Exhibits & Movies

The Starved Rock Visitor Center offers exhibits for guests to view.

  • Three-dimensional topographic map of the park and surrounding area
  • 400-gallon aquarium that holds fish that are found in the Illinois River
  • Educational and interactive displays
  • 56-foot mural, which depicts scenes of Illinois Native Americans interacting with French missionaries and fur traders
  • Display of stone tools used by Native Americans, as well as the 10,000-year-old crown of a mammoth molar
  • Model of Fort St. Louis which was located on top of Starved Rock from 1682 until the early 1700s
  • Display of the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Timeline outlining the development and growth of the park
  • Native American wigwam with lifelike figures is on display and you can look inside and see how Native People once lived
  • Legend of Starved Rock and Lover’s Leap
  • Native, mounted birds and mammals

Movies are available for free viewing at the Visitor Center including:

  • Civilian Conservation Corps of Illinois
  • In the Shadow of the Rock (history)
  • Smokey the Bear
  • On the Wings of the Wind (bald eagles)
  • Orientation