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Route 66 Raceway

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Address: 500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
Phone Number: 888-629-7223

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Demo derby

Great location great family outing.. The announcers make this even better, with all their excitement. With the breaks between events, it gives you time to hit the refreshment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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New Lenox, Illinois
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New Lenox, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great location great family outing.. The announcers make this even better, with all their excitement. With the breaks between events, it gives you time to hit the refreshment stands.. Fun for all ages..

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New Lenox, Illinois
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whatta a nice night out!! We went there for the demolition Derby. Just fun watching the announcers were fun too. Was really nice that they had breaks between event so we could get grab drinks and snacks and not miss anything. And the view from the top of the stands is awesome.. Makes you want to put together a beater... More 

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Lockport, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We are Season Pass holders for the Demolition Derbies & wouldn't have it any other way. It's a family outing 3 generations & counting. Monster trucks thrilled everyone & marked our 3 year old Grandson's 1st Monster Truck Rally. He loved every moment of this outing. Recommend for almost any age, u might want the bring ear protection for the... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I did not see a race here, I was in Joliet for a day for genealogy and decided to stop her for photography. The track makes for good photography and has a great location right across the street from the Chicagoland Speedway.

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Long Beach, California, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

love the facilities here, the staff is extraordinary and it's great to get in and out of (a welcome change). nothing like watching drag racing at a modern facility that's fan friendly!

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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a horseshoe type of facility. Loud, smoky and hot. Perfect if you are a fan of drag racing. Bathrooms are good. Concessions are average. People are nice. A lot of vendors in the stands selling beer and water. No food. Bought my tickets ahead of time and paid $25 more for tailgate parking just so I would be... More 

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Channahon, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went to Rt 66 this past sat,for burndown at sundown, Parking was great got lucky on our spot. it was neat to walk thru the pits to the grandstand. Had great seats. The only downside was the bathrooms need attention andt the concessions are high. 4 dollars for a bottle of water

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Crete, Illinois
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I have been going to Route 66 for several years as my brother is a driver for Team Demolition Derby... what I love the most is real bathrooms, with real sinks to wash hands. Ladies, the line gets LONG in between rounds so plan accordingly. They do a good job at keeping the facility clean. Parking is free. They do... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I may be a homer, but this is my favorite track. It's a record setting track. It however is just a race track. There isn't much else around here, so it's only for race fans. If you're not used to being outside, possibly in the hot sun, and don't enjoy racing, this probably isn't for you. I love racing though... More 

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Chicago
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lots of fun, you can tailgate before the races. Sad thing is Demo Derby is only the last Saturday of each month. Last race is in September. Lots of action seeing the cars smash into each other.

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