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“Small town museum with great appeal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet Area Historical Museum
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Joliet
Certificate of Excellence
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Joliet, Illinois
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142 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Small town museum with great appeal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum shows you the open room of the famous historic Route 66. You can view some tv recordings on small sets, have a drink and sit in some old cars restored for this museum. It doesn't take very long, but is colorful and timely. Then you can visit the much more extensive Joliet area museum, full of history and visuals. Nice gift shop and amenities. Friendly staff.

Visited December 2012
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Turnhout, Belgium
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good stop on 66!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Really fun route 66 exhibition with some fun photo ops! The gift shop had some fun things and we decided to leave a little of our hard earned money here.

Visited September 2013
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Route 66 must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Travelled Route 66 in August 2013- stopped here and found all staff very helpful and proud of what they do.
Lovely gift shop, and information centre. Unfortunately didn't have time to go through museum but will make sure we stop next time on the route.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Stuieod
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Clifton Park, New York
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387 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“This is the pride of a great city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

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!!!

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank John I
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Immaculate museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Visited here after old Joliet prison. The people of Joliet are very proud and this place is very well cared for. There is a nice Route 66 area too

Visited June 2013
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