Joliet Township, IL

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Al's Steak House

Al’s Steak House is one of the oldest steak houses and upscale dining restaurants in Joliet. Al’s Steak House has a warm atmosphere and a reputation for service the best charbroiled steaks in the Chicagoland area. One of the specialty items on Al’s menu are the Grecian style stakes served with Al’s own double baked potato. Al’s also has a variety of fresh fish delivered daily to offer the tastiest meals around.  They are offering outside heated dining in their tent, as well ...

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Autobahn Country Club

The Autobahn Country Club in Joliet is the 4th longest road course in the United States. Drive your own car or one of their fleet’s from Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Autobahn Country Club’s driving experiences are perfect for first time or returning drivers. There are 5 different individual programs to choose from to fit your needs from advanced driving school, teen defensive driving, adult driver safety, to racing school. A variety ...

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Baymont by Wyndham - Joliet

Easily access nearby attractions like Chicagoland Speedway, Harrah’s Joliet, Louis Joliet Mall, and Rialto Square Theatre. Visit loved ones at University of St. Francis, Joliet Junior College, and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet. Back at our non-smoking hotel, you’ll find thoughtful amenities like free breakfast, a fitness center, and free WiFi.

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Best Western Plus - Joliet

The Best Western Plus – Joliet is your hub for all your Joliet adventures. Located within minutes of the Chicagoland Speedway, Hollywood Casino, Old Joliet Prison and Harrah’s Casino, the Best Western Plus – Joliet is the perfect location for your weekend getaway. Guests will enjoy all the comforts of home while embarking on memorable family adventures in the Joliet, Illinois area.

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Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre

Bicentennial Park Theatre is the place where local talent, community theatre and children shine on center stage. Its located along the waterway in Downtown Joliet. The scenic 10-acre downtown park with theatre offers free summer concerts, theatre programs and other events throughout the year. Take the Historic Bluff Street walking tour to learn more about one of Joliet’s most unique and historic attractions.

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Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory

Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory sits on three acres of land in Joliet. This Italian Renaissance-style facility features spectacular floral shows with seasonal motifs during the fall, winter and spring. Year-round attractions are offered with a tropical house, cacti room and show house. The greenhouse and conservatory is a great place for a school trip as they provide kids with hands-on learning.

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Bishops Hill - Winery

Here's your chance to have a glass of wine or party in a newly restored historic castle. Bishops Hill is a newly-opened fully functioning winery that's a stone's throw away from Downtown Joliet. The winery imports grapes directly from California, and use their years of wine making experience to produce the best wine possible. They are currently developing their processing tunnel using an unearthed tunnel below the castle that will keep their wines at a consistent 57 degree ...

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Burger Theory

Burger Theory in Joliet focuses on gourmet burgers. Their beef burgers are a special blend of certified angus beef chuck, brisket and short rib, served on a potato bun. Diners can even customize the meal to excite their taste buds to create the perfect meal. Save room for dessert! Signature house made mini-desserts are served in individual mason jars. Burger Theory providers diners with an open and innovative layout that meets a casual and rustic design to create a fun, inviting, ...

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Cathedral Area Preservation Association of Joliet (CAPA)

The Cathedral Area Preservation Association of Joliet was formed in 1981 by concerned neighbors looking to preserve, protect and promote their historic neighborhood. The organization puts on several events throughout the year, including a Beer Walk. In September, they hold a Housewalk that allows the community to explore the interior of 5 historical homes and the LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall at the University of St. Francis. At each home, you’ll learn about the location’s ...

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Catrinas Mex

Experience authentic Mexican cuisine. Try our mouth-watering dishes, carefully prepared with fresh ingredients of the highest quality. At Catrinas Mex our recipe for success is simple – Great food and care makes customers return every time.

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Cherry Hill Cafe

Cherry Hill Café in Joliet is one of the best cafes in town. Cherry Hill Café serves lunch and dinner, but at breakfast time it is the place to be. The menu offers a variety of breakfast creations that are not only delicious but are sure to fill you up for the day. With fare so good, a dining experience at Cherry Hill Café will have you eating like a local.

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Chicago Street Pub

Chicago St. Pub has been a staple for drinking and dining in Downtown Joliet for many years now. The perfect dinner combination is waiting for at Chicago Street Pub, a Rueben and a pint. The pub is known for their excellent dining options which include traditional Irish Fare. Chicago Street Pub is Joliet’s premiere music venue for live original music. Chicago Street Pub is favorite place for the locals to grab a drink.

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Chicagoland Speedway

A 1.5-mile paved oval located in Joliet, Ill. approximately 30 miles south of downtown Chicago on Old Historic Route 66. The multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex has hosted a broad array of programming encompassing including major motorsports entertainment, endurance events, musical concerts and festivals, corporate training seminars, industry trade shows, and much more. For more information, visit chicagolandspeedway.com.

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Comfort Inn North - Joliet

Behind every great day enjoying Joliet, Illinois, is a great night stay at the Comfort Inn North. The Comfort Inn North is great place for race fans, as it is close to the Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. After enjoying the weekend at the races, get a good night sleep in the cozy accommodations at the Comfort Inn North so you are ready to continue to your Joliet adventures. Nearby attractions include the Hollywood Casino and the Joliet Prison.

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Elder Brewing Company

Elder Brewing Company is a small cozy craft brewery in Downtown Joliet, Illinois. They have 5 craft brews on tap to wet your palette. The craft beer is brewed right on premise. With your drink, you will receive a bowl of popcorn and a 1982 Millipede game free to play. Elder Brewing Company doesn’t serve food but you can bring your own food in or order from some of nearby Joliet restaurants. Elder Brewing Company is local brewery with a passion for craft beer. Part of the Heritage ...

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North/Plainfield

Enjoy a great night sleep at one of the finest hotels in the Joliet area. Race fans start your engines at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North, as it is located minutes away from both the Chicagoland Speedway and the Route 66 Raceway. After a day at the track, dining options are plentiful and within walking distance from the hotel. Entertainment options are plenty in Joliet, from shopping to Harrrah’s and Hollywood Casinos and the historic Old Joliet Prison, your weekend getaway ...

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Forest Preserve District of Will County

The Forest Preserve District of Will County owns or manages land in 70 forest preserves, including 10 designated as Illinois Nature Preserves for their rare natural features. Many preserves offer amenities such as picnic shelters, campsites, canoe/kayak/boat launches, fishing access, ice skating ponds, playgrounds, and sled hills. The Forest Preserve District offers more than 116 miles of trails for biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, in-line skating, running, ...

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Friaco's Mexican Restaurant

Friaco’s Mexican Restaurant is a family owned restaurant in Joliet, Illinois. In a relaxing atmosphere, diners will experience the best authentic homemade Mexican cuisine in Will County. There are specials happening throughout the week, including kids eat free on Mondays, half priced margaritas on Tuesday, and $2 bottled beer on Sundays.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Joliet I-55

A warm welcome and the comforts of home await you at the Hampton Inn Joliet I-55. Located within 15 minutes of Downtown Joliet, guest can easily catch a Joliet Slammers ball game, take in the high octane of NASCAR thrills at Chicagoland Speedway, try their luck at Harrah’s or Hollywood Casino, or learn about history at the Old Joliet Prison. After a day of experiencing Joliet and the Heritage Corridor, the Hampton Inn Joliet I-55 is the place for relaxation and good night sleep.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Joliet I-80

Feel at home at the Hampton Inn Joliet I-80. This Joliet hotel is located within ten minutes of downtown Joliet and both Harrah’s and Hollywood Casinos. Take in the history of Joliet with a visit to the beautiful Rialto Square Theatre, a favorite hangout of Al Capone, or schedule a tour of the Old Joliet Prison. Feel the roar of the engines as NASCAR comes invades the Chicagoland Speedway, which is only 15 minutes from the Hampton Inn Joliet I-80. Rest easy after and eventful ...

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Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

Harrah’s Casino & Hotel is your epicenter for fun.  Harrah’s is located along the Des Plaines River in picturesque downtown Joliet.  Play over 1,000 of the hottest Chicagoland slots where fun, friendly action is always the “reel” deal.  Or hit the tables and try your luck on favorites such as blackjack, craps, roulette, three card poker and Mississippi stud poker.  Harrah’s Joliet also offers the chance to play Texas Hold’em poker and Omaha in the WSOP Poker Room.  Hungry ...

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Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves

The Haunted Trails of Joliet is a unique, year-round “Halloween-themed” family entertainment center. Haunted Trails specializes in family fun, birthday parties, group celebrations, company picnics and events for all ages. Fun amenities include two award winning 18-hole mini-golf courses, two go-kart tracks, plus a junior go-kart track for the little ones, laser tag, batting cages and amusement rides. The Monster’s Tomb Game Room is the place for game lovers to congregate, as ...

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Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. The mission of the CVB is to ignite, influence and impact the visitor's experience through tourism partnerships. The Heritage Corridor region provides exceptional natural beauty and miles of trails and outdoor fun at Starved Rock State Park, to NASCAR races every summer at the Chicagoland Speedway, and the opportunity to ...

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Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center

Enjoy a great night sleep at Joliet’s newest hotel, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center. Located off of I-80 in Joliet, you will be in the heart of the area’s best museums, restaurants and attractions. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center is the lodging choice for travelers experiencing the Chicagoland Speedway, Historic Route 66, Old Joliet Prison, Harrah’s Joliet and Hollywood Casino. Enjoy a great meal at Burger Theory, located ...

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Hollywood Casino Joliet

The Hollywood Casino Joliet offers some of the best promotions in all of Chicagoland. Experience exciting action on over 1,100 of the most popular slot and video poker machines, and tables. There is non-stop action on the 50,000 square foot gaming floor; that includes a fantastic selection of table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette. Several dining options are available from the fine dining of a steak house, the plethora of flavors on the buffet, to the casual beer and ...

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Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel & RV Resort

Be treated like a star at the Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel & RV Park. Located off Historic Route 66, across from the Hollywood Casino, you will be staying footsteps away from the excitement of the casino and incredible dining. The Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel & RV Park features 100 hotel rooms and 80 spacious RV sites. For an unforgettable getaway in the Joliet area, that is minutes from the excitement of the slots, book your stay at the Hollywood Casino Joliet Hotel ...

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Home Cut Donuts

Donuts! Home Cut Donuts is Joliet’s favorite coffee and donuts headquarters since 1966. They serve over 45 varieties of donuts, eclairs, cinnamon rolls, muffins and cookies. The home-made donuts at Home Cut Donuts is exactly what your sweet tooth has been missing.

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Home2 Suites Hotel

Settle into a fresh and modern suite at the Home2 Suites Hotel in Joliet. Conveniently located off I-55 near Louis Joliet Mall, this extended stay hotel is minutes away from Chicagoland Speedway, Harrah’s Casino, and the Old Joliet Prison. Each suite features a full kitchen and free WIFI making you feel right at home. Start you day with a free breakfast of artisan-style sandwiches and after a long day of experiencing Joliet or business meetings, unwind around the sounds of the ...

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Hooters of Joliet

Come visit your favorite Hooters Girl at the Original Hooters of Joliet, Illinois located next to the Louis Joliet Mall. The Original Hooters – Bringing you Hot Wings, Juicy Burgers, Fresh Seafood, Craft Beers, and Hooters Girls since 1983. Home of the Ice Cold Brew: Nothing goes with world-famous wings like a tall, frosty beer. That's why you can always count on us to quench your thirst with old favorites, or give you the opportunity to try something new.

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Illinois Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Route 66

Coming in 2021, the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is an organization created to honor and celebrate the musical contributions of Illinois to the world. Based in Downtown Joliet, Illinois the museum will feature artifacts from musicians and bands as a way to honor all genres of music connected with Illinois. The mission of the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is to preserve the history of musicians and bands with Illinois ties while educating visitors about the ...

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Impress Printing & Design

Impress Printing & Design is Joliet’s premier full service printer offering digital and offset printing, design services and promotional items to area businesses. Impress Printing & Design has your business communication services covered. They can provide virtually any product or service imaginable to standout with your clients, stockholders and vendors. Their expert team is an addition to your team when creating a piece for your business.

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ItisAmazing

At ItisAmazing, They select the right mix of special pieces and offer affordable pricing for their customers. As a personal shopper, the employees at ItisAmazing will focus on making your shopping experience enjoyable, especially for the thrift conscience individual. Items change seasonally and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, catalogs are available for custom orders. An amazing retail store sells women’s apparel, shoes, men & women’s accessories, some children ...

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Jitters Coffee House

Located in Downtown Joliet 2 block away from the Rialto Square Theatre and Harrah's Casino at the scenic byway intersection of Route 66 and Lincoln Highway. Enjoy a variety of breakfast and lunch specialties, including pastries, sandwiches made fresh daily, delicious deserts, and our fresh brewed coffee and espresso drinks. Offering wireless internet. Available for private parties. Monday- Friday 7:00am-3:00pm.

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Joliet Area Historical Museum

The Joliet Area Historical Museum, in downtown Joliet, offers history buffs with a chance to relive history through special exhibits, educational programs and a summer concert series. The museum's main exhibition gallery serves as an introduction to the many stories of the Joliet area and its people. At the Joliet Area Historical Museum you can take a walk through a replica of the I&M Canal, window shop on turn-of-the-century street, live the legend of the ‘Mother Road’ Route ...

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Joliet City Center Partnership

Joliet City Center Partnership strives to promote existing businesses while bringing the community together through family-friendly events that enhances Downtown Joliet. Joliet City Center Partnership is a community-driven, comprehensive program designed to improve all aspects of the traditional downtown central business district. The Joliet City Center Partnership is highly invested in seeing the downtown area remaining a place that residents and visitors can come to enjoy themselves ...

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Joliet Public Library

Read, Discover and Explore at the Joliet Public Library. The Joliet library is located on Ottawa Street and provides learning opportunities and resources for all ages. The Joliet Public Library received the 2018 ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award for their program “Star Wars Day.” The library hosts the largest Disney approved Star Wars event of its kind in the world. Residents and visitors are treated to an array of literacy events throughout the year. The Joliet Public ...

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Joliet Slammers Baseball

The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team in the independent Frontier League, who play their home games at Joliet Route 66 Stadium. The "Slammers" name refers to the famous prisons of Joliet and Will County, as well as a common baseball term. The Slammers won the Frontier League Championship in 2011. A Joliet Slammers baseball game is the perfect way to enjoy family time throughout the summer. Not only are you watching baseball but they have plenty of fun activities ...

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Louis Joliet Mall

Louis Joliet Mall is Joliet’s shopping destination. Louis Joliet Mall offers an unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experience. The mall is home to fashionable department stores Carson Pirie Scott and Macy’s, which are surrounded 100 fabulous shops, restaurants and a state of the art Cinemark Theatre. Shop Louis Joliet Mall for the best deals and latest seasonal trends.

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Marriott TownePlace Suites Joliet

Feel refreshed and relaxed when you stay at the Marriott TownePlace Suites Joliet. Located off I-80 and 10 minutes south of nightlife entertainment at Harrah’s and Hollywood Casinos, and history tours at the Old Joliet Prison, Marriott TownePlace Suites Joliet is your weekend getaway home. Coming into town for NASCAR weekend, the hotel is just miles from Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. Jump start your day with their “Morning Break” breakfast or relax after a long day ...

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Motel 6 North

The Motel 6 in Joliet is conveniently located near the Joliet Mall, and a few miles away from the Old Joliet Prison and Chicagoland Speedway. The motel offers complimentary morning coffee to get your day started. The two neighborhood casino’s, Hollywood and Harrah’s offer plenty of opportunities to win big. They’ll leave the light on for you.

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MyGrain Brewing

MyGrain Brewing is a brewpub located in the historical Joliet Union train station. They offer many craft beer styles as well as great food and an upbeat atmosphere. MyGrain Brewing is a popular destination for Will County area craft beer enthusiasts. MyGrain is more than a brewery, they also serve delicious food such as burgers, reubens, wings, steak and tacos. If you are in Downtown Joliet looking for a good bite and a cold micro-brew, then this is the place. Part of the Heritage ...

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Old Joliet Prison

The Old Joliet Prison was built in the 1850's, housing infamous criminals like Leopold, Loeb and Gacy. The prison also housed some famous characters, including "Joliet" Jake Blues (The Blues Brothers) and Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrons (Prison Break). The castle-like Prison was built with Joliet limestone, with over 20 buildings inside its four walls. Take the hour-long tour on specific days of the week, and learn more about Joliet Correctional Center ... which is ...

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Old Joliet Prison Park

“Get Locked Up… At the Old Joliet Prison.” The Old Joliet Prison Park is open from dawn to dusk daily and located just outside Old Joliet Prison. You will arrive to a huge steel and barbed wire entry sign that beckons you to enter, unlike any other. There are 8 informational kiosks that provide insight into the prison’s past and its intimate history. During your tour of the prison, you will learn about some of Joliet’s most famous prisoners and the movies that have been filmed ...

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Pilcher Park Nature Center

The Pilcher Park Nature Center is your family nature destination for hiking, biking or cross country skiing. The nature center offers a wide variety of scenic trails to take in the beauty of the Illinois Valley area. Picher Park also provides playground areas and picnic grounds. The park has over 640 acres that is home to wildlife and the perfect environment for outdoor recreation. The Pilcher Park Nature Center will make you feel like you escaped the city for an afternoon of ...

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Popus Gourmet Popcorn

Are you looking for freshly popped gourmet popcorn? Well, you have found it! Popus Gourmet Popcorn is a family owned gourmet popcorn shop, with fresh warm cheese, caramel, kettle corn, movie b utter and other delicious flavors.

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Quality Inn and Suites

The Quality Inn and Suites in Joliet lets you relax and focus on the people and experiences you came to the Heritage Corridor for. This hotel gives you easy access to area attractions Harrah’s Casino, Chicagoland Speedway, Route 66 Raceway, and the Old Joliet Prison. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast to start your morning and an indoor pool to relax in after an adventure filled day experiencing Joliet. You will receive the best in service when you stay at the Quality ...

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Ragusa's Promo Advertising

Ragusa's Promo Advertising has been in business for over 20 years and can service all around the US to ship his products. Pete will help you with your order where, "if you dream it, he will promo it". Pete will assist with finding a distributor to design a promo item from ink pens, logo wear, bags, cell phone stands, chargers, letter openers, note pads, stationary, chip clips, magnets, mugs, flashlights and umbrellas are just to name a few items. Ragusa's Promo Advertising ...

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Renaissance Center

Historical Wedding & Event venue located in the heart of Downtown Joliet accommodating 50-400 guests, offering free parking, old world charm and the historical character your guests will be racing about. Celebrate in luxury and unique ambiance with out extensive gourmet menu, wide variety of choices and sparkling granite cocktail bar. Magnificent grant staircase leading up to the ballroom, open air terrace and patio balcony.

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Rialto Square Theatre

Built in 1927, the Rialto Square Theatre is considered one of the 10 most beautiful theaters in the nation. Located in Joliet, the Rialto ensures you can always find the entertainment you're looking for: concerts, comedy, Broadway, dance, and musicals. The theatre also is an iconic place to host a wedding, reception or other event.

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Rich & Creamy

This place is typical of ice cream shops that dotted Route 66 in its heyday, when Broadway was a leg of the highway in Joliet. City leaders restored Rich & Creamy back to its retro appearance from its heyday. Jake and Elwood, “The Blues Brothers,” dance atop the tower wrapped in neon lights. Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am-9 pm, Sunday Noon – 9 pm. Open until 10 pm during warm-weather months.

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Route 66 Food N Fuel

Route 66 Food N Fuel is ideally situated along Route 66 on the southern edge of Joliet near the Chicagoland Speedway. Have your camera ready. Route 66 Food N Fuel features a 1974 Plymouth Fury III “Bluesmobile” resting upon a pole with Jake and Elwood in the care, it’s the prefect Instagram worthy shot. It is a popular photo opportunity while cruising along the “Mother Road” Route 66. The Route 66 Food N Fuel has everything you need for your journey from Pop’s Italian Beef & ...

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Route 66 Raceway

Illinois’ premier state-of-the-art drag racing facility is a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track that has hosted local and national drag racing events, concerts and festival, endurance events, corporate events, driving schools, and more. For more information, visit route66raceway.com.

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Joliet

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the number one “out of the box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. We are dedicated to providing you with the pure ...

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Super 8 Joliet

The Super 8 Joliet is located off I-55 and offers you comfort and value just 40 miles from Downtown Chicago. The hotel is situated next to the Louis Joliet Mall and within walking distance to many unique restaurants. Planning on coming in for NASCAR weekend, you will be a short drive from the thunder of stock cars at Chicagoland Speedway. For gaming and dining, visit nearby Harrah's Joliet Casino or Hollywood Casino. Explore Joliet with a stay at the Super 8.

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Thayer Brothers Deli & Grill

Serving up fine meals, and family tradition in a quaint location.

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The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

The Jacob Henry Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, is well known for its beauty and exceptional culinary offerings, which make the Jacob Henry Mansion the perfect setting for any special occasion. In 1873, the home was the most expensive in the county. The elaborate 40 room mansion is located on Joliet’s prominent Eastern Avenue. Located in Joliet, The Jacob Henry Estate transforms an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one.

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Wedgewood Golf Course

This course hosts the Joliet Amateur Tournament annually. 18 holes, 6,836 yards; 72 par.

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Will County Lodging Association

The Will County Lodging Association aims to enhance communication and build partnerships within the community of hotel proprietors though internal collaboration, continuing education and cross-promotional opportunities. The lodging association's 40 members work together to ensure quality, and comfort throughout the county.

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Wingate by Wyndham

Kick back and relax at the Wingate by Wyndham Joliet hotel. Conveniently located off I-55 with easy access to I-80, the Wingate by Wyndham Joliet is just 45 miles from Downtown Chicago. Spend some time in the vibrant Joliet night life with world-class gaming and entertainment at Hollywood Casino. Take a day trip to Chicagoland Speedway for high-octane NASCAR excitement or experience history at the popular Old Joliet Prison. Affordable comfort in Joliet is waiting for you at the ...

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Joliet Township, IL Events

As you travel through the Heritage Corridor, One thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere!

Scenes from Around the Corridor