Starved Rock Country To Appear On 'American Pickers'

Starved Rock Country To Appear On 'American Pickers'

The cast and crew of the popular History Channel antiquing program "American Pickers" paid a visit to Starved Rock Country this past Fall. Now, the episode is about to airwaves! The historic Herrcke Hardware, located in downtown LaSalle, will appear on History Channel’s “American…
Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

There's never been a better way to experience the beautiful lighted displays of Starved Rock Country than on a Trolley departing from Starved Rock State Park!Just days before the holidays, Starved Rock Lodge will be offering a series of special trolley tours, taking you to of som…
Live Ice Carving In Ottawa

Live Ice Carving In Ottawa

This Saturday, Ottawa's Chris Kringle Market will be hosting a live ice carving demonstration, by the world renowned Nadeau's Ice Sculptures Inc.This live demo will be taking place near Santa's Hut, at the corner of Jackson and LaSalle Street, during the Chris Kringle Market. The…
Holiday House Walk

Holiday House Walk

Back for it's 25th year, Morris' Christmas House Walk will allow you to tour four beautifully decorated homes, scattered across eastern Starved Rock Country. Come take a look at these architectural marvels and the beautiful holiday decor their owners have selected to display. Her…
Wine and Art Walk Returns For 5th Year

Wine and Art Walk Returns For 5th Year

Ottawa's Wine and Art walk returns for it's fifth year this Saturday, November 2nd! Enjoy samples of delicious wines and tasty appetizers, all while taking in some wonderful artwork in more than 20 of downtown Ottawa's best independent stores.For more information on the Wine and …
Starved Rock Country Vintage Travel Posters

Starved Rock Country Vintage Travel Posters

More than 10 talented artists from around Illinois have submitted their interpretations of a vintage WPA-style travel poster, based on the sights, locations and events found around Starved Rock Country! These artists will have a chance to win $500 and have their work featured on …
4 must-see Ghost Tours in Starved Rock Country

4 must-see Ghost Tours in Starved Rock Country

Fall is officially here, and that means ghost tours are just around the corner! Starved Rock Country's past is packed with bone-chilling tales of terror and unexplained apparitions. Regardless of your belief in the supernatural, here are four haunted tours that are sure to get yo…
Ottawa’s New Muralist Previously Painted for Game of Thrones Author

Ottawa’s New Muralist Previously Painted for Game of Thrones Author

Artist John Pugh, is widely known for his trompe de l'oeil (French: “deceive the eye”) style of murals. These large-scale optical illusions have been commissioned by the Minnesota Zoo, Nickelodeon Studios, and even Game of Thrones scribe George R. R. Maritn! Now one of these worl…