St. Louis Attraction & Vacation Destination

Welcome to the most unique, hand-made Lodge in Illinois, located within 8,000+ acres of State Park! Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, the historic Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center is the place to go if you are looking for a popular St. Louis tourist attraction but, without the crowds. Open every day of the year, Pere Marquette Lodge will offer you an experience with nature while still having all modern amenities within reach!

Our facility is an awe-inspiring structure of limestone and massive timbers, made complete with 50ft vaulted ceilings and a photo worthy 700-ton stone fireplace. Our Lodge also features a life-size chess set, a terrace overlooking the Illinois River, an onsite Restaurant and Winery, an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, and both cozy cabin rooms and comfortable Lodge rooms. We also offer a stunning Ballroom for weddings, corporate retreats, showers, family reunions, and any other private event!