Full of history, culture, shopping and great sporting activities, Joliet is the place where everyone can play! Start exploring with a visit to the Joliet Area Historical Museum, Route 66 Welcome Center, Rialto Square Theatre or visit the Collins Street Prison.
Joliet is part of the original 1926 alignment of Route 66 in Illinois. The Joliet alignment (most of which is currently designated as IL 53) remained until it was bypassed in 1940 with a new alignment that ran through Plainfield. Portions of Route 66 in Joliet also parallel the I&M Canal (Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail) and the Lincoln Highway. The portion of Route 66 traveling from Joliet to Wilmington was placed on to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.