Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Will County, IL

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Will County, IL

Known for its farms, warehouse parks, state and federal nature parks, and one of the largest NASCAR racing complexes, Will County overall feels a bit more blue collar than most suburban communities.  Located south of Chicago, the county provides cheap land and decent downtown rail service.  Lacking Lake Michigan access, the county does offer nature lovers a number of state parks, many with camping, and federal prairie habitats.  If antique shopping is more your thing, downtown Wilmington has a number of small shops and Route 66 themed restaurants and bars.  For culture and history buffs, downtown Joliet has an informative history museum and Lockport’s Gaylord Building hosts the I & M Canal Welcome Center.

Go if you like:
-Hiking state and national parks
-Illinois & Michigan Canal history

Distance (Driving to Joliet):
-Milwaukee: 121 miles/1h 59m
-Davenport: 145 miles/2h 16m
-Toledo: 259 miles/3h 53m
-Indianapolis: 192 miles/3h 9m

Also serviced by:
Air (Chicago Midway International Airport, O'Hare International Airport)
Metra (multiple stations)
Amtrak (Joliet Union Station on the Texas Eagle Line and Illinois Service Line)



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