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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Route 66 Park

Joliet 66 Roadsice Attraction

 
 
Route 66 Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Route 66 Park Marker
Inscription.  Stop by to grab an ice cream treat and stroll through the park for many great photo opportunities. The Rich and Creamy Ice Cream stand is the highlight of Route 66 Park, having served travelers for years. Be sure to look up and see Jake & Elwood Blues dancing on the roof top! As you walk Through the park see the giant Joliet Kicks on Route 66 sign and overlook to the historic Joliet Prison featured in "The Blues Brothers." There are also information kiosks on all the great attractions in Joliet.

To find out all the ways to Get Your Kicks in Joliet, visit www.jolietkicks.com or call 1-877-4-JOLIET.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions 🛣️, and the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series lists.
 
Location. 41° 32.489′ N, 88° 5.101′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Broadway Street (Illinois Route 53) north of Moran
Route 66 Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Route 66 Park Marker
A view of both the marker and Rich & Creamy Restaurant (note the Blues Brothers statues on top of the place).
Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at Route 66 Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 920 N Broadway St, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Language Barriers (approx. 0.3 miles away); What's Cooking? (approx. 0.3 miles away); High Risks & Hard Work (approx. 0.3 miles away); Men of Steel (approx. 0.3 miles away); After the Whistle Blows (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forging a City of Steel (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Kiser, Iron Works laborer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Dairy Queen Store (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
More about this marker. Marker has limited historical information but is part of the Route 66 series (see above).
 
Also see . . .  Joliet Kicks. Tourism website for the City of Joliet (mentioned on the marker). Contains information about Route 66 attractions, the museum, prison, and many others. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Route 66 Park image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
3. Route 66 Park
Park contains four interpretive signs (no historical context; just Route 66 tourist information and local attractions).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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