Most metropolitan areas have some sort of museum or cultural focal point. I have not seen anything like this facility in my life. It is comparable to any large city attraction. The people are so sincere and so wrapped up in their heritage that it wears off on the attendee. Joliet has much civic pride and history, and it is shown in these exhibits. Plus the fact that it likes to consider itself to be the "Gateway to Route 66." This is a great presentation and and just so compeling. Loved it!!!