I&M Canal Accommodations

A mid-1800’s architectural wonder helped make Chicago the city it is today. The 96-mile Illinois & Michigan Canal (I&M Canal) connected the Great Lakes in Bridgeport, Chicago to the Illinois River at LaSalle-Peru.

This “highway” allowed for many cities along the Canal to come to life. And today, these cities blend history with a modern sophistication and authnetic charm that will definitely make for a delightful trip. With delightful restaurants like Tallgrass Restaurant (Lockport, IL) and Nick’s Tavern (Lemont, IL), boutique shops like Betty’s (Morris, IL) and Weeta's Boutique  (Ottawa, IL), and excitement like The Forge: Lemont Quarries (Lemont, IL) and Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, IL), a visit to the I&M Canal will be an experience to remember.

 

 

 

Baymont Inn by Wyndham - Joliet

Hotels
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 Joliet Inn & Suites

Hotels
The Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites is conveniently located within minutes of  Chicagoland Speedway and 40 miles away from Downtown Chicago. The two neighborhood casino’s, Hollywood and Harrah's, offer plenty of opportunities to win big. The Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites offers the perfect night sleep for you to be rested to enjoy the excitement of Joliet, Illinois.

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Best Western Oglesby

Hotels
Discover the beauty of Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park right from your doorstep at the Best Western Oglesby. After a day of hiking, biking and eagle watching, a perfect night sleep awaits you in one of the spacious guest rooms. The Best Western Oglesby is the closest hotel to both Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.

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Best Western Plus - Joliet

Hotels
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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Brightwood Inn

Bed & Breakfast
Brightwood Inn is nestled at 14 acres of within Matthiessen State Park and conveniently situated 4 miles from Starved Rock State Park. This bed and breakfast will provide you with a peaceful stay among the picturesque beauty of nature. Explore the great outdoors of the Chicagoland are by hiking the Matthiessen and Starved Rock State Parks. Bring your bicycle and bike the I&M Canal Towpath. Enjoy a morning stroll through Brightwood Inn’s Mediation Maze. Escape the hustle and bustle ...

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Chicagoland Speedway

Camping
Choose from 4 unique camping options at Chicagoland Speedway! Benefits include: free newspaper delivery, payment plan options, free tram services around the facility and non-stop entertainment. Call 888-629-RACE (7223) to reserve your camping space today.

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Comfort Inn - Morris

Hotels
Launch your Chicagoland getaway at the Comfort Inn in Morris, Illinois. The Comfort Inn is centrally located to put you within minutes for the Route 66 Raceway, Hollywood Casino and Harrah’s Casino. The cozy accommodations provide you with a good night sleep so you are well rested for exploring the area.

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Comfort Inn - Ottawa / Starved Rock Area

Hotels
Explore Ottawa, Illinois with ease by staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites. Located within minutes of 3 state parks, Buffalo Rock, Matthiessen, and Starved Rock, the Comfort Inn & Suites is the place to start your outdoor adventure. After exploring nature all day, relax with an evening dip in the pool. The Comfort Inn & Suites is within distance of numerous dining options for you to refuel for your next adventure.

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Comfort Inn North - Joliet

Hotels
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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Days Inn Oglesby/Starved Rock

Hotels
The Days Inn Oglesby is conveniently located 5 miles from Starved Rock State Park. This award winning hotel offers a free continental breakfast to get your day of exploring started on the right foot after a good night sleep. After exploring the beauty of Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock, and Matthiessen State Parks relax in their indoor pool. You will find the comforts of home at the Days Inn Oglesby.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North/Plainfield

Hotels
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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Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa - Starved Rock

Hotels
Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa Starved Rock Area offers close proximity to three gorgeous state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, and convenient access to Interstate 80. From corporate meetings to family reunions or sporting events, the hotel provides exceptional customer service and modern guest rooms with all the amenities you’re looking for: Complimentary Breakfast Free WiFi Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Pet-Friendly Fitness Center Free Parking On-Site Event ...

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Fairfield Inn and Suites- Peru

Hotels
Enjoy the natural beauty that the Heritage Corridor has to offer when you stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Peru. This hotel is just minutes from Starved Rock State Park. Offering the perfect way to relax after a long day of meetings or escaping the hustle of everyday life by hiking Starved Rock. Providing exceptional customer service is the #1 priority at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Their spacious guest rooms offer you plenty of room to kick back and relax with all ...

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Fairfield Inn South

Hotels
NASCAR fans will love sleeping close to the track. Kick off your race day by waking up at the Fairfield Inn Joliet South, which is located close to Chicagoland Speedway and the Route 66 Raceway. Before you head to the track, refuel their free complimentary hot breakfast. The Fairfield Inn Joliet South is also nearby Joliet attractions such as the Des Plaines River, Harrah’s Casino, Hollywood Casino and the Old Joliet Prison. After a long day at the track or exploring the Joliet ...

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Fox River Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast
The Fox River Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian farm house located on 17 beautiful acres along the Fox River and a short drive from Starved Rock State Park. Bring your canoe or rent one and float for hours taking in the sights, sounds and beauty of the Fox River. Don’t forget your hiking shoes or bicycle, as Starved Rock State Park, the I&M Canal, and Matthiessen State Park are just minutes away and ready for you to explore. The Fox River Bed and Breakfast is great for weekend ...

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Grand Bear Resort at Starved Rock

Hotel with Conference Center
A spectacular family getaway just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers a casual and playful dining scene with a fun restaurant, bar and a convenient snack shop. The Honey Pot offers a convenient place to grab a quick bite to eat. Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual dining spot serving classic American cuisine, a selection of beverages, and frozen cocktails. The Bear Island Outdoor Bar & Grill is the place to unwind ...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka

Hotels
Situated off of I-80 in Grundy County, the Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka is only 15 miles west of Joliet and the Chicagoland Speedway. This seemingly brand new hotel offers guests spacious rooms, 24-hour fitness center, free hot breakfast and WiFi. Area dining options and attractions, including the I&M Canal and Starved Rock State Park, can be easily accessed from the Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Joliet I-55

Hotels
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

Hotels
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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Hampton Inn By Hilton- Ottawa

Hotels
Just off I-80, The Hampton Inn Ottawa Starved Rock is a quick drive from the epic rock formations and waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park. Enjoy fresh guest rooms and great service as well as: Complimentary Breakfast Free WiFi Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Pet-Friendly Fitness Center Free Parking On-Site Event Space    

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Hampton Inn Peru

Hotels
Staying at the Hampton Inn Peru puts in near all the fun outdoor things to do. Enjoy a tranquil retreat to unwind in while working or sight-seeing in Peru. Situated in the Illinois Valley, the Hampton Inn Peru is surrounded by state parks include Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and Buffalo Rock. The hotel is located off of I-80 and is a 10 minute walk from the Peru Mall and the town’s antique shops.

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Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel

Hotels
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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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort

Hotels
The sprawling, outdoor-orientated Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort provides a fantastic family getaway only 90 minutes from Chicago. Having Pirates Cay, one of the best indoor waterparks in Illinois, is just a start. This resort also includes an outdoor pool, indoor pool, 18-hole mini golf course, and fishing and boating lake, it’s a kids’ vacation paradise. Test your golf skills on the par 3, 9-hole golf course. The surrounding area is home to magnificent state parks ...

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peru

Hotels
Situated along the Illinois River, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Peru is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore breathtaking views of Starved Rock State Park or ride a bike along the historic I&M Canal. The Peru Mall is only a mile away and the hotel is conveniently located off I-80 and features: Complimentary Breakfast Free WiFi Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Pet-Friendly Fitness Center Free Parking On-Site Event Space

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Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Rock Run Convention Center

Hotel with Conference 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 Hotel & RV Resort

Camping
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 & RV Resort.

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Home2 Suites Hotel

Extended Stay
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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La Quinta Inn and Suites - Peru

Hotels
Wake up on the bright site at the La Quinta Inn Peru in the Starved Rock State Park area. Located right off of I-80, the La Quinta Inn Peru is a 20 minute drive to the beautiful Starved Rock State Park. Outdoor buffs would appreciate the fascinating canyons and geological formations at the Starved Rock State Park and at Matthiessen State Park. For scenic Illinois River views and friendly encounters with bison, check out Buffalo Rock State Park. Bargain hunters would appreciate ...

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Landers House Bed and Breakfast and Cottages

Bed & Breakfast
The perfect romantic getaway awaits you at Landers House Bed and Breakfast and Cottages. Located in the heart of Downtown Utica, Illinois, and just minutes from breathtaking Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. Revive your romantic nature and relax in a secluded atmosphere. The Landers House Bed and Breakfast and Cottages is a unique experience, sharing the charms of the past with the renewal of romantic memories of the present. Each cottage is themed and every ...

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LaSalle-Peru KOA

Camping
Life’s simple pleasures like Saturday night campfires, the sounds of nature, or hayrides abound at the LaSalle – Peru KOA. Bring your hiking shows as the campground is situated just 5 miles south of the deep canyons and towering moss-covered bluffs of Starved Rock State Park. Enjoy the tranquility of nature and canyons with splashing waterfalls as you hike along marked trails. With easy access from I-39 and I-80, the LaSalle – Peru KOA is a great country retreat.

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Marriott TownePlace Suites Joliet

Hotels
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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Pirate's Cay Indoor Waterpark

Hotels
The sprawling, outdoor-orientated Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort provides a fantastic family getaway only 90 minutes from Chicago. Having Pirates Cay, one of the best indoor waterparks in Illinois, is just a start. This resort also includes an outdoor pool, indoor pool, 18-hole mini golf course, and fishing and boating lake, it’s a kids’ vacation paradise. Test your golf skills on the par 3, 9-hole golf course. The surrounding area is home to magnificent state parks ...

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Pleasant Creek Campground

Camping
Pleasant Creek Campground is nestled in a wooded setting along a tributary of the Vermillion River, surrounded by rolling hills and mature trees. The campground is located 5 miles from the entrance of Starved Rock State Park. Pleasant Creek Campground is quietly tucked away in the heart of the Illinois Valley and minutes from unique shops, historical sites, recreational activities, and amazing dining options. The 140 spacious campsites provide ample room for all of your camping ...

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Quality Inn and Suites

Hotels
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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Quality Inn Morris

Hotels
The Quality Inn in Morris, Illinois is your home away from home. Conveniently located off I-80, the Quality Inn Morris gives you easy access to attractions I&M Canal, Hollywood Casino, Old Joliet Prison, Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. Each guest room offers a refreshing good night’s sleep. Relax and concentrate on memories you are making in the Heritage Corridor when you stay at the Quality Inn Morris.

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Quality Inn Peru

Hotels
The Quality Inn Peru is located near Starved Rock State Park. Start your day with free breakfast before hiking the trails at Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park or Buffalo Rock State Park. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate being minutes away from the Peru Mall. The Quality Inn Peru’s inviting guest rooms offer you all the amenities from home, and provides you with a good night’s sleep after full day of exploring Starved Rock State Park.

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Red Roof Inn Joliet

Hotels
The Red Roof Inn Joliet is minutes away from both Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. Conveniently located off of I-80 in Joliet, Illinois, you will be close to Joliet’s two award winning casinos, Hollywood and Harrah’s Casinos. The Red Roof Inn is an ideal location for both business and leisure travelers.

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Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins

Cabins
The Starved Rock Lodge Cabins are nestled in Starved Rock State Park, and are considered significant in the areas of architecture and entertainment. One of the most unique places to stay in the Midwest is cabins at Starved Rock Lodge. The rustic feeling takes you back in time, yet you’re steps away from the trails and waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park. Choose from two types of cabins to choose from. The cozy Sunset Cabins are situated among the pines, near the indoor pool ...

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Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center

Hotels
Treat yourself to a relaxing vacation and get away to Starved Rock. Starved Rock State Park & the Starved Rock Lodge is the best getaway in Illinois if you enjoy hiking, outdoor adventure, history and architectural landmarks. Within the Lodge, you’ll find historic ambiance in the main dining room where the atmosphere is friendly and casual. Relax and unwind in their indoor pool, hot tub and sauna or stop by The Back Door Lounge to fuel up before a hike or cool off with a locally ...

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Super 8 Joliet

Hotels
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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Super 8 Ottawa

Hotels
The Super 8 Ottawa located off I-80 in the Starved Rock area is minutes away from Starved Rock State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park, and the I&M Canal. Enjoy a free 8-item SuperStart breakfast before a day of exploring. Fish, or hike 13 miles of trails at Starved Rock State Park, just seven miles away from the hotel. The I&M Canal provides 61 miles of scenic trails for your outdoor adventure. Get the rest you need at the Super 8 Ottawa for a fresh start.

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Super 8 Peru

Hotels
Have an adventure in Peru, Illinois when you choose to stay at the Super 8. Close to shopping and with easy access to popular attractions Starved Rock State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park, you are never far away a restful night’s sleep. Looking for the latest trends in fashion, the Peru Mall has is your destination. The Super 8 Peru will make your stay super with perks like free breakfast and WIFI.

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The Cottages at Heron's Landing

Vacation Rentals
Whether you are connecting with friends and family or looking to slow down the pace of time, Heritage Harbor is the perfect destination to craft your Starved Rock experience. Being in the heart of Starved Rock Country means you can explore authentic Illinois while you discover yourself in the great outdoors. With 30 vacation rentals nestled along the Illinois River, it is certain you will experience a magnificent sunrise or sunset over the river. Spend the day exploring the trails ...

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Minooka

Hotels
Relax and feel at home at the brand new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Minooka, Illinois. This extended stay hotel offers the comfort and flexibility you require for your long stay. After the work day, relax and unwind at the games tables of Hollywood Casino. History buff? Take a tour of the nearby Old Joliet Prison. Is your business trip keeping you in town through the weekend? Feel the roar of the engines at Chicagoland Speedway. There are so many exciting things to do near ...

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Troll Hollow Campground

Camping
Troll Hollow is the summer home to campers who back year after year to make new memories with family and friends. Nestled in the beautiful Illinois Valley area, Troll Hollow is just minutes away from fun for everyone. Whether it's biking and hiking Starved Rock State Park, or fishing in the Illinois River, Troll Hollow is a memory waiting to happen. There’s so much to share with your family at Troll Hollow Campground, you will be booking your next getaway before you leave.

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Wingate by Wyndham

Hotel with Conference Center
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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Scenes from the Corridor