National Ice Cream Day!


This Sunday, July 18 is National Ice Cream Day! There is nothing like a cold treat on a hot summer day. Down the Heritage Corridor we have a few tasty places in mind for you to try when you have a sweet tooth.

Rich & Creamy – Joliet 

When you see the Jake and Elwood “Blue Brothers,” dance atop of the tower wrapped in neon lights, then you know you’ve made it to Rich & Creamy. Located on Route 66, this ice cream shop serves up delicious sundaes, shakes and flurries!

ice cream cups at rich&creamy


The Launching Pad Drive In – Wilmington

One of the most known stops along The First Hundred Miles of Route 66, The Launching Pad holds a special place in the Wilmington community. Not only does it house the famous Gemini Giant, but also the famous Dole Whip machine known from Disney World.

dole whip at the launching pad drive in


Polk-a-Dot Drive In – Braidwood

Once entering into this drive in, you will feel like you were instantly sent back into the 1950s. Not only will you enjoy great meals in their family friendly atmosphere, but also can peruse through memorabilia from the 50s and Route 66. Don’t leave without a sundae, float, malt or shake to cool off!

ice cream at polk-a-dot drive in



Bruce & Ollie’s – Utica

Don’t forget to bring your pup a cold treat this summer! That’s right, at Utica’s newest coffee, ice cream & sandwich shop your furry best friend can too enjoy an ice cream treat made special for dogs to enjoy.

dog ice cream and cold treats at bruce & ollie's

scene from the corridor