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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Established in 1999 on 982 acres of the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, the cemetery has many monuments and garden niches that make it well worth a visit. Adjacent to the main entry is a monument to ammunition workers killed in an explosion. This grim memorial is testament to the wartime manufacture of munitions. This vast reservation was placed here to be near Route66 and the railroad transportation corridors.
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421
815-423-9958
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Ainsworth Photography and Gallery
Skilled photographic studio and galleria displaying various local and regional artists year round.
116 North Chicago Street/Suite 102
Joliet, IL 60435
815-726-1840
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Autobahn Country Club
Autobahn Country Club is the 4th longest road course in the US. We have multiple public driving events and programs including Go Karting.
3795 CenterPoint Way
Joliet, IL 60436
815-722-2223
Fax: 815-722-2221
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Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre
On historic Bluff Street along the waterway downtown Joliet, the park features free summer concerts, lush grounds, outdoor bandshell and indoor theatre. Office: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Wednesdays 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.
201 W. Jefferson Street at Bluff Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-3760
Fax: 815-724-3773
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Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory
Located in the 630-acre Pilcher Park, the greenhouse is open 7 days a week 8 am to 4:30 pm. Flower shows are showcased throughout the year for your enjoyment. Also visit the restored conservatory, offering a wonderful experience for all ages.
222 N. Gougar Road
Joliet, IL 60432
815-741-7278
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Cathedral Area Preservation Association of Joliet (CAPA)
Founded in 1981, CAPA was formed by concerned neighbors who joined together to address the uncertain future of their neighborhood.CAPA preserves, protects, and promotes a well-preserved historic neighborhood.Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of dedicated homeowners, volunteers, City officials and others, Joliet's Historic Cathedral Area is one of the best-preserved historic neighborhoods in the area. Since the early 1990's, 1,300 properties have been down-zoned to restore the single-family character of the neighborhood and property values in the area have appreciated 75% since 1990. The housing stock is remarkable and the preservation and restoration efforts of those who live here is unmatched. The members of CAPA and those who live in this neighborhood all share a similar philosophy of historic preservation combined with good, old-fashioned neighborliness.
POB 3662
Joliet, IL 60434
815-726-4163
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Chicagoland Speedway
Located just three miles south of I-80 on historic Route 66 and only 40 minutes from downtown Chicago, Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway are two of the United States premier auto-racing facilities. Chicagoland Speedway annually hosts all of three NASCAR’s premier series on its 1.5 mile tri-oval, including the start of the NASCAR Playoffs.. Across the street, Route 66 Raceway hosts over 40 events every season including the Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Team Demolition Derby, Monster Trucks and many other drag racing events on the quarter-mile drag strip. Every summer is one for the races! Call 815-722-5500 for more information and to get your tickets today!
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-5500
Fax: 815-724-0520
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Chicagoland Transportation, Inc.
We are an executive private car service operating within the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana. We offer sedans, SUV's, Mercedes Sprinter, mini coaches and motor coaches. Please call book your transportation 24 hours in advanced and we also offer great rates to and from the major airports.
PO 3835
Joliet, IL 60434
815-741-4900
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Corvettes Unlimited
41st Annual Indoor Corvette Show & G.M. Parts Swap, Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8am-2pm at Hawk Chevrolet, 2001 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL. Admission $5.00 and will be donated to Easter Seals Joliet Region.
2001 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-715-3644
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CPX Sports
CPX Sports has created the ultimate experience in paintball excitement. Solo or with a group, it's 150 acres of pure adrenalin fun! Open year round Wednesday - Sunday. Just south of I-80, off Route 53.
2903 Schweitzer Road
Joliet, IL 60435
815-726-2800
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Forest Preserve District of Will County
Among its many offerings, the Forest Preserve District of Will County provides more than 120 miles of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, bird watching, fishing and a variety of family programs and special events for the greater Joliet area. Forest Preserve District trails, which travel through the Joliet area, include the Centennial Trail/I&M Canal Trail, Joliet Junction Trail, Old Plank Road Trail, Rock Run Greenway Trail, and the Wauponsee Glacial Trail.
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8700
Fax: 815-722-3608
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Gallery Seven
Featuring a large and varied collection of framed and ready-to-frame fine art photography as well as handmade jewelry, fiber art, cards, and other gift items priced for all budgets. Gallery 7, a co-op of nine local artists will be host to several engaging events this year which are all open to the public. Monday-Friday 11am-2pm.
200 W. 8th St.
Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-9400
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Gemini Giant
The Gemini Giant is a "picture-worthy" landmark statue on U.S. Route 66 at the Eastern entrance to Wilmington, Will County, Illinois. Standing outside the old Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant, the 30 foot tall statue is one of many giant "Muffler Man" advertising props found throughout the USA in the Sixties. The Gemini Giant is named after the Gemini space program and holds a silver "rocket ship" in his hands, while sporting an astronaut's space helmet that looks more like a welding mask.
US Route 66, 810 E. Baltimore St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
Haunted Trails Entertainment Park & Picnic Groves
Haunted Trails has it all: 3 go kart tracks, 2 miniature golf courses, batting cages, laser tag, rides, 2 game rooms, restaurant and 4 acres of beautiful picnic groves. create unforgettable memories, birthdays, reunions, rehearsal dinners; Teambuilding & Corp. Picnics for up to 3,000. Recipient of the 2016 Best in Family Recreation and Best Birthday Party Venue by The Herald News Readers Choice Awards.
1423 N. Broadway Street, (Rt. 53)
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-7800
Fax: 815-722-9924
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Heritage Corridor CVB-Joliet Visitors Center
Your source for leisure, group and meeting planning. Contact our tourism coordinators today at 800-926-CANAL (2262). Call for the latest event information, lodging deals, and shopping and dining specials. Limited Hours, please call ahead for information.
30 N. Bluff Street, at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
Joliet, IL 60435 OR 800-926-2262
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Historic Route 66 Tours
Specializing in historic Route 66 speaking programs and tours, historians John and Lenore Weiss are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Route 66 in Illinois.
22550 West Highway 113
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-458-6616
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Illinois Rock & Roll Museum
Coming in 2018 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 rich music history. The mission will meet their goals through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts of artists who have reached national and international recognition, and by providing enlightening educational programs.
Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66, 147 Hawthorne Lane
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-927-1540
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Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
Get a complete Route 66 Experience all under one roof! The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum features thousands of artifacts and memorabilia related to Route 66 - The Mother Road. Our Museum boasts: Friendly and knowledgeable guides Route 66 memorabilia from Hall of Fame members! Route 66 Artist and Icon, Bob Waldmire's bus and van! Travel resources - explore the highway by visiting Route 66 towns on our flip-rack library! A great photo op with the largest Route 66 shield mural, painted on our museum's outside back wall! SO much more!
110 W. Howard St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-4566
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Inwood Golf Course
This well-constructed course allows players to enjoy a game at any time. 18 holes, 6,196 yards; 71 par.
3000 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7265
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Inwood Ice Arena
The Inwood Ice Arena is open to the public year round. Ice Skating programs include figure skating, hockey and public skating.
3000 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7275
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Joliet Area Historical Museum
Travel through time and space! Walk through a replica of the I&M Canal, window shop on a turn-of-the-century street, take a virtual ride on a replica trolley, live the legend of Route 66, land on the moon in a walk-in simulator, and experience space exploration and the Apollo missions. Temporary exhibit(s) change often in our Special Exhibition Gallery. There's always family fun in our discovery room and remember your visit with a souvenir from our gift shop.
204 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-5201
Fax: 815-723-9039
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Joliet Area Sports Hall of Fame
This state of the art meeting and social space is available for your group or celebration. Located within Joliet Slammers Stadium, the Joliet Area Sports Hall of Fame's club like atmosphere and technology is an impressive meeting spot.
One Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
815-726-2287
Joliet Community Public Art Tours
Tour the 125 beautiful murals, mosaics and sculptures throughout the Joliet parks, school and street corners. Learn about local history and wildlife while viewing exciting visual art. 56 artworks are located in the Joliet City Center. Tours are available by appointment.
310 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-4140
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Joliet Drama Guild
The Joliet Drama Guild has been entertaining audiences for over 73 years. This all-volunteer group performs five quality productions a year at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre.
201 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
877-JDG-1933
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Joliet Historic Preservation Commission
Local landmarks, in the form of buildings, structures, and sites, collectively form our cultural heritage. Recognizing this cultural heritage is important to honor the past and to understand the present and future. Historic preservation seeks to continually identify, preserve and protect landmarks that make up our cultural heritage for our use, education, observation, and pleasure. Historic preservation is present on national, state and local levels.
150 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-724-4052
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Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Joliet Iron Works was once the biggest buisness in Joliet. Today, all that remains are the fragments of blast furnaces, stoves, gas washers and other buildings that were part of the plant. But the remains tell the story of the early process of purifying iron and of the people that worked there. Paved trails with some stairs and inclines. Part of the Forrest Preserve District.
Access E. Route 53 & Scott Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-727-8700
Fax: 815-722-3608
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Joliet Park District
Joliet Park District offers over 60 parks, softball fields, three championship golf courses, an ice arena, Splash Station waterpark, and indoor recreational facilities for all occasions. Take time for fun!
3000 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7275
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Joliet Public Library
The Joliet Public Library was established in 1876 and has been housed in the Daniel H Burnham- designed building on Ottawa Street since 1903. The building is constructed of Joliet limestone and features a prominent statue of explorer, Louis Joliet on the front lawn. The Main Library was expanded to its current size in 1991. In 2002, the Black Road Branch opened and broadened the range of the library to the west side of the city.
150. N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-2660
Fax: 815-740-6161
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Joliet Slammers Baseball
The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team based at Joliet Slammers Stadium in Joliet and part of the independent Frontier League. Home games May-September, check website for game schedule, fireworks nights and weekly promos. Tickets range from $5-$12, group rates and season packages are available. Party packages and suites are also available.
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-2287
Fax: 815-726-4304
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Leisure Lake Resort
Resort with 212 campsites, in-ground pool, 24 acre stocked fishing lake, 2 acre beach, on-site convenience store, activities throughout the year and much more.
21900 SW Frontage Road
Joliet, IL 60431
815-741-9405
Fax: 815-741-9417
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Lewis University
Founded in 1932, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university providing a value-based education to nearly 6,600 traditional and adult students.
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
815-836-5250
Fax: 815-836-5002
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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Larger than life! At 19,000 acres, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is huge in itself. Adjacent to the 4,200 acre Des Plaines Conservation Area and close to 22 other natural areas - creating a macrosite of nearly 40,000 acres. Seasonal programs, tours, winter lecture series and volunteer work days throughout the year. Visit website for a schedule of events.
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
Fax: 815-423-6376
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Miracle League of Joliet
The Miracle League of Joliet provides an opportunity for physically and mentally challenged children to play baseball on a specially designed synthetic field! With a strong team of volunteers and teams of eager children ready to play, you can help make a Miracle.
Office:320 Waterstone Way, Suite 100, Field:120 E. Clinton Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815-744-3041
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Old Joliet Prison Park
Discover the history of Joliet's most infamous prison. Old Joliet Prison Park is open to the public dawn to dusk daily and located just outside the Collins Street Prison facility. Featuring eight informational kiosks on the prison's inmates, history and television/movie fame, the park is the perfect stop on your trip to Joliet!
1125 Collins Street
Joliet, IL 60432 OR 1-877-4-Joliet
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P. Seth Magosky Museum of Victorian Life & Joliet History
A Joliet architectural resource center as well as museum of Victorian lifestyle, held within the historic Hiram B. Scutt Mansion of Joliet. A civil war home and Joliet's last limestone building.
206 N. Broadway Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-723-3052
Pilcher Park Nature Center
Visit animals, view exhibits, hold meetings or parties and enjoy the nature all around you at Pilcher Park Nature Center! Winter hours are 9 am to 3 pm and summer hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm.
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815-741-7277
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Rialto Square Theatre
The Rialto Square Theatre is considered one of the 10 most beautiful theatres in the nation. Offering Concerts, Comedy, Broadway, Dance, and hosting weddings and receptions, the Rialto ensures you can always find the entertainment you're looking for.
102 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-726-7171
Fax: 815-726-0352
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Route 66 Park
This park has an overlook for viewing the historic Collins Street Prison where The Blues Brothers and other movies were filmed. Informational kiosks highlight Route 66 attractions in Joliet with directions, photos, and messages.
920 N. Broadway Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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Route 66 Raceway
Route 66 Raceway is the first True Stadium of drag racing. Founded in 1998 by nine local entrepreneurs, the NHRA-affiliated, quarter-mile drag strip is now fully owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation and is sister track to Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval that annually plays host to NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, IndyCar and ARCA events. Route 66 Raceway annually hosts weekend ET Bracket Series racing, NHRA Jr. Drag Racing, NHRA Lucas Oil Series and NHRA Full Throttle Series professional drag racing events. The Route 66 Raceway property also includes a half-mile dirt oval track.
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL 60432
815-722-5500
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Slovenian Woman's Heritage Museum
Open M-F: 10:00am- 2:00pm Established to preserve the ethnic Slovenian heritage and honor the immigrants who settled in the area. Gift shop with Slovenian items and music.
431 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-727-1926
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Splash Station Waterpark
20 acres of splish splashing fun, featuring: Miner's Mountain: The Midwest's only 200 foot, six lane racing slide, Raging Rapids Ravine: An 865 foot lazy river, The Rattler: Enclosed body slide, Hot Shot: Open body slide, The Tunnel: Open tube slide, The Gauntlet: Enclosed tube slide, Pelican Pond: Zero depth pool, Tumbleweed Pass: Sandy Play Area, and Dining Car Cafe: Full Service Concessions.
2780 Channahon Rd,
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7250
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Splash Station Waterpark
Twenty acres of splish-splashing fun featuring Miner's Mountain, the Midwest's only 200-foot, six-lane racing slide; Raging Rapids Ravine, an 865-foot lazy river; The Rattler, an enclosed body slide; Hot Shot, an open body slide; The Tunnel, an open tube slide; The Gauntlet, an enclosed tube slide; Pelican Pond, a zero-depth pool; Tumbleweed Pass, a sandy play area and Dining Car Cafe for full-service concessions.
2780 US Route 6
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7250
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The Forge
Making its debut in April 2017, The Forge is Chicagoland’s newest concert venue, bar and eatery. Located in historic Downtown Joliet, this 900+ capacity two level venue hosts a variety of concerts and events year-round. The kitchen is open weekdays for lunch and during all events. Check www.TheForgeLive.com for more info.
22 W. Cass Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-666-8079
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The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
Jacob Henry spared no expense in the construction of his elaborate 40 room mansion on Joliet's prominent Eastern Avenue. In 1873, the home was the most expensive in the county. The graceful and fully decorated mansion a National Historic Landmark, is well known for its beauty and exceptional culinary offerings make the Jacob Henry Mansion the perfect setting for any special occasion. Groups and tours welcome!
20 South Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-722-1420
Fax: 815-722-3455
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University of St. Francis
Founded in 1920, the University of Saint Francis has 3600 students nationwide, offering 38 undergraduate programs, four degree-completion programs and 12 graduate programs, along with a doctorate in nursing practice.
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435 OR 800-735-7500
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Wedgewood Golf Course
This course hosts the Joliet Amateur Tournament annually. 18 holes, 6,836 yards; 72 par.
Caton Farm Road and Route 59
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7270
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Woodruff Golf Course
Promising a challenge for all golfers. 18 holes; 5,424 yards; 68 par.
621 Gougar Road
Joliet, IL 60435
815-741-7272
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