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Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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I found the whole experience with the Museum very informative and for me a trip down memory lane... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Darryl M
Joliet, Illinois
via mobile
Loved it!

Visited the museum with our two granddaughters. As a Joliet native, I especially enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Norma S
New Lenox, IL
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204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432-4007
+1 815-723-5201
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I found the whole experience with the Museum very informative and for me a trip down memory lane bringing back childhood memories as I grew up in the area,worth a visit. D

1  Thank Darryl M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited the museum with our two granddaughters. As a Joliet native, I especially enjoyed the visit. Lots of nostalgic moments occurred as I revisited many of my childhood memories. The steel mill, quarry exhibit was so lifelike the kids thought the men were real. Especially...More

Thank Norma S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was impressed with the amount of detail for such a relatively small museum. Route 66 information was a high light for me. I was impressed with staff they seemed very informative.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I liked this museum much more when I visited in the past. The "drive in" area with a Route 66 introduction was new. But, the movie about the Route was already dated. Elaine was the reason that I liked the museum so much. She loved...More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had an excellent time, took girls ages 7 and 2, they both enjoyed themselves!!! Well organized and plenty to do for all ages, even adults!

Thank drlmtz1985
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

For a couple dollars you can come in to see a little bit about the history of the city and where it came from and its importance along the river. It's a nice decent size medium. It's well organised and certainly the people were friendly....More

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 27 April 2016

At $6 entrance fee this is a very affordable way to spend an hour or two. It will give you a good overview of Joliet, but there is little mention of Route 66. There is more displays on Star Wars and Space than on how...More

Thank garyproftraveller
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Usually we are great supporters of local town museums as we are aware of how much time, effort and love goes into producing and maintaining them. Sad to say this was our first museum of our Route 66 trip and disappointing for the following reasons;...More

Thank Trish W
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I currently live in Joliet. It's amazing how much history is in your own back yard! The old Joliet Prison is amazing if you love architecture with its wall built out of limestone quarried right here in Joliet. It's no longer housing prisoners and you...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was an interesting museum to visit. There were so many things to see in a small area. It was a nice tribute to the area.

Thank Rose C
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