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Address: 1 Dee Bennett Rd, Ottawa, IL
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Great day for a hike.

Nice trails and beautiful canyons and views. Lots of stairs, but many are to specific sites and can be skipped if you are tired. We had a great time.

Reviewed 1 week ago
MikeHavel
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice trails and beautiful canyons and views. Lots of stairs, but many are to specific sites and can be skipped if you are tired. We had a great time.

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Thank MikeHavel
Batavia, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great trails to walk on any time of year. Beautiful waterfalls in the summer which freeze into living ice-sculptures in the winter. Fall foliage isn't to be missed and Springtime wild flowers are beautiful. Never disappointing whether a quiet day alone or fun with friends and family. Lodge is great for overnight and meals! Buffet breakfasts are so good and... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Trails aren't to bad to walk. If you don't mind walking that is. Had a very enjoyable day. My boyfriend surprised me by proposing to me near the waterfall.

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Thank Dawn B
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Poor service all the way, total scam - Boat are very old and has problems. We rented 3 pontoons and all of them had problems and stopped in the middle of the river. Pontoon 1: canopy fall off. Pontoon 2: left the rope hanging in the back which ended up getting stuck in the propeller and then they wanted to... More 

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Thank Qasim S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time hiking....bit crowded but plenty of activities. Lodge food was great. Services were nice.

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Thank SH G
Cicero, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to see the changing of the season Especially up on the bluffs Great and helpful staff

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Thank bileen81
Marseilles, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Starved Rock is a place you must visit. Trails galore, beautiful sights overlooking the river. Amazing place!

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Thank Kathy T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our goal was to rent a place for three familes (5 adults and 5 children 5 and under) so we could spend some quality time together. I called on a whim to ask about renting a pontoon boat and Bob was very nice on the phone and sold me on a suite and villa for a weekend. When we checked... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a beautiful area. It has many bluffs and stairs to climb for spectacular views. Includes a waterfall. Has a big information center. If your an adventurer you will love this park.

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Thank Sjssz
Mundelein, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This park is great. Very cool trails both hard and easy trails. Great scenic routes and well labeled so no one can get lost.

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Thank Kris S

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