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Wanna find the top attractions in and around Elwood? Here's some ideas about how to best experience the local vibe. Elwood has a great selection of libraries. Wherever your interests lie you'll find a great selection of genres like Fantasy, Memoir, and Philosophy. Check out a book or video at Mokena Community Public Library. Spend enough time at the library and you'll soon be impressing the ladies with your new found intellect while expounding on the works of Mark Doty at parties. No offense but your velvet Elvis painting is not art. So why not see something a little more cerebral at Little White School Museum. Many museums have special exhibits and activities for kids and offer reduced rates during certain times, so maybe plan a trip to Joliet Area Historical Society Museum, or Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum.

Take it to the next level. Bowling is a great way to be active. Get everyone together and throw some strikes while enjoying some cocktails at Wilmington Bowling Center Inc. Or maybe roll that 300 game at Galaxy Bowl. DuPage County Fairgrounds is easily within reach and always has events scheduled that appeal to everyone. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually alot of family oriented things to do. From rides and attractions to speedway racing and monster trucks the local fairgrounds near Elwood are cool for finding a great way to spend the day. Get off the couch and check out whats going on but first check the Elwood Fair and Events Directory.

Need to re-energize afterwards Everyone loves ice cream. Like to try some gourmet ice cream? There's a zillion ways to get your ice cream fix in town. Get to Schwan Ice Cream CO, or cruise by Rich & Creamy for totally killer vanilla or perhaps some sublime sundaes. In the evening you can unwind a little, after all the action of the day. Locate places to chill and have a couple of Heinekin's, or get slightly glazed during your trip to Elwood. Sample something with allure like a All Night Long, or perhaps a Virgin Mary. While in Elwood try out Bills Inn, Gallagher's Pub, or Fritz's Saloon. Don't like this itinerary, no problems bro just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

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Various and sundry kid friendly attractions are easily accessible to Elwood, Illinois. Locate rides or are looking for local amusements the potential experiences are unlimited. Enjoy the attractions and have some fun! When you're in Elwood try out Jules Raceway or bounce to Haunted Trails Family Amusement for some good times.

ARTSY PLACES

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Uncover galleries and a bunch of local art offerings within reach of Elwood. Whether you are looking for Encaustic Painting Style or would rather enjoy the scenery at some local galleries, you'll find a variety of fun artsy stuff in Elwood. Try Hobby Lobby Creative Centers or look into artsy stuff at Heaven Bound Productions.

BARS

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Find a cool hang while enjoying numerous adult beverages or meet like minded people who like to get semi tanked while you're visiting Elwood. Try something interesting maybe a Disaronno and Coke, Shark Bite or possibly a Sapphire Perfection. While in Elwood chill at Bills Inn, Gallagher's Pub or Fritz's Saloon. To look at all the options check out the Elwood, Illinois bar directory. Read reviews or add your favorite hangs in the city's bar listings.

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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Call your friends and devastate some pins while enjoying some cocktails at Wilmington Bowling Center Inc. Bowling is a great leisure activity and we've located all the best places in Elwood, right here. Be sure to check out Galaxy Bowl. Or for other bowling alleys in the area visit the Elwood, Illinois bowling directory. Know a place that's a complete strike 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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Get out and get some gourmet ice cream. Want to get chill and hit that sweet tooth? We have a zillion ways for you to find your ice cream zen in Elwood. Locate the penultimate Chocolate Marble (Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Swirl) or some fantastic vanilla we've got you covered. While you're in Elwood drop by Schwan Ice Cream CO or cruise over to Rich & Creamy. Have your own favorite place with delightful sundaes or the totally awsimo jamocha almond fudge? Tell the world about it here and include it in the 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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Where you get your coffee tells people a lot about you and your lifestyle. The choices for flavors and blends change and evolve all the time. Hooking up with the right barista ensures a quality experience. Elwood offers a number of great places to get your caffeine energy going. Try some new specialty flavors like Chocolate Mint Flavored Coffee or Reindeer Rum Flavored Coffee. Be sure to check out when you're in Elwood. Know of a place that serves the best Black Tie? Add it to our directory.

RESTAURANTS

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Lots of restaurant choices abound in Elwood from Traditional American to fine dining there are wide ranging choices to satiate your pallette. Explore the Elwood, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to get your grub on. While you're visiting we recommend you stop by J & JS Pizza N More Inc or drop by some of the other local institutions like Gyro Shack or Bills Inn.

FAIRGROUNDS

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The local fairgrounds always have amazing stuff to do. If you want to plan something for the family the fairgrounds always have tons of pleasant diversions. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually lots of cool things to do. From midway attractions to speedway racing and trade shows the local fairgrounds near Elwood are great for finding family stuff to do. Get off the couch and check out whats going on at DuPage County Fairgrounds.

FAST FOOD PLACES

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In a hurry and need to feed the beast? We've got you covered from breakfast to late night drive thru's satisfy your cravings for something good in Elwood. Are you hungry now how about a good old Jack In The Box Sourdough Jack or perchance a nice Carl's Jr. OREO Cookie Malt? Find the best reviewed fast food options surrounding Elwood here in our directory. When you're in town check out Pizza Depot or cruise to 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 enjoyable than baseball or football? Maybe because people don't ruin their lives betting on the outcome of golf tournaments. Now that's settled so dust off your putters get your clubs in the car and check out the enjoyable links courses and driving ranges in Elwood. Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club has some stimulating water hazards that are complemented by beautiful grounds. Or visit the pro shop at Braidwood Fairways, check out the newest gear from Callaway or maybe pick up the new TaylorMade R9 TP Better-Player Irons then cruise the cart over to the 19th hole Know of a course that's a complete hole in one? Add it to our directory.

HISTORIC PLACES

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While you are staying in Elwood reviewers recommend Rubens Rialto Square Theater, Briscoe Mounds, or stop by U.S. Post Office. Elwood has many interesting historical markers and places for everyone to enjoy. Look into the Elwood, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places within minutes of Elwood. Or browse the Illinois historical places directory for detailed information on all of the historical attractions in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

Elwood, Illinois library listing

Why go to the library? Like-minded people: It's a comfort to be around like-minded bookworms, and you might be more motivated just from looking at people hard at work. It's also a nice way to feel like you're part of the neighborhood. revisiting the classics like Kidnapped to superb and relatively new titles such as Lucky by Rachel Vail. It's all at the library for free! Whether your looking for Edith Wharton or Ursula K. Le Guin, the Elwood, Illinois library directory has lots of great libraries. Wherever your interests lie you'll discover an assortment of genres that include History, Classics, Graphic, and Children's. showing off your huge brain and discussing poets like Galway Kinnell at trendy parties.

MUSEUMS

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Elwood offers an eclectic selection of museums and galleries to students and teachers who are interested in the arts. Take in the many exhibits at Little White School Museum or plan a trip to Joliet Area Historical Society Museum. Going to the museum is a totally non creepy first date. Need another reason? There is a museum close to you. Still not convinced? How about beautiful renaissance paintings? Still uncertain if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. No offense but your 3rd grade macaroni poster is not art so go and enjoy art as it should be experienced at Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

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It's 5 pm somewhere so get ready to bounce to the club and get some numbers at the best night places nearby Elwood. Watch the bartender as he stares at you in bewilderment as you purchase your Canary Flip and demonstrate your mad Waving techniques at Watson's Diner & Pub. If the bouncer asks you to leave get a cab and head to South Wilmington Sportsman Club or take it up a notch at Tuffy's Lounge Be sure to tip your waiters and waitresses and stop for some Rolaids before you hit up Lazy Dog for some after hours grindage. Know a place that's solid? Tell the party people 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 a fantastic selection of local city parks and great places to be outside for you. Plan some time this weekend and visit Oak Valley Park or maybe stop by Joliet Public Library and check out a copy of You Are the Love of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve, or some more casual reads and enjoy a great book and the scenery at Sugar Creek County Forest Preserve. When you are in Elwood those in the know suggest taking in the pleasant surroundings at Nowell Park.

SHOPPING

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You just lost a dress size and you need to indulge yourself you don't need a reason, it's all good. It's always time to shop! Whether you're looking for main stream designers such as Anne Klein or want to brag to your friends about the bomb designer Chaumet item you got this weekend. Elwood has diverse choices to satisfy your shopping needs peruse The Elwood, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with boutiques and merchandise from Abdul Halder, Ank By Mirla Sabino, Escada Sport, and Maki Aminaka Lofvander And Marcus Wilmont. When you're in Elwood check out Sam's Club, or roll to Ben Franklin for a more relaxed shopping jonez.

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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Why is a better to be a woman than a man, well it's just easier I mean you never have to fix the sprinklers, you don't have to worry about asking guys out on dates, you can just wait for the guys to come to you, and you never have to put air in your own tires. But all this comes with some strings attached, you gotta look good out there you cant get caught trippin whether you gotta get an anti-oxidant and pollution-fighting facial, soothing spa treatments, some hot extensions, or you wanna just chill and get your pedicure on. The focus is on you. You need to look good so you can feel good and keep your game strong. It's no problem. We've got all the hair, nails, and styling hook up's you need to stay hot and fabulous in Elwood. Check out all the options in the Elwood, Illinois Personal Care Directory.

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 a panoply of avant garde theatre productions with a short drive. Taking in the theatre is a great way to spend the evening and the best part is its already in 3D. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Find local productions of the classics like King Lear: Insanity descends upon King Lear, inspiring him to start parceling out all his holdings to the two daughters heaping on the flattery over the third -- who just so happens to be the only one genuinely concerned about his mental and physical health. Or find local interpretations of entertaining musicals like Beauty and the Beast. Check out the Elwood, Illinois theatre and performing arts directory to find all the theatre options. We recommend you check out Rialto Theatre or Tinley Park World Music Theatre 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 you tired of getting your dinner from 7 eleven? No sweat, Elwood has an abundance of yummy places to get your tastebuds to far away places. Dayton Tap Incorporated totally is a tasty possibility or head to J Q Foxes' Restaurant for all the details or to find the greatest fettucini close to Elwood look into the Elwood, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got choice Tempura or grindable tacos pay it forward and write them a sweet 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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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 to get some exercise. Between running around searching for the Cheetah exhibit and the Scorpions attractions find a moment to stop for a photo with the zoo's bizarre and interesting animal guests. While you're looking for something a little on the wild side in Elwood check out the happenings Des Plaines State Conservation Area, or for all the options look at 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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