Have fun visiting the city of Joliet in your RV rental from RVshare! Often called the “City of Steel and Stone”, Joliet is the fourth largest city in Illinois and the county seat of Will County. It is one of Illinois’s fastest growing cities, thanks to its proximity to the Chicago metropolitan area. The city was once dependent on the manufacturing industry and had its share of economic woes. Joliet reinvented itself as a tourist destination, which attracted numerous new businesses including two casinos. It has also been featured in a number of Hollywood films such as “The Sting” and “Blues Brothers”, and TV shows such as “Prison Break” and “Supernatural”.
If you have plans of taking a trip to Chicago soon, why not include the city of Joliet in your itinerary. It has numerous attractions, which are a “must visit”. We have our own list of favorites, which we are sharing with you. We know that we shall see you driving in an RV rental Joliet IL soon!
Often called the “Jewel of Joliet, the Rialto Square Theatre is a lovely old theater located right in the heart of the city. It opened in 1926 and reflects Roman, Greek and Byzantine style of architecture. It is considered as one of the ten most beautiful theaters in the nation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are events scheduled in the theater but if you want to take a tour, you may do so as the theater is open to the public for a tour inside. The tour guide will provide you a brief history of the theater as you walk through the Grand Esplanade. You will also be able to stand on its stage and visit the “green room” where you will find signatures of thousands of artists who have performed in the theater. It is advisable to give them a call for tour schedules.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum opened in the fall of 2002 and is a must visit if you want to learn about the city’s history. It occupies a building, which used to house the Ottawa Street Methodist Church and it is still adorned with stained glass windows, which are stunning. The museum features Route 66 memorabilia, statues of the blues brothers, a model of one of Joliet's famous drawbridges, and exhibits that are changed regularly. You can also check their gift shop where you can buy some souvenirs and gift items. The museum is open every Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.
The Joliet Iron Works Historic Site will bring you back to that period of time when Joliet was the home of the Joliet Iron and Steel Works, which was once the second largest steel mill in the country. A 1.5-mile paved trail will bring you the ruins of the Joliet Iron Works where thousands of men were employed during its decades of operations. It features interpretive signs that provide information regarding the process of making iron and steel, and how it was to work in the steel mill. The site has been renovated and is now equipped with a picnic shelter and restroom facilities. The site is open daily from 8 am to sunset. Admission is free.
The Hide-A-Way Lakes is located in the city of Yorkville, about 38 minutes from Joliet. It is a great option if you want to explore the cities of Joliet and Yorkville, and its surrounding area. It is nestled in a 150 acres wooded area along the Fox River. The RV Park has 200 available spaces, 100 of which are shaded full hookup sites with room for slideouts. Amenities and services include a recreation hall, camp store, playground, restrooms and showers, and laundry facilities. You can also enjoy numerous outdoor and water activities such as hiking, boating, biking, swimming and fishing. The RV Park is open all year round but facilities are limited during the winter season. Hide-A-Way Lakes is perfect for your camper rental Joliet IL.
Located about 25 minutes from Joliet, the Fossil Rock Recreation Area is nestled in an 88-acre peaceful and secluded area in Wilmington. It is a good choice if you want to check out the numerous attractions in Joliet and be back in a jiffy. It is a gated campground with 29 available shaded full hookup sites with room for slideouts. Amenities and services include a playground, game room, free wi-fi internet access, hayrides, petting farm, restrooms and showers, and a control access gate. You can also enjoy planned outdoor and water activities such as non-motorized boating, swimming in the lake, fishing and fossil digging. The campground is open all year round for your travel trailer rental Joliet IL.
The Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort is where you and your kids will have tons of fun! Located in the village of Millbrook about 35 miles from the city of Joliet, the RV Park is ideal for families who want to explore Joliet and its surrounding areas while enjoying the amenities of an RV Park. The RV Park has 219 available shaded RV spaces with room for slideouts, 55 of which are full hookups. Amenities and services include wi-fi internet access, 2 heated outdoor pools, a hot tub, kiddie pool, basketball and volleyball courts, playground, recreation center, general store, just to name a few. It also offers numerous activities such as bingo, woodcarving, weekly dance classes, arts & crafts, and a whole lot more. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort is open all year round for your motorhome rental Joliet IL.
The Concert of the Hills is a free outdoor event held every Tuesday at the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park during the months of June, July and August. It is a great family entertainment event, which features live performances of singers, bands and dancers. You can bring your favorite chair or blanket and find a perfect spot for you, your family or friends. The concert features different music genre and artists every week. There are concessionaires around the park so you can enjoy some food and beverages while enjoying the concerts. Concert on the Hills is perfect for when you rent RV Joliet IL!
A Taste of Joliet is a three-day event held at the ATI Field in Joliet Memorial Stadium. It features musical acts from local performers and bands, and a kid’s zone where kids can enjoy numerous activities. There are also carnival rides and more than 20 food vendors. Listening to live music is a favorite recreational activity of the locals and the Taste of Joliet exemplifies the local’s love for music.
The city of Joliet will fill your days with entertainment and adventure activities. It is one city that will surprise you with its amazing attractions. Hop into that RV now and enjoy a safe drive to Joliet.
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