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Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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great races

I went to the nhra drag races, you get to see the race cars up close and meet the driver food is on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Z845GCfranks
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Elwood, Illinois
A lot of history

This place was awesome. If like a lot of history this is the place. My husband and I enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judith M
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“gift shop” (13 reviews)
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204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
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+1 815-723-5201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the nhra drag races, you get to see the race cars up close and meet the driver food is on the high side, but had a great day at the races

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was awesome. If like a lot of history this is the place. My husband and I enjoyed it. We found out that we did not even know, that Joliet had some breweries back in the day. Plus the museum use to be a...More

Thank Judith M
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

My family really enjoyed going to the museum. There was quite a few unique things to see and learn about pertaining to Joliet from the space section, baseball and railroads. Parking across the street is free, the gift shop isn't crazy expensive and I would...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Wemt to his live performance last night. Tickets were extremely cheap and I wondered. This guy is really talented. A local from Joliet that has had a career in music. Played guitar for Olivia Newton John for 4 years. It wad a great show. Did...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went there to see the Route 66 display. Enjoyed the murals and local information. They were very helpful.

Thank JohnandDeb2
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Love the museum, especially the real life exhibit that brings Joliet history to life - Great evening events. Even Paul McCartney visited on his trip down Route 66 a few years back.

Thank 355annr
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We visited the Joliet Area Historical Museum as an stop on our Route 66 journey from Chicago. What we found was both very interesting in respect of the local area but also a depth of knowledge on all of the Mother Road. As a result...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

From the history of its' people (city and space contributors) to the history of water (canal & locks) and roads (Rt. 66), this museum is terrific in both its' artifacts and local people who help with any questions. A great experience for all ages.

Thank Walter Z
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Very nice way to spend a couple hours. The route 66 memorabilia is quirky and cute, but not in any other parts of the museum except in entrance hall. The Joliet history is extensive and you will learn something. I learned this was the origin...More

Thank lupe s
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Love this little museum. Very friendly volunteers who are keen to tell you whatever you want to know. Easy to get around. Price is great value

Thank NannyKate29
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