems, bringing you a list of the best events and concerts happening in the area, and sharing some must-read feature articles from

The SRC newsletter is much more than that, we’ll also be offering giveaways, showcasing some of the best deals in the area and giving you pre-planned trip itineraries that are bound to make your next visit to Starved Rock Country even more memorable.

Hope to see you soon,

Ryan Searl

Website Brand Manager

Starved Rock Country