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Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, Joliet

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Historic Walking Area
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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TripAdvisor
  • When you see the decline of the steel industry in South Chicago and the Gary, Indiana, area, it is easy to overlook the fact that the second largest steel mill in the United States once thrived in Jol...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
Google
  • 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.