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About Local Attractions

Joliet has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with all the fun and excitement that come with Harrah's Joliet. You'll be thrilled to discover all this booming Midwestern town has to offer.

Spend an afternoon visiting one of Joliet's many exciting attractions, including the Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet Park District and numerous exquisite restaurants.

You'll also want to visit Joliet's newest addition, the Joliet Slammers professional minor league baseball team. No trip to Joliet is complete without a stop at one of the most beautiful theaters in the country, the Rialto Square Theatre.

Embark on an action-packed adventure today by making your reservations at Harrah’s Joliet, the most exciting hotel and casino in Chicagoland.

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Chicagoland Speedway

Chicagoland Speedway is Chicago’s home to NASCAR.  With two summer weekends of racing, there is sure to be something for everyone.  The NASCAR Nationwide Series takes to the track in July during a rare off weekend for the Sprint Cup Series.  Then in September the triple-header weekends returns with NASCAR’s three top series! A NASCAR weekend is one filled with exciting racing and entertainment and fun, flexible camping options.  For more information visit their website or call 815-722-5500.  Chicagoland Speedway, the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Starts here!

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Joliet Historical Museum

Step back in time, at the Joliet Historical Museum. Journey back and experience how people lived, worked, traveled and built the foundation for today’s thriving community. Walk through a life-size replica depicting the building of the historic Illinois Michigan Canal, Stroll down a turn-of-the-century street past store fronts showcasing fashions of yesteryear, Browse through a hardware store, Or take a virtual ride on a replica trolley. During your visit stop in our Route 66 Welcome Center, check out our Resource and Discovery Room which is packed with fun activities for children, and visit the Museum Gift Shop for gifts from Joliet’s past. Visit the Joliet Historical Museum website for information on upcoming events and exhibits.”

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Joliet Slammers

The Joliet Slammers are a professional, independent baseball team that provides affordable fun and entertainment at beautiful Silver Cross Field in the heart of downtown Joliet.  Tickets are as low as $5.00, parking is free, and fun is encouraged!  The Slammers play 54 regular season home games between May and September and are proud members of the Frontier League.

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Route 66 Raceway

Route 66 Raceway features the “Stadium of Drag Racing” as well as a dirt oval.  Don’t miss all the drag racing and dirt action throughout the summer!  With over 40 action-packed events such as the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals and Team Demolition Derby, there is always racing at Route 66 Raceway.  Plus, with Friday Nights at 66 even you can test your ride on the quarter-mile.  For more information visit their website or call 815-722-5500.

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The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau

The I&M Canal Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes travelers to Joliet and other communities along the 97-mile Illinois & Michigan Canal.  Located seasonally (Memorial Day through Labor Day) at 30 N. Bluff Street, Joliet, and year round in Romeoville, Bolingbrook, and Utica, the Heritage Corridor provides travelers with information on local attractions, restaurants, lodging and events!  The Heritage Corridor can assist I in the planning of your stay here in Joliet, the City of Excitement! 

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