Things to Do in Joliet, IL

Our list of the best things to do in Joliet, Illinois, features the top 294 nearby activities — including 119 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

Joliet, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Amusement, and Sports & Fitness.

The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Joliet, IL , followed by 270 popular activities in nearby cities, including Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton, Tinley Park, Plainfield, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Woodridge, Lockport, Orland Park, Bolingbrook, Oswego, Oak Lawn, Romeoville, Oak Brook, Lombard, Lisle, Yorkville, West Chicago, Batavia, Elmhurst, Bourbonnais and Oak Forest

Joliet, IL

Highlights
  • Race Tracks - 3 Activities
  • Theaters - 2 Activities
  • Parks - 2 Activities
  • Hiking Trails - 1 Activity

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Rialto Square Theatre
1
0.1 Miles

Rialto Square Theatre

15 E. Van Buren Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Theaters
Opened for public tours and for different private meetings, the Rialto Square Theatre is the guest of well known musicians, such as Weird Al Yankovic, stand-up comedians and musical plays. It is one of the 150 great places in Illinois according to the American Institute of Architects.

Rating

96% 166 Votes Submit a Review
Chicagoland Speedway
2
3.7 Miles

Chicagoland Speedway

500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
Race Tracks
Chicagoland Speedway is a 1 ½ miles motorsport racetrack, hosting annually the NASCAR series. It has a capacity of 75,000 seats, and it can accommodate in its infield 626 RVs.

Rating

78% 126 Votes Submit a Review
Route 66 Raceway
3
2.1 Miles

Route 66 Raceway

500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
Race Tracks
Route 66 Raceway is a tribute to the legendary Route 66. This is a ¼ mile drag race strip and a ½ mile dirt oval, with 30,000 sits positioned on the U shaped grandstand.

Rating

91% 56 Votes Submit a Review
Joliet Area Historical Museum
4
0.2 Miles

Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
History Museums
The Joliet Area Historical Museum is meant to show the heritage of this city. Besides the galleries in which the visitor is introduced to local history, in here can also be found a Lunar Lander Simulator, life size models and interactive temporary exhibits.

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Harrah's Joliet Casino
5
0.2 Miles

Harrah's Joliet Casino

151 North Joliet Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Casinos
Harrah's Joliet Casino is an award winning entertainment destination in the heart of the Midwest. Enjoy over 1,100 slot machines, video poker, and all of the table games you would find in Vegas.

Rating

70% 583 Votes Submit a Review
Richard Petty Driving Experience
6
2.0 Miles

Richard Petty Driving Experience

500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
Race Car Driving
Richard Petty driving is an experience in itself. It has a great lap riding facilities and some decent rides. The events are well organized. There is enough space for spectators. Waters and souvenirs are available.

Rating

100% 10 Votes Submit a Review
Silver Cross Field
7
0.2 Miles

Silver Cross Field

1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet, IL 50432
Baseball Fields
Silver Cross Field, home to the Joliet Slammers, is more than a clean, affordable park to enjoy a game with the family. The park features picnic patios, movie night specials, and year-round event accommodations.

Rating

86% 43 Votes Submit a Review
Hollywood Casino Joliet
8
4.5 Miles

Hollywood Casino Joliet

777 Hollywood Blvd, Joliet, IL 60436
Hotels
At Hollywood Casino Juliet can be found, besides the slot machines and gambling games, restaurants, a hotel and an RV resort, and plenty of music bands known nationwide.

Rating

60% 158 Votes Submit a Review
Chicago Street Pinball Arcade
9
0.2 Miles

Chicago Street Pinball Arcade

215 N Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Arcades
An old-fashioned arcade devoted to preserving and celebrating the game of pinball, the Chicago Street Pinball Arcade features a wide array of pinball and classic arcade machines. Visitors can also reserve the venue for parties.

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Pilcher Park Nature Center
10
3.8 Miles

Pilcher Park Nature Center

3000 W Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60435
Visitor Centers
Pilcher Park Nature Center is over 640 acres of land that includes playgrounds, picnic grounds, hiking trails, bicycle trails and cross country ski trails. Visitors can also attend classes to learn about things like wildflowers, horticulture and birding.

Rating

100% 8 Votes Submit a Review

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