Play in Chicagoland’s Largest Playground just minutes southwest of Chicago for outdoor fun and exciting entertainment. Anytime is playtime in Chicagoland’s Largest Playground! Take the family on a trip down Route 66 and make memories as you visit iconic roadside attractions like the Illinois Route 66 Association Hall of Fame in Pontiac and the internationally-renowned Joliet Area Historical Museum. For the outdoor adventurer, four state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, with biking, hiking, boating and fishing will satisfy your love of the outdoors. Gaming action is in play at Joliet’s two casinos..History, live theater, shopping, dining, the 20th Anniversary of NHRA at the Route 66 Raceway and more complete your play in the towns of the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor. For an excursion that unites history and nature, modern with old, plan your stay-and-play adventure in Chicagoland’s Largest Playground! SPECIAL EVENTS Route 66 Red Carpet May 6–7 Route 66 Route 66, from Joliet to Towanda Quarryman Challenge May 13 Village Hall Lemont Starved Rock Country Marathon May 13 Downtown Ottawa Star Wars Day June 3 Joliet Public Library Ottawa 2 Rivers WineFest June 9–11 Downtown Ottawa Lincoln Pl., along river Old Canal Days June 17–18 Along the canal, Downtown Lockport Pluto Days July 1 Streator Nitro Night July 6 Chicago Street, Joliet Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 10–13 Downtown Mendota NASCAR Race Weekend Sept. 15–17 Chicagoland Speedway LASALLE COUNTY Meet, stay and play in the home of Starved Rock State Park!.Endless outdoor adventure, family fun, history and heritage. There’s a getaway for everyone. Easily accessible to explore and discover someplace remarkable! Just 90 minutes from Chicago. 801 W. U.S. Hwy. 6 North Utica, 61373 815-667-4356 800-746-0550 enjoylasallecounty.com THE CITY OF EXCITEMENT— THAT’S JOLIET! Casino action, live theater, fine dining, history, the intersection of Route 66 and Lincoln Highway, festivals like the 40th annual Festival of the Gnomes and much more. Joliet, where the possibilities are endless. 150 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, 60432 815-724-4000 jolietkicks.com I&M Canal Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau 15701 Independence Blvd., Romeoville, 60446 815-588-7940 • 800-926-2262 chicagolandslargestplayground.com
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