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Bird of Prey shows and family activities at the Starved Rock Visitors Center, Starved Rock Lodge, and Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. Take a short hike to the top of Starved Rock for live eagle viewing or join the park naturalist for a guided eagle viewing tour. 9am-4pm each day. Most activities free, Bird of Prey shows are $3 per person. SATURDAY & SUNDAY EVENTS Starved Rock Lodge Birds of Prey* program by Illinois Raptor Center 10am, 1pm & 3pm Programs at 10:30am and 1:00pm in the LaSalle Room Illinois Waterways Visitor Center John James Audubon presents* “The Washington Eagle—and other raptors I have known” as portrayed by Brian “Fox” Ellis with live birds of prey 10am, 1pm & 3pm Starved Rock Audubon Society will be providing scopes and information on the outside deck Starved Rock Visitors Center The Art & History of Falconry with Falconer Rich Escutia 2pm Kaskaskia Room Guided Eagle Watching Hikes at 11:00am and 1:00pm Children’s Activities & Educational Exhibits throughout the weekend in all locations
Coming to Starved Rock Lodge from her recent role as Patsy Cline in the highly successful Engle Lane Theater production of “Always Patsy Cline”, the talented Mary Pfeifer will perform Cline’s beautiful ballads and hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, like Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight. Don’t miss this tribute to country music’s most beloved singer! Show dates: June 12, August 14, August 15, September 25 and October 16
Boyd, owner of Rogue Barrister Records has partnered with Jason Leslie, owner of Three Angels Brewing have brought together national talent combined with some of the best local craft beers in the area to provide a one-of-a-kind music and beer experience for visitors and local residents alike. The Law Office Pub & Music Hall is the perfect space to showcase amazing independent musicians and great craft beers on a regular basis. A uniquely remodeled pub and music hall, the Law Office is strategically situated along the majestic Fox River. Open Thursdays - Saturdays.
Everybody loves somebody sometime… and you’ll love this Tribute to the Stars performance at Starved Rock Lodge. Capturing the spirit of Dean Martin, Peter Oprisko brings the King of Cool back to life, with his renditions of Dino’s signature songs, style and sense of humor. Sway to Blue Moon, Baby It’s Cold Outside and Ain’t That a Kick in the Head.
Mike Williamson and Patte Armato Lund perform songs written after 1950. There will be a One Hit Wonder medley that includes “The Purple People Eater,” “Itsy Bitsy Bikini,” “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” and more. The group’s “Duets Medley” will salute Sonny and Cher, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and June Carter and Elton John and Kiki Dee. In honor of Tony Bennett’s birthday, they will be including a medley of his many hits.
An experience like no other! Don’t miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you’ll be doubled over. Shows: February 20, February 21, April 23, April 24 and April 25 Shows take place on February 20 and 21 at 11:30am.
Sit back and enjoy all that Las Vegas has (and had) to offer with “The Fabulous Vegas Guys!” From the Rat Pack and Elvis to Neil Diamond and everything in between! Mixing comedy, great music and dead-on impressions right before your eyes, you’ll never know what’s coming next. A truly must-see show!
Veteran Branson Entertainer’s Gordy and Debbie pay tribute to living legend George Strait. Hear his greatest hits along with fun facts, trivia about George and a dash of comedy sprinkled in. This husband and wife duo is a must see for all George Strait fans.
The synergy of Richard Gersten, Oscar Menoyo and Luis Galvez will amaze you as this trio of professionally-trained tenors presents diverse music encompassing Opera, Broadway and the standard Italian favorites infused with a touch of comedy. Shows take place on March 20, 21 & 22 at 11:30am
Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo, perform a high-energy show with classic country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell’s lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year, having spent many years with the Bill Gaither Southern Gospel Music Conventions. When she sings country music, she’s best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. Together, they bring country legend favorites like Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and so many more, to create an afternoon of Nashville fun.
You are cordially invited to the Hegeler family’s annual Christmas party. Step back in time to 1887 and be whisked away by the staff as you peek into the family’s and guests’ party preparations. Then, experience the fun of the party with carols, stories, and more. Guests at this event will tour the Mansion and will be guided through a play by one of our maids, meeting the Hegeler family and friends as the story unfolds. Actors in period dress in each room will give you a glimpse into the holidays as celebrated during Victorian times. The halls are festively decorated for the occasion. This theatrical tour is different every year and features local stars from Stage 212, Engle Lane, IVCC, and local high schools. This event always sells out quickly and is a fun annual tradition.
The Weber House is decorated in a style reminiscent of a prosperous 18th century home. As was the custom, decorations are homemade from greens, pine cones, fruits, flowers and assorted sweets. The Christmas trees, although common today, are not historically accurate. They did not come on the scene until Queen Victoria. And then they were small table top trees. So come on in and see Christmas of long ago.
The Breaking the Prairie Museum presently consists of two buildings. The Mathesius Brothers' Barn was completed in 2002. In 2004, the Country Chapel was completed and both buildings were dedicated. The Mathesius Brothers' Barn can now be viewed at any time. Large windows on three sides allow viewing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Farm tools and machinery are exhibited inside and outside this building. The Country Chapel represents a place of worship and family social life at the time the prairie was broken in the late 19th and early 20th Century. A pump organ, manufactured in Mendota in the 1880's produces wonderful music in the Country Chapel for special occasions. The Country Chapel is available for small weddings, renewal of wedding vows, anniversaries, meetings, or other small gatherings.
Playlist Theater, a cozy concert nook inside LaSalle's famed Uptown Grill, has been entertaining the Starved Rock area since 2006. This venue has hosted dozens of national acts, many of whom are quick to add the Playlist Theater as a favorite stop on their next tour.
Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the 57 room Mansion, built in 1874, is an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design, and the site of historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing and religion. National Historic Landmark.
Art in the Park is a juried art show and sale with over 30 artists displaying pottery, paintings, drawings, metalworking, glass, woodworking, and jewelry. The art show is in Washington Square Park in downtown historic Ottawa, IL during Ottawa's Riverfest Celebration
Discover what an educational toystore can be! We carefully curate our inventory to offer you the best in toys, games, books and crafts. We inspire the imagination and ignite learning! Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 10am - 5:30pm, Thursday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm
Welcome to Edgebrook Golf Course, your number one option for a round of golf in Sandwich, Illinois. Edgebrook Golf Course is located just west of the Chicagoland area, which allows us to offer a convenient location along with an uncrowded feeling of true serenity. In addition to a fantastic course, our facility also boasts two practice putting greens, one chipping green and fully-lighted driving ranges with all grass tees and six target greens. Here at Edgebrook we also offer season golf passes, lessons and special deals for your next golf outing.
The 18-hole course features 6,355 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 70.0 and it has a slope rating of 123. Designed by Dick Wherli, the Bourne golf course opened in 1990.
Mendota Golf Course is an 18 hole semi-private golf course. Mendota Golf Club has been serving its members since 1928. After starting as a 9 hole course, MGC expanded to be an 18 hole course in 1994. Members and guests enjoy the golf and setting on the 140 acres of rolling hills. MGC features beautiful bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens. A large putting green and a chipping area are also located up by the clubhouse.
Spring Creek Golf Course – located in Spring Valley, IL - is a traditional-style course in both aesthetics and playability. The course relies on natural land contours to challenge players with mature, rolling, tree-lined fairways, heavily wooded areas and water hazards on 8 holes. Strategically placed bunkers, generous, well-conditioned championship greens are features that all golfers appreciate.
Clayton's Tap has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. In 1973, W. Clayton Darlington purchased Farmers Paradise from Hank Briscoe. The tavern was truly a "Farmers Paradise". Shortly after Hank Briscoe passed away, it was renamed Clayton's Tap. In 2004, ownership transferred within the family, and the tavern was closed for a short time and completely remodeled. A back room with adjacent beer garden was built to host live entertainment and private parties, and the original Brunswick bar which won the World's Fair in 1933 was refurbished and is still in use today. So pull up a barstool and enjoy our live entertainment, food, spirits, watching sporting events on our televisions, playing darts, pool or video gaming... you are only a stranger at Clayton's Tap once.
Ottawa presents the 30th Annual Scarecrow Festival! Bring the kids for free buckboard rides, face painting and a petting zoo! While you're downtown check out the farmer's market as well as the shops, boutiques, and restaurants that will be offering special events inside their facilities! And don't forget what this fest is all about - scarecrows that will once again line the streets! 10:00am - 4:00 PM.
The Drifters…one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups is once again touring the U.S. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, "There Goes My Baby". The Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame and the first African American group to be inducted. Their classic tune "Under The Boardwalk" is the most played R & B record of all time. The list of hits goes on and on. Join the historic reunion as they return to their roots with their latest American tour. Performing at the historic Sandwich Opera House 3-5 pm, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017.