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Starved Rock Country presents Legends Tribute
The Legends Tribute is a musical tribute to the stars. This year's performers will be all about rock, soul and country; performing as Elvis Presley, Barry White and Johnny Cash.
Mark Allen's American Kitchen
Mark Allen's American Kitchen is a comfortable place to be and is perfect for lunch, dinner or just a quick drink or snack. We take great pride in preparing our food with the finest and freshest ingredients available.
Enjoy this special "Lincoln Tea" afternoon tea at Lock 16 Café on Tues., Oct. 6th from 2-4pm, which includes a full array of tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire ceram and jam, a variety of sweets and, of course, tea from The Republic of Tea.
Mazon Creek Fossil Tour
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds. The adventure begins with a hayride to the original site of the discoveries along the Mazon Creek as it was in the mid-1800s and the opportunity to collect the unique concretions such as ferns and horsetails. Bring a bucket, rock hammer, shoes to wear in the creek, and casual clothing. Everyone will have specimens to take home to remember the day. Afterwards, more fun is to be had with cocktails and al fresco dining to celebrate your finds. All proceeds will go to the Canal Corridor Association to help preserve I & M Canal history, protect its environment, and create tourism.
Hampton Inn - Peru
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, in Peru is conveniently located off of I-80 and 10 minutes from Starved Rock State Park. Free WiFi, hot breakfast, indoor pool/whirlpool and fitness center.
The Right Spice Supper Club
A family friendly casual dining restaurant known for good food, good people and great times! Open Monday - Thursday 3:30pm - 9:00pm. Friday and Saturday 3:30pm - 10:00pm. Sunday Winter hours.
Dinner and a Little History: Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard The Swiftwalker
Hubbard was 18 when he arrived in Chicago in October of 1818 as a clerk working in the fur trade. After the fur trade ended in Illinois, Hubbard built the first brick commercial building, opened the first meat packing plant in Chicago, helped create the Chicago Board of Trade and the Union Stockyards. He campaigned for and was later appointed as a commissioner responsible for building the I&M Canal. In his long and active life, Gurdon Hubbard saw Chicago grow from a town of four and a half houses, a fort and a Potawatomi town, to more than a half million people by the time of his death in 1886. Speaker: Gary Mechanic, veteran tour guide and storyteller for Friends of the Chicago Portage will bring his story to life. Reservations required. 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Canal Corridor Association. $24 for CCA members, $29 for non-members.
Amboy Wildlife Marsh Wildlife Santuary Tour - Diverse Habitats
Join the Illinois Audubon Society to enjoy a day at Amboy Wildlife Marsh & Sanctuary. Cost is $10 which includes snacks & water and an optional lunch can be purchased for $6. Learn about the unique habitats that make this sanctuary an absolute jewel which includes wetlands, black oak savannas, sedge meadows and dry sand prairies. Trip will include hiking and plenty of species identification in the field. Purchase lunch or bring your own. Go to website for more information and registration form. All trips are open to members and non-members.
Rawshu'a Organic Market
Rawshu’a is a vegetarian-friendly eatery, juice bar, water bar and organic market. Open from 8a to 6p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from noon to 6p on Saturday.
Enjoy your bingo at Jackpot Bingo in Peru, IL. Tuesday & Thursday Matinee: Doors open at 11:30 am. Play starts at 12:30 pm. Low $22 buy-in includes lunch. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings: Doors open at 4:30 pm. Play starts at 6:15. Nightly prices range from $20 to $70 - paper, computer and combo packages.
Gardenstock Art & Music Festival
Get ready to rock your heart out with the 7th annual Gardenstock Art and Music Festival benefiting the Sinnissippi Center’s Gardening Program. Bring a chair and cooler or sample scrumptious offerings from local drink and food vendors. Make yourself at home while you listen to bands ranging from folk, to bluegrass, and rock. Wander the art festival grounds and check out the best in local creativity. A nominal donation at the gate gets you in for the day.
Twin City Popcorn
If you are in the mood for birthday cake or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, why not try it in popcorn? You can get those flavors and more at Twin City Popcorn, a gourmet popcorn shop. Among the variety of flavors Twin City Popcorn will sell will be sea salt and pepper, double cheddar, caramel corn, and candy flavors.
Hegeler Carus Mansion Summer Sunset Concert Series
The Hegeler Carus Mansion is once again celebrating the sounds of summer in Starved Rock Country at their outdoor music venue. Offering great entertainment all summer, every Friday! The gardens open for picnics at 5:30 pm and music starts at 7 pm. See website for full music lineup.
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place is a venue for wedding receptions, reunions and birthday parties. It is located in downtown Dixon next door to the popular Salamandra Mexican Restaurant. Our big party room can seat up to 100 people and Salamandra’s Restaurant also can cater your event as well.
The Rusty Fox Wine and Alehouse
We offer a full line-up of quality wines and micro-brews for your enjoyment. Always bringing in new beverage offerings.
Four and Twenty Cafe
Four and Twenty Cafe commits to buying their produce from a local source to create their pies, pastries, smoothies, and more.
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill offers the best in Mexican food. Our menu includes chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and several other Mexican dishes.
Silver City Treasures
Silver City Treasures offers antiques and collectibles in the grand tradition of all purveyors of objects d'art and objects d'junque, they buy sell and trade just about anything of value although theyhave a personal penchant for the odd and unusual, the grotesque and goofy. The stranger the item, the better they like it! On any given day you might find a silver tea kettle from the 1700s, a brass hook shaped like a mermaid, a hand-carved African fertility god, an ultra-cool set of vinyl and aluminum rock 'n' roll bar stool or a reproduction Andy Warhol poster. A Peter Max maybe-maybe-not reproduction poster and much more! Silver City Treasures is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week except Thursday.
Fine dining in an upscale beautiful atmosphere. We offer daily specials and incorporate locally grown seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.
Bella Italian Restaurant
Bella's prides themselves on using the freshest and highest quality ingredients in all their delicious entrees to make your Italian dining experience tasty and nutritious.
Habanero Mexican Grill & Cantina
Habanero Mexican Grill & Cantina promises fast, fresh, and authentic Mexican food.
Neil & Shorty's BBQ
Neil and Shorty's BBQ offers mouthwatering beef briskets, pulled pork sandwiches and baby back ribs.
The Napp Inn
Newly renovated accommodations. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the new Bistro restaurant. Free wireless internet. Just off I-88.
Chestnut Street Inn
Award winning bed and breakfast and restaurant featuring Mediterranean Cuisine using locally available ingredients. If you are a foodie, you will love the Chestnut Street Inn. Chef Monika prepares Mediterranean inspired menus featuring locally sourced foods. Her passion for all things food related shines through in her creativity in the kitchen. You can enjoy an overnight and breakfast, a special prix-fixe dinner or even a cooking class. From free snacks and beverages available in the Butler’s pantry to chocolates in the room to an expansive beer and wine list for purchase, anything your palate could desire is available here. Conveniently located off I-80. Four uniquely appointed guest suites, including private bathrooms.