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Address: 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432
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+1 815-727-6141

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The Blues Brothers and Prison Break prison

Of course the reason we visited this place (and Joliet) was the Blues Brothers and Prison Break. The prison buildings are quite impressive but unfortunately seems to be abandoned... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan R
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scary Haunted Prison. Sounds awesome and scary all at the same time right. It is. If u love to be scared out of your wits, visit this scary Haunted Prison on Joliet's lower East side. It has been inhabited by many crazy and homicidal lunatics and former residences of this medium sized half city half suburb, crazy little town. If... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course the reason we visited this place (and Joliet) was the Blues Brothers and Prison Break. The prison buildings are quite impressive but unfortunately seems to be abandoned and deteriorating. That's really a shame. There are some information signboards telling about the prison, Route 66 and Joliet. This would be really cool as a museum.

1 Thank Jan R
Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This place is awesome. Very safe. My family got to walk around the entire place. There are signs warning you not to trespass but you can entire almost anywhere. We respected the signs but observed several kids leaving the property who were more than likely vandalizing it. It is a real shame there is no effort to preserve this place.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Was in the area and had to drive by and take a selfie in front of the the Joliet Prison from Blues Brothers movie fame. it is in ruins and fenced in but worth the short drive from downtown Joliet to see. What amazes me is how close this prison was to downtown.

1 Thank Traveler54258
Norridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The first stop on our Route 66 tour on Sept. 8th was Joliet Prison. As it is closed to the public, myself and about 34 others walked around the outside. Placards in the parking lot provide information regarding the connection of this old prison and Route 66. The Blues Brothers as well as other movies were filmed at this site.... More 

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South West England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Had to do it just for Blues Brothers and Prison Break, though was very disappointed that you can't go in it and also the state of the outside. But, at least I can say 'been there and done that. If you like either of the two shows above, and you are passing close by, then you need to do this.... More 

1 Thank SHBanwell
Kokomo, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

It was fun to park where Elwood waited for Jack at the beginning of The Blues Brothers. It is worth the short detour off I-80. It would be nice if it was touristy like Alcatraz, but all you can really do is drive by and read a few info signs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is an amazing place to go different places to see each time easy ways to get in park in front and just through the fence. To those who are risk takers the roof is great for a nice sun set ho through the addict to the yard u have to cross the roof and go down latters so... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

It's easily accessible - right on the main drag through Lockport. It has tremendous local and regional history. The state seems to have left it to suffer the effects of a lack of maintenance and upkeep (especially the vegetation). It's a nice visit.

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

drive to the back of the prison - there's a road that leads to the back to train tracks guess for shipping prisoners. we stopped took pics and got a few surprise pictures too like most of the other reviews you walk the front area read panels which I was glad to see since there wasn't much else to see... More 

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