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Joliet Area Historical Museum

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Great space for special events but more importantly a beautiful museum to showcase Joliet and Route... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joliet, Illinois

Attend 2 tastings at the museum one for beer and for wine. The beer tasting had a big variety, 51... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joliet, Illinois
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204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
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All reviews blues brothers gift shop local history the mother road route memorabilia great place to spend some time learn something interesting place worth a visit all ages prison astronaut quarries info exhibits lobby admission
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Reviewed yesterday

Great space for special events but more importantly a beautiful museum to showcase Joliet and Route 66

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Callywife
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Attend 2 tastings at the museum one for beer and for wine. The beer tasting had a big variety, 51 different kind. Vendors were avaible to explain the beers and provide recommendations. It was very crowded but room for everyone. Lots of beer enthusiasts and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevekess
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We were on a Route 66 roadtrip and stopped here expecting a Route 66 Museum. There wasn't much here. It is an Area Historical Museum but that is not what we were looking for. I would not pay to go inside. Worth a visit to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Place is fun & I Teresita g for all ages. Some hands on things...even the Blues brothers Life size statues, erc

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank genny2018
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A well kept and well done museum. You are guaranteed to learn something! If you visit the Old Joliet Prison beforehand you will get a discount on your admission.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten path museum that highlights the secrets of Joliet! The stone quarries that helped build the great architecture of Chicago, Route 66, the diverse history of Joliet. Beautiful building , too. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

There is a lot to see here in downtown Joliet. Would recommend for anyone- singles or families to check this out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bardock578
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I would definitely recommend this place for people to go and it's a very interesting place and it's very informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A nice small town museum displaying the history of the area and some Route 66 history. A fun photo stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SantaRon
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Rooftop concert series is always a good time, they have great variety of regional bands and offer snacks with cash bar

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James C
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22 July 2018|
Response from D3336HD | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free but that is a small exhibit.