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“Beautiful Park” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Utica
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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.
Rockford, Illinois
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a beautiful park on the I & M Canal. Watch boats navigate the locks. In the fall, particularly, the color is magnificent. In the winter, you can spot nesting eagles over the water and nearby. Great family trip. There is a lodge where you can stay, and eat.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“1 of Best Pleases for a weekend get away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Been here three or four time. Every time we get to see something new here. Very nice food and great Trails.

Visited September 2013
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Harvard
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“Beautiful Park with a long history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Step out for a hike into history and learn about our past. Take in the history of Starved Rock, hike to see the many waterfalls, stop in the small center and take in short movies about the history. CCC were here and performed a great service to the generations that followed.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Starved Rock for family outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a nice weekend gateway from busy city life like Chicago. The place is at drivable distance of 80 miles from Chicago city. It is on the bank of river IL. One very good attraction outside the park across IL river is locks which is used for IL river flow reversal from lake MI to Mississippi river. You can also find nice fishing, boating spot on the river bad. Starve rock is also has historical significance where two Indian American tribes have fought to get the control on river trade.
Forest trail and waterfall are good attractions for childrens.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place is absolutely beautiful there's Caverns ,caves ,walking trails and places to climb log cabins parking lot several entrances absolutely just a delightful place to visit

Visited October 2013
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