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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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The Launching Pad Drive-In

810 E. Baltimore Street
Wilmington, IL 60481
828-726-9554
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The Launching Pad Restaurant on Route 66 is most known for the 30-foot tall spaceman, The Gemini Giant, that stands outside of it. Currently, the Launching Pad is being refurbished (hoping to start serving food soon). You can go inside, as its currently operating as a Route 66 Welcome Center. Make sure to say hello to Holly or Tully!





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