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Both Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park are located here, famous for its St. Peter sandstone rock formations. Alternatively, you could head to August Hill Winery or Illinois River Winery for a tasting.

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Matthiessen State Park
Matthiessen State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park
Owner description: Known for its magnificent rock formations of St. Peter sandstone, this scenic park offers many hiking and horseback riding trails plus fishing and boating along the banks of the... more Owner description: Known for its magnificent rock formations of St. Peter sandstone, this scenic park offers many hiking and horseback riding trails plus fishing and boating along the banks of the Illinois River. less
Attraction type: State Parks; Hiking Trails
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LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum
LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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Grand Village of the Illinois
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Ghost Towns
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Lock 16 Visitor Center & LaSalle Canal Boat
Lock 16 Visitor Center & LaSalle Canal Boat(LaSalle)
Owner description: The LaSalle Canal Boat experience includes a one-hour ride on an 1848 replica canal boat on the I&M Canal and Mule-Tending 101. Open late April through October. Period-clothed... more Owner description: The LaSalle Canal Boat experience includes a one-hour ride on an 1848 replica canal boat on the I&M Canal and Mule-Tending 101. Open late April through October. Period-clothed guides and crew entertain you with stories of the historic I&M Canal. Accessible dock and boat. Visitor Center open year round. Cafe, gift shop, meeting room, special events, visitor information, free wi-fi. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers; Gift & Specialty Shops; Coffeehouses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nonie's Bakery & Cafe
Nonie's Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Utica
Price: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Healthy, American, Cafe
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cajun Connection
Cajun Connection
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Utica
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room
Starved Rock Lodge - Main Dining Room
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Utica
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Skoog's Pub & Grill
Skoog's Pub & Grill
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Utica
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Duffy's Tavern
Duffy's Tavern
Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Utica
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Days Inn Oglesby/ Starved Rock
2.0 of 5
Days Inn Oglesby/ Starved Rock
$74 - $127
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oglesby
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BEST WESTERN Oglesby Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Oglesby Inn
$76 - $135
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Oglesby
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Super 8 Mendota
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Mendota
$57 - $70
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mendota
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
3.0 of 5
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
$173 - $202
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Utica
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Super 8 Ottawa Starved Rock
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Ottawa Starved Rock
$78 - $108
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Ottawa
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Super 8 Peru Starved Rock State Park
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Peru Starved Rock State Park
$64 - $82
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Peru
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.