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Joliet Prison

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1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432-1266
+1 815-727-6141
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LOOKING FOR JAKE AND ELWOOD

This was a must see if you ever saw The Blues Brothers film. We were surprised we could drive right... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JMoore55
Had to see the prison

I love the Blues Brothers and was a big fan of prison break. It was cool to see the prison and... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
David R
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Monroe, Michigan
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1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432-1266
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a must see if you ever saw The Blues Brothers film. We were surprised we could drive right up to the prison. The initial guard gate was open. Two of us jumped out to take pictures. The guard came out of the prison...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

I love the Blues Brothers and was a big fan of prison break. It was cool to see the prison and drive around fortunately I was on the outside as I sure would not want to be on the inside

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I was thrilled to see the old Prison. I was on a mission from gad! The place is on the fringe of Joliet. You might expect a prison to be far from town and you’d be correct. It’s yet another case of Tourist Attraction gone...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We are huge prison Break fans. Stopped by on the way home from a trip, just to see it was very cool. Many story boards in parking lot from Blues Brother movie and Prison Break. Would have been awesome to see inside the prison, grass...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

If you are a Blues Brothers fan, as I've been since the movie came out, then you know the opening scenes were shot at the old Illinois Correctional facility in Joliet. There's not much to see, but you can easily find the entrance were Jake...More

1  Thank Denny S
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Unfortunately you can only see a small portion of the prison complex form a parking lot with some rather worn-out informational signs. No interior tour. Can’t recommend a special trip just to see the prison, but absolutely should stop-by if you’re in the area for...More

Thank kumack
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I really enjoyed seeing the prison and the short walking tour was good, really wish there was more. But did enjoy what was there.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Stopped as we were staying the night in Joliet. The only area available for access is the parking lot. There are quite a few informational signs to read which was nice. I wish there were tours as there is so much history here. Right now...More

Thank lso275
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Went here on my birthday weekend, love walking around and taking pictures. Just wish there was a tour we could’ve done to see the inside. There are plaques outside in the parking lot showing what movies/shows were filmed there. Prison break being one of them!

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This stop was on our 'To Do' list for our Rte 66 trip. If those walls could talk, was on my mind as we drove around the building. It is formidable in many ways. A monument in American history, documented in numerous movies, but most...More

Thank Larry C
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Mario D
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
1 h 9 min (35.2 mi) Take bus 124 from Madison & LaSalle at 5:05pmGet Directions » 1 h 15 min (35.3 mi) Take bus 28 from Adams & Clark at 5:04pm 1 h 12 min (35 mi) Take bus 151 from Adams & Clark at 5:07pm Check these out for... More
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Dora C
February 2, 2018|
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Response from slowride83 | Reviewed this property |
At this time there are no tours, There are talks that in the future after a lot of required clean up and safety maintenance that a small bus type vehicle may take visitors on a tour in side the walls. As of now Evil... More
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