Joliet , Illinois


Nestled southwest of Chicago, Joliet is the fourth largest city in Illinois, boasting a thriving downtown scene and a high population rank. One of the most interesting things about Joliet is also one of the most tragic—their prison system. In the 1850s, Joliet Prison was a haunting place where some said you could hear the screams and horrible, maniacal laughs of the criminals within. When the prison officially closed in 2002, celebrities and film producers decided to make the area famous, using the prison for movies, like Let’s Go to Prison and The Blues Brothers, and shows, like Prison Break. While the inside is closed to travelers, the outside is riddled with old memorabilia from a system gone awry.

Hotels

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  • Hollywood Casino Hotel
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Comfort Inn
  • Super 8
  • Fairfield Inn
  • TownePlace Suites
  • Best Western
  • Motel 6
  • Lexington Inn & Suites
  • Clarion Hotel


Things to Do

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  • Rialto Square Theatre - Historic, restored theatre with a vintage surround sound auditorium and plenty of seats for live performances and screened movies.
  • Joliet Prison - This prison has been the focal point for several films, like the Blues Brothers. The interior is closed, you can take walks and read signs about the history of the prison on the exterior.
  • Route 66 Raceway - Themed car races here, including Nascar, funny vehicles, old school buses, jacked-up trucks, and classic cars. Plenty of seats with good concessions.

Restaurants

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  • Al’s Steakhouse
  • Anthony’s Restaurant and Pub
  • Applebee’s
  • Arby’s
  • Bob Evans
  • Chicago Style Ribsi
  • Chicken-N-Spice
  • Denny’s
  • Jody’s Hot Dogs
  • Linda’s Pizza
  • Lone Star Steak House
  • McDonalds
  • Mooyah
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Friday’s
  • Thayer Bros.
  • Tin Roof
  • Wendy’s
  • White Castle
  • World Famous Jimmy K’s

Hospitals

  • Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • Silver Cross Hospital


Airports

  • Joliet Regional Airport

Military Bases

  • Joliet Army Ammunition Plant


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