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Wanna find cool stuff to do on the cheap in Elwood? Here's some ideas about how to experience the area. Elwood has a multitude of great places to read. Wherever your interests lie you'll discover an assortment of genres like Christian, Memoir, and Thrillers. Check out a book or video at Homer Township Public Library. Spend enough time at the library and you'll soon be showing off your huge brain and citing the works of Mary Oliver at cocktail parties. Plan a day at the zoo and everyone is assured an enjoyable day, and with all the walking from the various attractions and exhibits it's a great way for the fam to get some exercise. Dont miss Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield or try Chicago Zoological Park.

Up the ante with a little excitement. Elwood has a wide variety of local city parks and recreational opportunities for families with kids. Pack a lunch and head to Sugar Creek County Forest Preserve or maybe stop by Plainfield Public Library and pick up a copy of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, or another good read and get some peace and quiet at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. While you're in Elwood those in the know advise experiencing pleasant surroundings at Erickson Park. Bowling is awesome fun. Tell everyone to get out and devastate some pins while enjoying the atmosphere at Joliet Town & Country Bowling. Or bowl your perfect game at Channahon Lanes.

Need to re-energize after all this The area has a veritable cornucopia of great places to get caffeinated. Try some new specialty flavors like Mexican Liqueur Cream Flavored Coffee, or slip into the perfect Cafe mocha. Try out , or . Time to unwind a little now. Like to find a nice place to hang and have some brewski's, or get completely faced while you're visiting Elwood. Down something sophisticated maybe a Gimlet, or maybe a Riviera. While in Elwood check out Gallagher's Pub, Bills Inn, or Fritz's Saloon. Wanna try a different itinerary, no problemo just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

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A dizzying number of things to do with the family can be reached easily from Elwood, Illinois. Locate mini golf or just want to get outside the options are without end. Pull the car out of the garage and have a blast! When you're in Elwood get to Jules Raceway or take everyone out to Grundy County Karting & Motorsports Asso for some fun.

ARTSY PLACES

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Look for photography studios and a plethora of fine art right under your nose in Elwood. Whether you are looking for original works or would like to learn more about the art world. Take in the offerings at the area's galleries, you'll find a mixture of inspired ways to spend the day in in Elwood. Try Heaven Bound Productions or get in touch with your artsy side at Hobby Lobby Creative Centers.

BARS

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Want to find a place to chill while indulging in a few glasses of beer or like to find a place to get happily oiled in and around Elwood. Sip something delicious like a Manhattan, Red Bubbles or perhaps a Bikini Martini. While in Elwood get to Gallagher's Pub, Bills Inn or Fritz's Saloon. For other bars discover the Elwood, Illinois bar directory. Blog about your favorites in the citywide bar directory.

Bills Inn
124 W Mississippi St
Elwood, IL 60421

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Watson's Diner & Pub
(815) 423-5125
115 E Mississippi St
Elwood, IL 60421

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Fritz's Saloon
(815) 478-3665
225 S State St
Manhattan, IL 60442

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Gallagher's Pub
(815) 478-9803
160 E North St
Manhattan, IL 60442

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BOWLING

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Get everyone together and blow up some pins while enjoying some fried food at Joliet Town & Country Bowling. Bowling is a great way to be active while drinking and eating fried foods and we've got all the best places in Elwood, just a mouse click away. Go to Channahon Lanes. Or to locate other bowling alleys nearby click the Elwood, Illinois bowling directory. Know a place that's a complete perfect game tell everyone, include it in our listings.

Channahon Lanes
(815) 467-2026
Route 6 & North
Channahon, IL 60410

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Joliet Town & Country Bowling
(815) 725-1231
2231 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435

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Galaxy Bowl
(815) 723-3588
905 Theodore Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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Country Lanes Bowling Center
(815) 485-3916
1009 W Laraway Rd
New Lenox, IL 60451

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BRAIN FREEZE

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Ice cream is great fun for kids and families. Like to try some gourmet ice cream? We have lots of ways for you to get an ice cream headache in Elwood. Locate the tastiest Chocolate Marble (Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Swirl) or perhaps some subllime chocolate we've got it handled. If you're in Elwood stop by Rich & Creamy or cruise by John's Coach's Corner Limited. Been to a place with gourmet hot fudge sundaes or the totally awsimo gourmet ice cream? Review it here or add it to our listings.

Rich & Creamy
(815)740-2899
920 North Broadway Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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Frosty Tips
(815)744-4840
700 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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Lindy's-gertie's Inc
(815)730-4855
3000 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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John's Coach's Corner Limited
(815)722-4251
718 Theodore Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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COFFEE BARS

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Don't get your coffee at the gas station. It's not cool, and coffee is sorta cool these days. Gourmet flavors and choices continue to evolve. Finding the right place with the right vibe and the right grinds makes it so much better. Elwood has a dozen of great places to get caffeinated. Discover new flavors like Graham Cracker Suite Flavored Coffee or Brandy Alexander Flavored Coffee. Stop at when you're in Elwood. Know of a place that serves the best Flat white? Write a review of your favorite place.

RESTAURANTS

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Lots of restaurant choices abound in Elwood from Mexican to four star dining there are diverse choices to satisfy your tastebuds. Peruse the Elwood, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to get your grub on. While you're visiting make a reservation at Lazy Dog or try out some of the other local eateries like Bills Inn or Gyro Shack.

FAIRGROUNDS

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Who doesn't like going to the fair? If you want to plan something with the kids the fairgrounds always have great fun stuff for all. Even when the fair is not in town there are always lots of pleasant things to do. From rides and attractions to home shows and cultural exhibitions the local fairgrounds near Elwood are a great place to find stuff do do. Hop in the car and experience a little slice of americana and the events at DuPage County Fairgrounds.

FAST FOOD PLACES

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Need to feed? You're covered bro from breakfast to after hours grindage satisfy your cravings for something fried in Elwood. Hungry yet how about a good old Jack In The Box Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger or perhaps a tasty White Castle Chocolate Shake? Find all the best fast food options around Elwood here in the Citywide Information fast food directory. When you're in town check out Pizza Depot or drop into Lazy Dog. Buen provecho!

Lazy Dog
(815)424-0160
108 E Mississippi St
Elwood, IL 60421

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Subway Subs
(815)476-2410
204 E Baltimore St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Wilmington Super Valu
(815)476-7144
700 W Baltimore St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Pizza Depot
(815)478-7080
230 Market Pl
Manhattan, IL 60442

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GOLF COURSES

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Why is golf more pleasureable than baseball or football? Maybe because golfers never say "I just want some respect. Now that's settled so dust off your wedges put your clubs in the car and check out the enjoyable links courses and driving ranges easily accessible to Elwood. Inwood Golf Course has some stimulating links that are complemented by beautiful grounds. Or head to the pro shop at Woodruff Golf Course, check out the newest gear from Ping or shave some points off your game with the new Cobra S2 Offset Max Game-Improvement Driver when your done bounce to the 19th hole Know of a course that's a complete albatross? Tell others add it to our directory.

HISTORIC PLACES

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While your in Elwood reviewers recommend Briscoe Mounds, Henry, Jacob H., House, or stop by U.S. Post Office. Elwood has many interesting historical markers and structures for families with teens to enjoy. Look into the Elwood, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places a hop, skip, and a jump from Elwood. Or browse the Illinois historical places directory for the latest information on all of the historical stuff to do when you're in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

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Why do I wanna go to the library? Music: Want to introduce your children to Beethoven or the Beatles or new children's songs? Check to see if your library has a collection of music on CD. revisiting the classics such as Moby Dick to wonderful and fairly new books such as Other Woman by Jill McGown. It's all at the library for free! Whether you want Rudyard Kipling or Wallace Stegner, the Elwood, Illinois library directory has a multitude of great places to read. Whatever your interests are you'll discover a variety of genres that include Manga, Ethnic, Science, and Suspense. making everyone feel stupid with your new found intellect while discussing poets like Franz Wright at social gatherings.

MUSEUMS

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Elwood offers many interesting museums and galleries to patrons of the arts. While in town get to Little White School Museum or get a ticket to Joliet Area Historical Society Museum. Going to the museum is a totally non creepy first date. Need another reason? Museums inspire Still not convinced? How about amazing works from the Dutch Masters? Still don't know if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. Cool as it may be your 3rd grade macaroni poster is not art so go and enjoy art as it should be experienced at Gladys Fox Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

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There's not much up tonight so why not get jiggy wid it at some great clubs close to Elwood. Watch the bartender as he stares at you in amusement when you drink your third Warninks Creme Egg Shooter and bust your sweet Tutting moves at Sahara Lounge. Afterwards cruise to Tuffy's Lounge or take it up a notch at Watson's Diner & Pub Be sure to tip your waiters and waitresses and go to Lazy Dog for some late night gluttony. Know a place that's just crazy fun? Be cool and add it to theThe Elwood, Illinois nightlife directory.

Watson's Diner & Pub
(815)423-5125
115 E Mississippi St
Elwood, IL 60421

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South Wilmington Sportsman Club
(815)458-3568
24628 County Line Road
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Tuffy's Lounge
(815)476-2700
Winchester Green Sho
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Fritz's Saloon
(815)478-3665
225 S State St
Manhattan, IL 60442

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PARKS

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Elwood has diverse local state parks and recreational areas for families with kids. Get the kids in the car and head over to Sugar Creek County Forest Preserve or maybe stop by Plainfield Public Library and pick up a copy of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, or another good book and spend some time in the shade at at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. When you are in Elwood reviewers suggest taking in the lush greenery at Erickson Park.

SHOPPING

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Feeling all shopaholic and you need to indulge yourself you don't need a reason, we understand. I'd shop on Christmas if the stores weren't closed. Whether you're looking for the well known fashion houses like Versace or want to brag to your friends about the exclusive designer Chaya item you got this weekend. Elwood has a number of choices to get your shop on look into The Elwood, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with boutiques and merchandise from Abdul Halder, Barre Noire, Adam Lippes, and Cynthia Rowley. When you're in Elwood check out Kmart, or get to Sam's Club for something more casual find great sale stuff.

Wal-Mart
(815) 744-7575
305 S Larkin Ave
Joliet, IL 60436


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Wal-Mart
(815) 730-1219
500 Oak Leaf Ct
Joliet, IL 60436

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Sam's Club
(815) 744-2525
321 S Larkin Ave
Joliet, IL 60436


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Kmart
1500 W Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL 60451

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SPAS / SALONS

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Its way better to be a woman it's totally easier I mean you can easily justify spending a weeks pay on a purse, you never have to worry if the people in your gym locker room are checking you out, and guys will plan elaborate scenarios just to try and convince you to talk to them But all this with some conditions, you gotta come correct whether you gotta get a lavender infused facial detox mask treatment, soothing massage treatments, a flirty new haircut, or you just wanna fall asleep in the chair at the nail shop. If you don't want your girlfriend to trip you have gotta keep yourself up. It's all good. We've got the connections you have to have to be fabulous in Elwood. Check all the details in the Elwood, Illinois Spas, Salons, and Skin Care Listings.

Impressions Hair & Tanning
(815) 476-7415
605 W Baltimore St
Wilmington, IL 60481

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Hair Quarters
(815) 478-4571
140 Market Pl
Manhattan, IL 60442

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Beauty Tech Incorporated
(815) 478-5857
106 S State St
Manhattan, IL 60442

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Hair Cuttery
(815) 485-9705
410 Nelson Rd
New Lenox, IL 60451


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THEATRE / ARTS

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Elwood has various and sundry of local theatre offerings within minutes of the city center. Taking in the theatre is a fantastic way to escape the confines of what's available on Netflix and the best part is it's always in 3D. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Find local productions of the classics like Tartuffe by Moliere: Moliere's essential comedy satirized the political and religious climate of 17th Century France and stirred up a fair amount of controversy. Or find local productions of entertaining musicals such as Beauty and the Beast. Check out the Elwood, Illinois theatre and entertainment directory for details. We recommend you check out Rialto Theatre or Joliet Drama Guild when you're in town.

Rialto Theatre
2-34 East Van Buren Street
Illinois and Michigan Canal, Jo

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Rialto Square Theatre & Office Complex -
(815)726-6600
102 N Chicago St
Joliet, IL 60432

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Joliet Drama Guild
(815)722-1001
201 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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Philip Lynch Theatre
University Drive North
Illinois and Michigan Canal, Le Unive

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WORLD FLAVORS

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Are your tired of getting your food from the microwave? No problem, Elwood has an abundance of yummy places to get your tastebuds out to some far away places. Wells BROS Restaurant is a total boss mow or hit up Keller's Food & Spirits for all the details or to find the greatest carnitas surrounding Elwood check out the Elwood, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got shreddin Won Tons or grindable teriyaki shrimp give em their props and write them a nice review.

El Paso
(219)374-8666
10833 W 133rd Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

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Dayton Tap Incorporated
(815)434-3015
3112 East 1961st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

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Keller's Food & Spirits
(262)279-9966
614 Walworth Street
Genoa City, WI 53128

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J Q Foxes' Restaurant
(262)884-9424
2835 Wisconsin Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177

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ZOOS

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The zoo is a superb way to get out and learn about the earth and our environment, and with all the walking around you'll find it's a great way to take in some exercise as well. Between running around searching for the Fish enclosure and the Chinchilla attractions find a moment for a family photo op with the zoo's many animal friends. When you're looking for wild wild fun (literally) in Elwood check out the scenery Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield , or for more wild times clicky click on the Elwood, Illinois zoo and botanical gardens directory.


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About Elwood


Elwood is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,300 at the 2006 population estimation.
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Elwood, Illinois History

Elwood was founded in 1854, and incorporated as a village in 1869. The completion of the Joliet-Bloomington railroad played a major role in the founding of Elwood. By 1900, Elwood was a small farming community with a population of about 400. In the late 1930s, the federal government acquired nearby land for troop training and weapons production, on which site the Joliet Arsenal was built and commenced operation in 1940. Arsenal construction played an important role in the development of Elwood and brought about 175 people into the area. In 1942, a massive explosion at the arsenal killed 42 workers and caused widespread damage. In 1954, the village celebrated its centennial, …Read More
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Elwood, Illinois Geography

Elwood is located at (41.413615, -88.110438). The nearest major highways are Interstate 80 to the north and Interstate 55 to the west. The former Route 66 highway passes through the village on the east side. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.



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