Joliet Area Attractions

No matter your interest explore the diverse and exciting recreation options offered in the Joliet Area. From racing and gaming to historical tours, your ticket to excitement and entertainment starts here.

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Sports & Recreation

Autobahn Country Club
3795 Centerpoint Way, Joliet, IL 60436

Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Blvd. Joliet IL 60433
Chicagoland Speedway, which opened in 2001, is the largest sporting facility in Illinois. In addition to hosting the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the first of ten races in pursuit of the 2012 championship – the facility also hosts two NASCAR Nationwide Series races and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. As part of the on-site experience, fans can head to Champions Park to visit interactive displays, enjoy live entertainment and stop by the Kid’s Club Zone. The 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval, located adjacent to its sister track, Route 66 Raceway, is also home to the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which allows fans to ride along or drive a NASCAR stock car.

CPX Sports/Challenge Xtreme
2903 Schweitzer Rd, Joliet IL
CPX Sports has created the ultimate experience in paintball excitement. Solo or with a group it’s 150 acres of pure adrenalin fun! Open year round Wednesday – Sunday. Just south of I-80 off Route 53.

Haunted Trails 
1424 North Broadway (Rt 53), Joliet IL

Joliet Slammers Baseball
One Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet IL
The Joliet Slammers are a professional baseball team providing affordable, fun and family-friendly entertainment to the communities of Southwest Chicagoland.  The Slammers are a member of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball’s West Division.  Located in the heart of downtown Joliet, the Slammers play their home games at the 6,000 plus capacity Silver Cross Field.  Founded in 2011, the team won the Eastern Division Championship and the Frontier League Championship in their inaugural season.  The Slammers were also honored by Ballpark Digest with the 2011 Logo of the Year.

Splash Station Waterpark
2780 Route 6, Joliet IL
Experience 20 acres of splish splashing fun, featuring: Miner’s Mountain: The Midwest’s only 200 foot, six -lane racing slide, Raging Rapids Ravine: An 865 foot lazy river, The Rattler: Enclosed body slide, Hot Shot: Open body slide, The Tunnel: Open tube slide, The Gauntlet: Enclosed tube slide, Pelican Pond: Zero depth pool, Tumbleweed Pass: Sandy Play Area, and Dining Car Cafe: Full Service Concessions.

Provena Saint Joseph Inwood Athletic Club
3000 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL
Completed in 2007, this 65,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility offers a 25 yard, 8 lane indoor competitive pool, 10,000 sq. ft. fitness floor where all cardio equipment has individual LCD TV screens, Club Café, steam room, whirlpool, group fitness classes and child care. Daily passes available.

Nature & Outdoors

Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory
225 N Gougar Road, Joliet IL
Located in the 630 acre Pilcher Park, the greenhouse is open daily from 8:00am-4:30pm. Flower shows are showcased throughout the year for your enjoyment. Also visit the newly restored conservatory, offering a wonderful experience for all. Guided tours for groups are available at normal fee.

Forest Preserve District of Will County
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet IL
The Forest Preserve District offers a wealth of recreational and educational opportunities. Visit our Web site or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.

Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive, Joliet IL
Visit animals, view exhibits, hold meetings or parties and enjoy the nature all around you at Pilcher Park Nature Center! Winter hours are 9:00am – 3:00pm; Summer hours. 9:00am – 4:30pm.


Inwood Golf Course
300 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL
This well constructed course allows players to enjoy a game at any time.18 holes, 6196 yards, 71 par

Wedgewood Golf Course
5001 Caton Farm Road & Route 59, Joliet IL
This course hosts the Joliet Amateur Tournament annually. 18 holes, 6836 yards, 72 par.

Woodruff Golf Course
621 N. Gourgar Road, Joliet IL
Promising a challenge for all golfers. 18 holes, 5424 yards, 68 par.


Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel
151 North Joliet Street, Joliet IL
Exquisite dining, exciting entertainment and hot gaming action. The casino is open from 8:00am – 6:00am. Check out onsite restaurants: The Reserve Steakhouse, Paula Deen’s Kitchen, Ace’s Diner, and Starbuck’s Coffee.

Hollywood Casino Joliet
777 Hollywood Blvd, Joliet IL
Over 1,000 slot and video poker machines, great table games, live poker daily, plus an on-site hotel and RV resort.

Arts & Entertainment 

Friends of Community Public Art
310 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet IL
Offering scheduled tours of the FCPA murals and mosaic sculpture studios. See art being made by professional local artists and learn the details of their work.

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate Dinner Theatre
15 South Eastern Avenue, Joliet IL
Offering lunch matinees combining the best in homemade meals, heartwarming musical productions and family hospitality in an elegant and intimate setting.

Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet IL
The Rialto Square Theatre has long attracted celebrity headliners to their stage. Offering concerts, comedy, Broadway, dance and theatre, the Rialto ensures you can always find the entertainment you are looking for. Visit our web site for complete entertainment listings.


Jacob Henry Mansion
20 S. Eastern Avenue, Joliet IL
An elegant historic landmark offering the perfect location to experience Victorian charm as well as its delicious meals and entertainment. Wedding receptions, groups and tours are welcome!

Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet IL
Interactive museum celebrates themes and experiences of people who settled in the Joliet area, including the Route 66 Experience, War Heroes Gallery, permanent gallery, temporary gallery, children’s discovery room, and gift shop. See the new, 2-story exhibit that celebrates space exploration and the Apollo missions—The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt!


Westfield Louis Joliet Mall
3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet IL
Modern shops and family amenities, all in one great location.  Home to trendy retailers such as Buckle, Charming Charlie and Justice, along with major department stores:  Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penney and Sears.


Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet IL

University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox St, Joliet IL


Abbey Theatre
20 S. Eastern Avenue, Joliet IL
This recently renovated theatre hosts heartwarming productions with homemade meals in an intimate and elegant venue.

Barber and Oberwortmann Horticultural Center
227 N. Gourgar Road, Joliet IL
815-741-7278 ext. 104
A beautiful facility for hosting banquets, business meetings and weddin receptions. Located within the scenic Pilcher Park and adjacent to the beautiful Birdhaven Greenhouse and Conservatory, the horticultural center truly has a unique atmosphere.

Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel
151 N. Joliet Street, Joliet IL
Catering Sales Office: 815-740-2339
Be it weddings, corporate events, holiday parties or private shindigs, our expertly trained staff of caterers, culinary artists and outstanding facilities have what it takes to make any big event memorable. Available for parties of up to 500 guests, call or email us today to schedule a viewing.

The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue, Joliet IL
A distinctive setting for all occasions boasting an exquisite mansion, lush gardens, nondenominational church and grand ballroom while offering accommodations for 30-300 guests.

Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet IL
All facilities are available for rental, including Rooftop Terrace, Caterpillar
Auditorium, Rt. 66 Welcome Center and Galleries.

Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station
50 E. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL
A perfect location for weddings or corporate events housing up to 350 guests. View By appointment

Patrick C. Haley Mansion
17 S. Center Street, Joliet IL
This 1891 historical mansion is available for special events, offering superb meals. The conservatory and ballroom are surrounded by fountains, ponds and Victorian gardens.

Renaissance Center
214 N. Ottawa Street (Junior College Downtown Joliet Campus), Joliet IL
Restaurant and Banquet facility serving Wednesday buffets 11am to 1:30pm.  Fine dining restaurant open to the public on Friday’s during school semesters from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Rialto Square Theatre
102 N. Chicago Street, Joliet
Your event deserves the magnificent Rialto Square Theatre! Host your wedding ceremony, reception or banquet in this elegant, historic setting.


Taxi / Car Services

Enterprise Rent A Car
2625 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL
1250 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL

First Class Car Services
2211 Falcon Dr, Plainfield, IL 60586

Joliet Limousines Inc.
24135 Apple-creek Lane, Joliet IL

151 N. Joliet Street, Joliet IL
815-726-TAXI (8294)

Standard Shuttle Service Inc.
139 E. Van Buren St, Joliet IL


Public Transportation 

Joliet Regional Airport
4000 W. Jefferson St, Joliet IL

Heritage Corridor and Rock Island District
Weekdays 312.322.6777
TTY 312-322-6774
Evenings & Weekends 312.866.7000
TTY 312-836-4949


Union Station
50 E. Jefferson Street, Joliet
Train station located in Downtown Joliet, servicing Amtrack and Metra, including the Metra Heritage Corridor and Rock Island District lines to Chicago.