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Joliet Area Historical Museum

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A very good museum for a town this size. It covers local history and how that interacted with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Nice showing

I dropped in on my way around town. I was not aware that Route 66 was here. I went through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindenhurst, New York
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204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good museum for a town this size. It covers local history and how that interacted with national events. There is info on Route 66. There is info on breweries that tried for several months to ignore Prohibition. It has a couple astronaut oriented...More

1  Thank D3336HD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped in on my way around town. I was not aware that Route 66 was here. I went through the museum. Amazing canal reproduction. Beautiful displays.

Thank Iratdog
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Very impressed with this location, as well as the other business in the downtown Joliet. Went for Star Wars Day 2018!! Had a blast!!

Thank Robin E
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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

1  Thank Z845GCfranks
Reviewed 19 March 2018

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
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

Thank Gina W
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

Thank 1988Steph1988
Reviewed 6 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
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