Area Attractions

There will be time for children (of all ages) to enjoy the indoor water park, miniature golf, arcade games and  other attractions at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort. Along with the nature trails, Starved Rock State Park, Nonie's Bakery and other local attractions. The schedule is always flexible enough to allow much time to explore the Nature trails and other sights of the Utica/Starved Rock area.


a walk in the woods


Less than 90 minutes from Chicagoland, give or take a suburb or two!

Take I-55 South to I-80 West.
Follow the directions from I-80.

From I-80:
Take Exit 81/Utica (Route 178) South from either directioCCn.  Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort is located 3 miles south of I-80 on Route 178.  Drive through the town of Utica. Cross over the Illinois River.  Drive one mile past the entrance to Starved Rock and the Resort is on your right.

From I-39:
Take I-39 to I-80 East from either direction.
Follow the directions from I-80.