The Chicago Casual Traveler: Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet, IL (Will County)

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    Destination of the Day: Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet, IL (Will County)
    This smaller museum is perfect if you are in the Joliet area and need to find something to do with out-of-town guests (especially if they have younger children). While it is small, its exhibits are professionally designed to standards similar to other major history museums. Upcoming events include the Craft & Import Beer Tasting on Thursday, 28 April, from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. The event includes enjoying samples of hand-crafted beer, appetizer buffet, museum tours, and an optional discussion on the history of beer brewing in the Joliet area.
    Address:
    Joliet Area Historical Museum
    204 North Ottawa Street
    Joliet, IL 60432-4007
    (815) 723-5201
    Getting There:
    Public Transit (always confirm schedules)-
    -Take METRA Rock Island (Joliet) Line to Joliet Station.
    -At North Scott Street, walk three blocks north.
    -At East Cass Street, walk two blocks west.
    -At North Ottawa Street, walk 0.5 blocks north to the museum.
    Auto (always confirm route)-
    -Take I-55 to the Plainfield Road/South Lincoln Highway/Route 30 exit (Exit 257).
    -Continue southeast on Plainfield Road.
    -At North Center Street, turn north.
    -At Bridge Street (turns into West Jackson Street), turn east.
    -At North Ottawa Street, turn south and continue to the museum.

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