Where is the Heritage Corridor?
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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Joliet, IL 60432-4156
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Full of history, culture, shopping, adventure and yes…speed, Joliet is a place where everyone can play. Start your exploration by getting a historical perspective with the interactive exhibits at the Joliet Area Historical Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center. Learn about the Route 66 experience, visit the War Heroes Gallery, children’s discovery room, gift shop, and the amazing two-story exhibit celebrating space travel and the Apollo missions. Stop at Joliet’s most infamous criminal landmark, featured in countless TV shows and movies, but don’t make your stay permanent. Old Joliet Prison Park showcases the foreboding limestone façade of the prison which housed the area’s most dangerous criminals and also pays tribute to the facility’s history and Hollywood fame. Once described as one of the ten most beautiful theaters in the nation, you’ll not only amaze at the architecture of the Rialto Square Theater, but you’ll also be delighted to find a full schedule of big-name concerts, comedies, Broadway productions, dance and dramas. Joliet has long demonstrated a fierce dedication to the arts and visitors can experience the local color of 125 beautiful murals, mosaics, and sculptures on a Joliet Community Public Art Tour. When it’s time to kick up the action, head over to either Hollywood Casino Joliet or Harrah’s Joliet Casino for the most popular tables, slots, dining and more – or better yet, try your luck at both! If you can manage to wrest your casino winnings away from your partner, spend some time browsing the charming boutiques and galleries in Downtown Joliet or pick up a special gift at Westfield Mall. During the summer months, Joliet becomes the spot for adrenaline-fueled racing at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. Join the sold-out crowd at a NASCAR or INDY car race at the Speedway, or experience the burn at an NHRA drag race at Route 66 Raceway. Whatever your interest, there is so much more to do and see. Joliet is one destination that takes its playtime seriously!

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