Quality Inn & Suites South
135 S. Larkin Ave.
Joliet, IL 60436-1245
Phone: (815) 744-1770
Fax: (815) 280-7949
Arts & Museums
This historical house that was erected way back in 1882 is now the P. Seth Magosky Museum of Victorian Life & Joliet History. This museum conserves and displays collection pertaining to the Victorian era and historical heritage of Joliet region. Check website for details.
Gallery 7, established in 2007 as a part of the Rialto Arts District, is a fine art gallery located in the heart of downtown Joliet and features the work of nine local artists.
Established to preserve the ethnic Slovenian heritage and honor the immigrants who settled the area.
Featuring changing exhibits focusing on Illinois art and artists.
An American artisian gallery featuring hand-blown glass, functional and decorative pottery, designer jewelry, and fiber art.
Oldest limestone church in Northern Illinois. Featuring special exhibits, ball rental, and the history of Dellwood Park.
Isle a la Cache Museum is a local museum that gives an insight into the trading customs and traditions of the bygone era. Period costumes, mock trading for children where they can actually experience barter system and much more awaits you here. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Built in 1861, the Lemont Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic landmark on Lemont Street in Lemont, Illinois. It holds significance by being a community activities center, and was also used as a recruiting depot during World War I. The architecture of the building finds inspiration in that of New England Churches replete with a bell tower and spire. It was listed on the National Register in 1986.
A 12 acre (4.85 hectares) outdoor history museum in Naperville, Illinois, The Naper Settlement consists of 30 historical buildings and structures, including the Martin Mitchell Mansion, a 12 room house and a schoolhouse. What sets this place apart from other museums is the highly interactive participation here, as guides are dressed in period costumes, even adopting the accents of those times, making the experience a lot more realistic. There are also frequent re-enactments of historical events and battles and other themes like Haunted Nights. The place is a delight for kids, who get to learn while having fun.
The DuPage Children's Museum uses play to stimulate interest among children in maths, science and the arts. The museum offers creative programs for schools, parents and teachers. Children have access to the exhibits and can play games. Adults and parents can use the library for reading and study material and books on child rearing and positive parenting. Explore their store to buy educational gifts and toys.
The area's rich heritage is celebrated at this museum that is operated by the historical society and contains numerous historic displays including antique furnishings, exhibits on famous people in the area, and exhibits on past ways of life.
Located in a historic 1894 fire station, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves and promotes the history of fire departments in the city. Artifacts and memorabilia are on display, as well as interactive exhibits that educate and entertain children and adults alike. They also organize workshops in fire safety and prevention. The museum is open for walk-in visitors from Thursdays to Saturdays between 1:00p to 4:00p.