Joliet Tourism

Joliet (/ˈdʒoʊli.ɛt/ or /dʒoʊliˈɛt/) is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County. At the 2010 census, the city was the fourth largest in Illinois, with a population of 147,433.


Located in the Chicagoland region in Illinois, Joliet is one of the prime entertainment centres in the area. It is also home to Chicagoland speedway which is the highlight of the city and the host ground for the famous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held in every summer. Accompanying this phenomenon is other entertainment options that are in multitude in the city. You will find Casinos like Hollywood Casino Joliet and Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel. And then there are shopping places like Route 66 Welcome Center & Gift Shop and Joliet Park District. The latter will introduce you to the pulse of the city and its rich nightlife. In the end, spending some time in Rialto Square Theater which, with its Greek, Roman, and Byzantine architecture is stunning to the boot!

Initially called the village of “Juliet”, set up by the village’s treasurer of the canal commissioners, Joliet came into existence in the 18th century. It is the locals who changed the name for tax purposes. Joliet tourism is popular for its NASCAR races usually held in the months of summer. The city promises a wide array of entertainment. Other than racing, the city also offers some pleasure in the form of casinos. The Des Plains River, is resorted to by two riverboat casinos. The Joliet Correctional Center, is worth a visit too, to reminisce certain shots from several movies that have been shot here. As you visit Joliet, you’ve got to go to the Chicagoland Speedway for an adrenaline rush of racing. Casinos such as the Hollywood Casino Joliet and the Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel are worth a visit too.

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