Starved Rock Country has everything you need for the perfect winter getaway! Flock to the Rock

Eagle Watch Weekend 2024

01/17/2024 by  
Eagle Watch Weekend January 27 & 28, 2024 Events set to take place at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center have been moved to the GYM at the Utica Village Hall. Events planned for Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center have been moved to Starved Rock Lodge, except...READ MORE

What To Do When It Rains in Starved Rock

10/06/2023 by  
You're all set for day of hiking through beautiful Starved Rock State Park, but then the skies open up and the rains come down.  You check the weather, and it doesn't look like the sun will come back out. Your day isn't over!  There is still a lot of...READ MORE

Lock & Lunch Riverboat Cruises

10/03/2023 by  
Starved Rock Lodge and the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat have launched two new tours! Throughout October, enjoy a riverboat cruise and lunch at Stared Rock Lodge. Choose the East-to-West Route that starts with the cruise and ends with lunch, or the West-to-East Route that start...READ MORE

5 Restaurants To Visit in the Starved Rock Area

01/14/2020 by  
There are so many reasons why you should plan your next visit to the Starved Rock area, and the tasty food is a big one!  Here are a few local restaurants to check out that are sure to please you. With many different flavors to fulfill every pallet, yo...READ MORE

Flock To The Rock 2020

01/07/2020 by  
There is a lot of reasons why you should plan your next adventure to the Starved Rock Area. Fun sightseeing, unique progressive dinner experiences, several places to enjoy a nice glass of wine in a relaxing atmosphere, there is something exciting to do for everyone! &nb...READ MORE

Sometimes You Need A Slice

11/05/2019 by  
What’s flat, baked like an open-faced pie, but yet savory and can add any topping you want? If you guessed pizza, then you’re right!  Pizza is a food that is so universal, and can be tailored to just about anyone. To satisfy your cravings, I want to share...READ MORE

Satisfying a Sweet Tooth at Hollingworth Candies

10/01/2019 by  
Hello Everyone! My name is Mariah and this week’s travel lead me into the Lockport area at Hollingworth Candies.  Having a major sweet tooth that day, I was more than happy to stop by. I was able to chat with Wendy Carver and her mother Margaret Carlson about t...READ MORE

Reliving the City of Steel – A Stroll Through the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

08/24/2017 by  
Standing in the middle of the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, the first thought that came through my mind was “Joliet’s Stonehenge.”  But, this was much more than a circular array of standing and balanced stones.  This used to be the second ...READ MORE

Scenes from the Corridor