Not too far from the majestic Starved Rock State Park travelers can find the Starved Rock Marketplace. The exterior has always looked so adorable that I noted I should stop and take a peek when time allowed. During our recent visit to Starved Rock, we earmarked some time to explore.
The Starved Rock Marketplace is a fusion of three different venues. We first visited Cattails which is a large gift and clothing shop. Oh my, there is so much inside of Cattails to see! Of course, Cattails does have Starved Rock souvenirs but the store is so much more and very well put together. A real pleasure to walk around. I was happy to find quite a number of items made in America including some made by artisans in the area.
Clothing, decorative items, preserves, baby gifts, Irish novelties and more---you will definitely spend a bit of time perusing during your visit.
|Time to relax in the Wine Room!|
Next door to the Wine Room is Chillin on 6 tempting all with a sweet tooth! Chillin on 6 features homemade artisan ice cream (yum!) and homemade fudge (double yum!). Nostalgic candy and flavored popcorn also woo customers. We went home with a lovely variety of fudge. Who could resist?
As you can see, I quite enjoyed our little diversion! A nice addition to a Starved Rock visit!