Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, Joliet

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The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Joliet Iron Works Historic Site provides a parking area, shelter (with electricity), latrine, water fountain, and access to the 10.81-mile, paved/limestone I&M Canal Trail/Centennial Trail. The site protects foundations of blast furnaces and other structures from a dismantled iron manufacturing facility that operated from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. A 0.59-mile trail offers self-guided interpretive tours of the site's historical significance. Open 8 a.m.-sunset.
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  • October 5, 2017
    It's a nice area to walk around and explore and read up on some of the history of the area. They could even have more info stops. The park is decently maintained and the parking area is decent.  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    Nice large grounds and park, It's well kept and there's plenty of history too to read about and stroll the grounds and park.  more »
  • June 3, 2017
    Perfect place to take a walk with some friends on a nice day. With parking and entrance free, you can't go wrong. The hike isn't very long, so take your time looking. Make sure it wear good walking sh...  more »
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  • May 5, 2017
    Beautiful grounds but in the middle of nowhere. If I were a woman I wouldn't go alone. No one will here you scream.
  • March 31, 2017
    Really neat place to explore some local history. The remnants of all the old buildings are still there and there's a bunch of placards with some cool facts. Also is a great place to take photographs, especially if you're looking for an abandoned/desolate feel. It is almost in the middle of downtown Joliet so there's plenty of places to stop and eat or get a drink nearby.
  • March 15, 2017
    Fun place to visit and photograph. Plenty of free parking, restrooms in the summer months. See it all in a couple of hours, or spend time to explore and spend the day. Caverns, tunnels, ruins, ramps, arches and more.
  • April 12, 2017
    Very Interesting. Great historical site. Well explained sites.
  • January 1, 2017
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