Route 66 travels through the city where you can visit the Polka-Dot-Drive-In, a 50s themed diner. The Braidwood area is world famous for its fossils, with some on display in the Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Braidwood Zoo consists of metal folk art created by the late Jack Barker of nearby Essex, IL. The sculptures are whimsical animals and include a pink elephant, a polar bear, giraffe, cow and steer. At Christmas they are decorated in lights and create a fanciful attraction. The welcome center advises visitors of nearby points of interests.