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Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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Skip Gripiagos

Wemt to his live performance last night. Tickets were extremely cheap and I wondered. This guy is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lockport, Illinois
via mobile
Enjoyed the Route 66 Display

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

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Santa Maria, California
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank 1988Steph1988
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

Thank JohnandDeb2
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
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

1  Thank PaPopHall
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
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
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
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We actually stopped in for info on Route 66 and were greeted by a very informative gentleman who gave us info about the Illinois Route 66. Also, good pamphlets to take with us. There was a short movie and Route 66 memorabilia around. The gift...More

Thank Nita L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Photos and documents are well presented. Rooms are visitor friendly, informative, fun. The rooftop with special nights of music is so much fun.

Thank darlita
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Unfortunately we were delayed by 3 hours leaving Chicago on the start of our Route 66 road trip as we had to go back to O'Hare to collect our rental. So by the time we got to Joliet it was after lunch and we only...More

Thank Martin G
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