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Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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Fun exhibits great activiites

Love the museum, especially the real life exhibit that brings Joliet history to life - Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great local museum with National impact

We visited the Joliet Area Historical Museum as an stop on our Route 66 journey from Chicago. What... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank PaPopHall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 20 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
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The museum is really all about the history of the Joliet area. The lobby and entrance area are decorated for Route 66 fans. The Blues Brothers greet you at the entrance. There is a small "theater" area with seats that look like the back of...More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This museum does a pretty big bait and switch. I guess its smart on their part. They advertise on road signs, banners, on the front of the building, etc. etc. to come in and see info on Route 66. OUTSIDE the building especially, before you...More

1  Thank SuzyNance
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