The Bill Walsh family of dealerships is proud to serve the area of Joliet, Illinois, a fun city with great people and lots to do. Joliet—also called the “City of Excitement” is home to several great attractions and is just 40 miles outside of Chicago, making the Windy City the perfect day trip destination. With a population of nearly 150,000, Joliet is the fourth largest city in the state of Illinois, per the 2010 census.
Joliet has its place in pop culture, making appearances (or at least referenced) in the movies The Sting and The Blues Brothers and in the television shows Prison Break, and Supernatural. But it’s not just fictional characters who love Joliet—it’s the city’s many visitors and residents.
Some common places to visit in Joliet, Illinois, include Harrah’s Joliet Casino (or the Hollywood Casino Joliet), the Rialto Square Theatre, and Chicagoland Speedway (as well as the Route 66 Speedway). The Joliet Prison is no longer a working prison but is a point of interest to visit, especially for fans of The Blues Brothers. While in Joliet, visitors often head to the Jacob Henry Mansion and the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site. You can also take in a game of Joliet Slammers baseball in the summer or visit Pilcher Park to walk through the Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory.
Kids will love the Splash Station Waterpark in the summertime while adults looking to relax will likely enjoy the beauty of the Inwood Golf Course. For a day of shopping without driving into the big city of Chicago, the Westfield Louis Joliet Mall should serve you quite nicely.
If you want to learn more about the city of Joliet outside of the information provided here, the Joliet Area Historical Museum is the best place to visit. The museum has a range of exhibits dedicated to the city’s history.