Joliet

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Located just 35 miles southwest of Chicago at the crossroads of I-55 and I-80 as well as the Illinois Lincoln Highway and Route 66, Joliet is overflowing with possibilities! Dive into the City of Champions with motorsport racing at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, baseball games at Silver Cross Field, live performances at the nationally known Rialto Square Theatre or paintball at CPX Sports. Enjoy the great outdoors with bike trails or stroll through Bird Haven Greenhouse and view the colorful display of flowers and foliage. Shop, dine and entertain in this city of opportunities!

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.