Joliet Area

When you visit the Greater Joliet Area from the Heritage Corridor, be sure to get up early because the area is jam-packed with activities! Great museums wait you to discover the history of this place. Wonderful architecture and charming shops will contribute to a unique experience. The antique furniture or vintage pottery and glassware will awake the treasure hunter within you!

History abounds in this area's canal towns with museums, architecture, mansions and more. Cruise down the historic Route 66 and stop off and get your picture taken in front of the Gemini Giant in Wilmington then "drive-in" to the Polk-a-Dot for a bite to eat. Fun awaits you with water parks, casinos, professional baseball, extreme sports or fun festivals. For casual to chic, the area features hundreds of restaurants.

There is no limit to the fun you can have in the towns of the Greater Joliet Area which includes Braidwood, Channahon, Crest Hill, Gardner, Joliet, Lockport, New Lenox, Plainfield, Rockdale, Shorewood and Wilmington.

Antiquing
It's the thrill of the hunt! Discovering the old-world craftsmanship of fine antique furniture or rummaging for pieces of vintage glassware and pottery and, searching shop after shop in a string of quaint towns, assisted by friendly dealers who live the passion of collecting every day. Welcome to the Heritage Corridor - a treasure-hunters paradise! Visit Water Street in Wilmington, where abundant shops beckon everyone from the serious buyer to the casual weekend bargain hunter. Discover hidden jewels tucked away in the charming shops of Braidwood, Lockport and Plainfield. Come to the Heritage Corridor - and happy hunting!

Channahon: Indian Mounds, State Park, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
Explore the history of the Heritage Corridor in Channahon. The Briscoe Mounds are two well preserved Indian burial mounds dating back to 1200 - 1500AD, located on Front Street along the Des Plaines River in Channahon. The mounds are the largest Native American burial mounds in northern Illinois.

Step back in time. Channahon State Park is home to historic limestone and timber Locks #6 and #7 along the I & M Canal trail. A restored locktenders house is also located within the park.

Four Rivers Environmental Education center at Kerry Sheridan Grove- McKinley Woods is Channahon's gateway from the Joliet region to the Morris region of the Heritage Corridor.

Lincoln Landing
Explore this historic landscape to learn about Abraham Lincoln, the Illinois & Michigan Canal, and Lockport. Throughout the park, you will find clues about the people who lived in or traveled through the area. Here, you can discover the past that is all around you.

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

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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 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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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 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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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 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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Fossil Rock Recreation Area

Camping
Each year, campers make Fossil Rock RV Park and Campground their family vacation destination. Conveniently located 55 miles from Downtown Chicago and 50 miles from Starved Rock State Park, Fossil Rock RV Park and Campground is the perfect retreat after exploring nearby attractions Route 66 Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet Prison and the City of Joliet. Campground activities and close proximity to area attractions is what makes the Fossil Rock RV Park and Campground the premier ...

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Joliet I-55

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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

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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

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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 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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Marriott TownePlace Suites Joliet

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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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Quality Inn and Suites

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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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Red Roof Inn Joliet

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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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Super 8 Joliet

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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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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 Around the Corridor