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Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, Joliet

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful historic site and park. Right by the river. It's a well-kept park with lots of information about the historic Iron Works that was here. 
  • This is a great park for a walk, run or bike ride, but it is also great to learn about the history of the iron processing and steel mills that once stood here. There are several plaques explaining the...  read more »
  • I went with my dog. It was very interesting. It was great the way they have plaques to tell you what used to go on all along the path. The walking path is paved and there is also a bike path that goes...  read more »
  • They need to rebuild some of the ruins. Most of it is rubble and not very enjoyable or interesting to look at.
  • Informative interpretive trail and cool industrial ruins.
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