There's no escaping the fun at Starved Rock Entertainment

There's no escaping the fun at Starved Rock Entertainment

Cierra Benckendorf, her husband Ty and others attempted to solve every puzzle and check every crevice but unfortunately fell victim to Starved Rock Entertainment’s blood-spattered asylum room.Although it wasn’t a real insane asylum – though you’d be forgiven for the mistake given…
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 …
Photo Gallery: Raptors flex their wings at Starved Rock

Photo Gallery: Raptors flex their wings at Starved Rock

​​​​​​George and Bernie Richtor are the proprietors of Save Our American Raptors (SOAR), a nonprofit organization entirely operated by private donations. The organization, which visited Starved Rock Visitor Center on Sunday, takes in the birds and teaches various classes on rapto…
Vinyl Rules At Blue Jay Way Records

Vinyl Rules At Blue Jay Way Records

Vinyl records have been enjoying a resurgence during the past decade. But they’re nothing new to Jim Lovejoy of Blue Jay Way Records in Princeton.Customers come in a broad spectrum, including millennials.
See owls, hawks, falcons, and an eagle at Starved Rock

See owls, hawks, falcons, and an eagle at Starved Rock

Saving Our American Raptors, also known as SOAR, will lead a presentation with live birds of prey including owls, hawks, falcons, and an eagle. Bring out the whole family to learn about these fascinating raptors and their natural habitats.
Starved Rock Country Barn Hosted Folk and Blues Legends

Starved Rock Country Barn Hosted Folk and Blues Legends

Starved Rock Country resident Keith Clark lived something of a double life. By day, he worked as a teacher and coach at Ottawa high school, bringing numerous victories to their famed track and field program, between the years of 1949 and 1962. But on the weekends and during the S…
Celebrate National Take A Hike Day

Celebrate National Take A Hike Day

There are over 60,000 miles of trails in the United States, and Starved Rock Country has some of the best to offer. Come out and celebrate National Take A Hike Day, on Sunday November 17, with two free guided hikes around Ottawa, Illinois.These hikes are an excellent way to get o…
Get moving this winter in Starved Rock Country

Get moving this winter in Starved Rock Country

Ice and snow can be a bummer ... if you're not in Starved Rock Country! From scenic cross-country skiing to snowmobiling and even ice climbing, you can take your pick of winter activities. Here are some of our favorites:Eagle Watching Ice Climbing Cross-Country SkiingIce Fishing …
Starved Rock Country Fall Colors

Starved Rock Country Fall Colors

Here are 10 great photos taken around Starved Rock Country this Fall. Tag your instagram posts with #starvedrockcountry and, with your permission, we'll feature them in an upcoming photo gallery!Taken by Tom SistakTaken by @wknelsonTaken by @lea_tamboleyTaken by @kyle_petersen21T…