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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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As you travel through the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor, one thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere! Consider this is your personal invitation to hometown celebrations, wine and corn festivals, one-of-a-kind music and theater festivals, historic reenactments, world-class sporting events, concerts and outdoor exploration weekends. Don't miss signature events like Ottawa's Two Rivers Wine Festival, Starved Rock's Flock to the Rock and NASCAR. Whether you are searching for low-key entertainment or high octane adventure, search the Calendar of Events to find exactly your speed.

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Mule Pulled Canal Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 30, 2017 , Check Online Calendar
Climb aboard a replica 19th century mule-pulled canal boat and ride the route Lincoln traveled! Your guides, dressed as Canal era crew, will take you back in time to life on the American frontier and the Illinois Prairie. Meet our mules, Moe & Joe, and learn how horses and mules pulled passengers and cargo between Chic...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 30, 2017 , 6:00-8:00 pm
Bring the whole family for a Halloween extravaganza! Come in costume for exciting stories, games, crafts, and snacks that will be taking place throughout the library. ...More Info
Cost: FREE Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Joliet Public Library-Black Road Branch
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Help Wanted Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , Thursdays thru Sunday
Be a CAPTAIN, a DECKHAND, or a MULE TENDER for the day! During this interactive living history tour, you will get to roll up your sleeves for a first-hand look at life on the canal in the year 1848, the year that the I&M Canal began to carry cargo and passengers along the 96-mile, hand dug canal. Lunch is included, r...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Mues, Mansion, & Mimosa Boat Tour
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Combine a mimosa at Lock 16 Cafe, a historic 1-hour mule pulled boat ride on the I&M Canal Boat, and a 1-hour tour of the historic Hegeler Carus Mansion. Step back to 1848 and take a ride on the I&M Canal on The Volunteer, a mule-pulled Canal Boat. Meet our guides and hear their stories of life along the canal in 1848,...More Info
Event Type: Ongoing
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL
(815) 220-1848
Grandparent's Free Admission
Now - Oct. 31, 2017
Grandparents are FREE* Monday-Friday with a paid grandchild entry. *Excludes Columbus Day...More Info
Cost: Free for Grandparents with a paid grandchild entry Event Type: Festivals Other Halloween/Fall
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
R.I.P. UNLIMITED Attractions Wristband
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , See website for specific dates & times.
This October have MONSTROUS FUN with our R.I.P. UNLIMITED Wristband! Columbus Day Weekend through Halloween guests can enjoy up to 4 hours of UNLIMITED Go-Karts, Jr. Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, Monster Hop, Bone Shaker & Hurricane Rides plus $7 in Game Play for only $26.95 per guest, daily! (Valid after 3 pm o...More Info
Cost: 26.95/Guest, Daily Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
Now - Oct. 31, 2017
Make no bones about it - La Grange has plenty of spirit this month! Friendly, life-sized skeletons decked out with different themes are lounging all around the Village. Stop by, snap a pic and say hello to our local business owners who sponsor the display. Enjoy the Halloween Walk on Saturday, Oct. 28 , 10 am – 1...More Info
Event Type: Festivals
Located in La Grange Main Business District
La Grange, IL 60525
UNLIMITED RIP - October Special
Now - Oct. 31, 2017 , After 3PM on weekdays; All day on Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 31, 2017
UNLIMITED R.I.P.Package is an October special and Halloween "treat" which includes 3 Hrs. of UNLIMITED Attractions plus $7 in Game Play! UNLIMITED Fun includes the new Eagle Speedway Go Karts. Trailsway Over /Under track, Jr. Raceway Karts, two award-winning miniature golf courses, Laser Tag and Amusement Rides. Only...More Info
Cost: None; Pay as you play! Event Type: Halloween/Fall
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
Tuesday Tours at The Rialto Square Theatre
Now - Dec. 19, 2017 , 1:30pm
Go behind the scenes of the Rialto Square Theatre! Walk through the Esplanade and Rotunda then go on stage and through the green room! Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at time of tour. August 15th & 22nd September 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th October 3rd & 17th November 14th, 21st & 28th December 5...More Info
Cost: $5.00 Event Type: Education/History
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432


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