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Reminiscing the Yesteryears

Nostalgic Route 66 traverses thru hundreds of small town USA’s. So why should you put Wilmington IL... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JoeBlackOld
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Chicago, Illinois
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Nice little town along Route 66

Wilmington is nice little town, which we drove through on the Route 66 between Joliet and St Louis... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
dgoedh
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 days ago
“Reminiscing the Yesteryears”
14 Oct 2018
“Nice little town along Route 66”
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Come take a walk down Water Street in Wilmington Illinois and visit over a dozen locally owned shops to find a wide variety of antiques, vintage goods and collectibles! We also have The Water St. Flea Market that takes place the first Saturday of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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112 N Water St, through 222 N. Water St., Wilmington, IL 60481-1228
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nostalgic Route 66 traverses thru hundreds of small town USA’s. So why should you put Wilmington IL onto the sightseeing hit list? - antique stores, and more antique stores - gemini giant - Abe Lincoln national cemetery - Midewin national tallgrass prairie (check out the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoeBlackOld
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Wilmington is nice little town, which we drove through on the Route 66 between Joliet and St Louis. We stopped at the Gemini Giant, which you can't miss near the Shell gas station.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dgoedh
Reviewed 3 April 2018

go back in time very old town nice to walk around and look all the old shops and great antiques, there is also a dam and big park

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Have been coming to shop antique shops here for many, many years. Towns like these have a cycle throughout the years. Sometimes, there might be many antique shops open to visit and then sometimes shops close for many different reasons. It is always nice when...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sandra n
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The downtown is way past its heyday. Beautiful facades are going derelict and the predominant shop is the antique shops. Pity as a revival could see this town flourish. The story of Main Street America

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank shunra11
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Wilmington has some bars, some restaurants nothing fancy, some antique stores. All within a couple blocks of each other .good place to visit if you want to go antiquing. No toy stores. You could spend a couple hours if you like antiquing and a place...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank glorias317
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I love the look of a street of storefronts, each side with unique shops, and that's what I found walking up and down Water St. There were stores that were empty, but enough thriving to spend a few hours roaming and shopping. I'm all about...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Adventureous1
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Wilmington is a quirky, interesting little town, on the Kankakee River. There are a ton of interesting, mostly reasonably priced antique shops in town. There are also several bars and liquor stores. Enjoy the Cat Fish festival every July and you can also rent kayaks...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank rose813
Reviewed 18 June 2016

There are about eleven antique or specialty shops in downtown Wilmington and about seven or eight restaurants or bars to stop and relax. You may find the antique or the collectible that you are looking for. A pleasant area grounded in the Route 66 legend.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Charming small town with incredible antique shops to browse. Lovely foot bridge to the island to stroll the shoreline.

Date of experience: March 2016
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