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Wanna find the top attractions in and around Joliet? OK here goes... Try this itinerary. You haven't been to the zoo in ages right? So time to get back, and with all the walking from the various attractions and exhibits it's a great way to learn while getting some exercise. Stop by Chicago Zoological Park or try Wm W Powers Conservation Area. Strictly speaking your much coveted dogs playing poker tapestry is not art. So why not see something a little more cerebral at Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum. Going to the museum will totally surprise your family cause they didn't think you were that classy, so you might want to plan a visit to Gladys Fox Museum, or Joliet Area Historical Society Museum.

Up the ante with a little excitement. DuPage County Fairgrounds is not a bad drive and always has great fun stuff for all. Even when the fair is not in town there are always lots of cool things to do. From rides and attractions to home shows and auto shows the local fairgrounds near Joliet are cool for finding a nice way to get out of the house. Turn off the TV, get the kids in the car and get out to see what's up this weekend, but first check out the options in the Joliet Fair and Events Directory. Bowling is a fun social setting for everyone. Call some friends and destroy some pins and enjoy some brews at Channahon Lanes. Or maybe roll that 300 game at Country Lanes Bowling Center.

After all this take a moment to re-energize The city has a buttload of great places to get caffeinated. Discover new flavors like Fall Harvest Flavored Coffee, or look for the perfect Caf. Be sure to check out , or . Time to decompress now. Like to find a nice place to hang and have a few gin and tonics, or find the best place to get completely liquored up during your time in Joliet. Taste something with allure like a All Night Long, or perhaps a Palme d Or. While in Joliet go to E & H Lounge, Glory Days Bar & Grill, or Butchs Union Bar & Grill. Don't like this itinerary, no problemo just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

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Various and sundry great attractions are close to Joliet, Illinois. Whether you like karting or want to plan a day with the kids the opportunities are without limit Get out and take the kids out for some fun! When you're in Joliet stop by Jules Raceway or take the fam to Joliet Memorial Stadium for some good times.

ARTSY PLACES

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Uncover galleries and a variety of art objects close to Joliet. Whether you are looking for Fauvism or just want to find a place to wear your beret inconspicuously. Check out the vibe at the area's galleries, you'll find a variety of pleasant artsy diversions in Joliet. Try Hobby Lobby Creative Centers or get in touch with your artsy side at Ainsworth Photography.

BARS

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Like to bend an elbow while enjoying some Bud's or throw caution to the wind and get super hammered in Joliet. Sip something delicious perhaps a Summer Breeze, Cranberry Fizz or possibly a Caribbean Queen. While in Joliet chill at E & H Lounge, Glory Days Bar & Grill or Butchs Union Bar & Grill. To review all of the possibilities look at the Joliet, Illinois bar directory. Read reviews or add your favorite bartender in the city's bar listings.

BOWLING

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Take some bros and throw some strikes while enjoying some fried food at Channahon Lanes. Bowling is a blast and we've run down all the best places in Joliet, just a mouse click away. Be sure to check out Country Lanes Bowling Center. Or for additional listings click the Joliet, Illinois bowling directory. Been to a place that is a real turkey tell everyone, include it in our directory.

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

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

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Pioneer Lanes
(815) 254-2695
150 S Joliet Rd
Plainfield, IL 60544

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Downtown Lockport Lanes
(815) 838-6364
923 S State St
Lockport, IL 60441

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BRAIN FREEZE

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Get in the car and get some ice cream. Feel like something sweet? We have lots of ways to get your ice cream fix in Joliet. Locate the tastiest Peachy Paterno (Peach Flavored Ice Cream with Peach Slices) or perhaps some traditional chocolate we've got your back. While you're hanging out in Joliet go to Poor Boy & Sweets or cruise to Mary D'S Ice Cream Parlor. Have a favorite place with superior hot fudge sundaes or the shreddin jamocha almond fudge? Tell us about it here and include it in the directory.

Wendy's
(815)467-6002
105 North Ridge Road
Minooka, IL 60447

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Cool Creations
(815)838-4700
937 South Hamilton Street
Lockport, IL 60441

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Poor Boy & Sweets
(815)838-7040
701 South State Street
Lockport, IL 60441

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Mary D'S Ice Cream Parlor
(815)609-2560
608 North Fox River Street
Plainfield, IL 60544

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COFFEE BARS

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RESTAURANTS

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Restaurant choices abound in Joliet from Seafood to gourmet cuisine there are diverse options to satiate your pallette. Explore the Joliet, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to take in some calories. While you're visiting we recommend you stop by Bellagio Inc or drop by some of the other local institutions like Bellagio Pizzeria Bar & Grill or Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

FAIRGROUNDS

Joliet, Illinois state and county fairs

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 interesting things to do. From rides and attractions to boat shows and cultural exhibitions the local fairgrounds near Joliet are cool for finding kid friendly entertainment options. Turn off the TV, get the kids in the car and get out to see what's up this weekend at DuPage County Fairgrounds.

FAST FOOD PLACES

Joliet, Illinois fast food directory

Need to feed? You're covered bro from breakfast to late nite munchies satisfy your cravings for some killer grinds in Joliet. Hungry now how about a good old Dairy Queen Medium Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard or possibly a nice Carl's Jr. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger? Find the best local fast food options around Joliet here in the Citywide Information fast food directory. Reviewers recommend you get to Quiznos Sub or drop into Wendy's International. Buon appetito!

Wendy's International
(815)254-4852
940 Brook Forest Ave
Shorewood, IL 60404

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Dairy Queen
(815)729-0400
707 W Jefferson St Ste Q
Shorewood, IL 60404

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Quiznos Sub
(815)521-2922
23830 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410

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Larry's Meat Market
(815)467-2255
23841 W Eames St
Channahon, IL 60410

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GOLF COURSES

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Why is golf more fun than baseball or football? Well for starters golf doesn't change its rules to attract more fans. Now that's settled so clean off your wedges throw your clubs in the car and check out the well manicured municipal courses and driving ranges in Joliet. Old Oak Country Club has some perplexing water hazards and beautiful grounds. Or head to the pro shop at Joliet Country Club, check out the latest gear from Ping or shave some strokes off your game with the new Wilson Tw9 Tour Milled Wedges then cruise the cart over to the 19th hole Know of a course that's a complete birdie? Add it to our directory.

HISTORIC PLACES

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For a pleasant diversion in Joliet we recommend you get to Morgan, George E., House, Joliet Municipal Airport, or Hatch, Seneca W. & Bertha, House. Joliet has a fantastic selection of historical surroundings for those curious about history to enjoy. Look into the Joliet, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places a short drive from Joliet. Or browse the Illinois historical places listings for comprehensive information on all of the historical stuff to see in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

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Why go to the library? Magazines and newspapers: Introduce your child to some of the magazines designed just for children. With bold photographs, poems and a joke or two, magazines are another reading choice for beginning readers. Or catch up on the news in your community and share a smile over the comics. enjoying the classics like Tales of Mystery & Imagination to splendid somewhat new novels like The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. It's all at the library for free! Whether your looking for Victor Hugo or Reginald McKnight, the Joliet, Illinois library directory has a multitude of great libraries and reading rooms. Wherever your interests lie you'll find a huge selection of genres like Psychology, Philosophy, Self, and Humor. discussing the merits of pricey first editions and discussing the works of Alan Shapiro at social gatherings.

MUSEUMS

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Joliet offers a diverse array of museums and galleries to families and children interested in the arts. Plan a trip to Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum or plan a visit to Gladys Fox Museum. Going to the museum will totally surprise your family cause they didn't think you were that classy Need another reason? Museums are a great way to spend time with friends and family. Still not convinced? How about unique wild surrealistic art? Still don't know why you should go to the museum, here's another reason. Cool as it may be your prized collection of velvet clown paintings is not art so go find out what art really is at at Joliet Area Historical Society Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

Joliet, Illinois night life listing

It's time to party so let's hit the club and show your dope moves at the A-List clubs nearby Joliet. Watch the bartender as he stares at you in quizzical admiration as you smoothly purchase your fourth Cranberry Kick and bust your dope Vogue techniques at Heroes & Legend Sports Bar & Grill. Afterwards bounce to Academic Achievement or shift into hyperspeed at Ruby's Lounge Be sure to tip your waiters and waitresses and hit up Wendy's International for some much needed sustinance. Know a cool nightplace that's totally pumpin? Add it to theThe Joliet, Illinois nightlife directory.

Academic Achievement
(815)744-2989
215 Street Jude Avenue
Joliet, IL 60436

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Club BC
(815)725-2409
4220 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60431

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Heroes & Legend Sports Bar & Grill
(815)741-9207
2400 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435

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Shep's Tavern
(815)725-9882
1500 Belleview Ave
Rockdale, IL 60436

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PARKS

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Joliet has a wide variety of local city parks and recreational offerings for all. Pick up some picnic items and visit Joliet Municipal Stadium or maybe stop by Romeoville Branch Fountaindale Public Li and pick up a copy of Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Gilleo, or something else good to read and enjoy a great book and the scenery at Inwood Park. When you are in Joliet those in the know always suggest taking in the lush greenery at Shorewood Park.

SHOPPING

Joliet, Illinois shopping mall listing

It's Saturday and you need to indulge yourself you don't need a reason, we understand. Shopping is the bomb. Whether you're looking for huge designers such as Perry Ellis or want to tell your girlfriends about the exclusive designer Ellery item you got this weekend. Joliet is near to lots of great places to get your shop on peruse The Joliet, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with premium offerings from Aartivijay Gupta And Parul Chopra, Ulyanovaalexandra, Rabia Z, and Jean//phillip. When you're in Joliet visit Sam's Club, or get to Carson Pirie Scott 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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Carson Pirie Scott
(815) 439-2000
3340 Mall Loop Dr # 4
Joliet, IL 60431

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SPAS / SALONS

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Oh the benefits of being a woman it's totally easier C'mon you can rationalize spending a weeks pay on a purse, you're allowed to appreciate Leonardo DiCaprio, and society deems you the ??gentle gender.? But all this comes with some tricky considerations, you gotta come correct whether you gotta get a relaxing facial, soothing spa treatments, a seductive new layered cut, or you just wanna get your nails done in a really trampy shade of red. Looking good means feeling good, and you gotta stay on on top of things. It's no problem. We've got all the salon, spa, and beauty hook up's you need to stay hot and fabulous in Joliet. Check all the details in the Joliet, Illinois Spas, Salons, and Skin Care Listings.

Get Fast Joliet
(815) 741-2225
1116 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431

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J J Sun
(815) 744-7412
1114 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431

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Psychological Fitness Center
(815) 729-2591
3077 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60435

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Rife's Martial Arts
(815) 730-8733
92 Barney Dr
Joliet, IL 60435

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THEATRE / ARTS

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Joliet has varied of great local theatre offerings within minutes of the city center. Taking in the theatre is a fantastic way to spend the evening and the best part is you don't have to wear 3D glasses. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Check into local productions of the classics like As You Like It: As You Like It is the quintessential pastoral comedy, love, politics and cross-dressing intertwine to create a twisty, entertaining and funny tale as only Shakespeare can deliver. Or find local productions of feel good musicals like All That Jazz. Check out the Joliet, Illinois theatre and performing arts directory to find all the theatre options. We recommend you check out Philip Lynch Theatre or Morris Theatre Guild Playhouse 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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Philip Lynch Theatre
University Drive North
Illinois and Michigan Canal, Le Unive

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

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WORLD FLAVORS

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Tired of those little frozen chicken pot pies? No sweat, Joliet has an abundance of tasty places to get your tastebuds to far away places. J Q Foxes' Restaurant is always a choice mow or get to Keller's Food & Spirits for more detailed information or to find the tastiest calzones within Joliet check out the Joliet, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got shreddin Mongolian beef or tubular egg drop soup support them and write them a killer review.

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

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

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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 it's an interesting way to get some exercise. Between running around searching for the Whites Tree Frog enclosure and the Okapi attractions find a moment to get some cool cell phone pictures with the zoo's many picturesque backdrops. When you're looking for some fun on the wild side in Joliet check out the haps Chicago Zoological Park, or for more fabulous zoos and gardens look at the Joliet, Illinois zoo and gardens directory.


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About Joliet


Joliet (,) is a city in Will and Kendall Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, located southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County. As of the 2010 census, the city was the fourth-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 147,433. It continues to be Illinois' fastest growing city and one of the fastest growing in the United States. When Joliet was first planned in the early 1830s, it was still in Cook County. In 1836, it became the county seat of the new Will County.
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Joliet, Illinois History

In 1833, following the Black Hawk War, Charles Reed built a cabin along the west side of the Des Plaines River. Across the river in 1834, James B. Campbell, treasurer of the canal commissioners, laid out the village of "Juliet", named after his daughter. Just before the depression of 1837, Juliet incorporated as a village, but to cut tax expenses, Juliet residents soon petitioned the state to rescind that incorporation. In 1845, local residents changed the community's name from "Juliet" to "Joliet". Joliet was reincorporated as a city in 1852. The origin of the name was most likely a corruption of the name of French Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet, who in 1673, along …Read More
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Joliet, Illinois Geography

Joliet is located at (41.5224597, -88.1406140).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.76%) is water. It has a sprawling, irregular shape that extends into nine different townships, more than any other Illinois city. They are: Joliet, Plainfield, Troy, New Lenox, Jackson, Channahon, and Lockport in Will County, and Na-Au-Say and Seward in Kendall County. Joliet is a Des Plaines River town, with the downtown located in the river valley. This is especially evident on Interstate 80 if one is coming from the east or the west where it has been flat for many miles and suddenly the land drops as you approach …Read More



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Joliet, Illinois Convention and Banquet Centers:

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Joliet, Illinois Schools, Colleges and Learning Facilities:

Red Brick School (historical) - Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School - Schweizer School (historical) - Rock Run School (historical) - Saint Jude School - Marycrest Elementary School - Offerman School (historical) - Center School (historical) - Rockdale Elementary School - Troy-Shorewood School - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School - Dirksen Elementary School - Reedswood School - Joliet West High School - Saint Paul School - Troutman Grove School (historical) - Troy Craughwell School - Pershing Elementary School - Link School (historical) - Sheridan School - Laraway Elementary School - Saint Patrick School - McKinley Park School - Troy Junior High School - Wilhelmi School (historical) - Carl Sandburg School -
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