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Route 66 Raceway

500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
888-629-7223
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Joliet
Type: Race Car Tracks
Traveler Description: Route 66 Raceway opened in 1997 and is a 1/4-mile NHRA-licensed drag strip which boasts 30,000 stadium-style seats in its U-shaped grandstand, as... more »
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Traverse City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Algona, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

HWY 53 from Bolingbrook provided a slower commute to the racetrack rather than taking the interstate.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We go every year to see the drag races but last year was just a major disappointment when it comes to interactions with staff and not being able to bring in sunscreen, water, or even the spritzer fans my family bought right at the entrance. Nothing like spending $40 at the entrance on fans only to be told turn around... More

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Gridley, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We usually make an annual trip the Speedway to watch the NHRA top fuel races. I have not been there for the NASCAR race, so I'm commenting solely on the strip facility. Getting to the track is easy as is the parking. We usually head up early and tailgate with tent, grill, and coolers. It's a great time. As for... More

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