Romeoville, Lockport, Morris, Marseilles, and Ottawa Receive Grants

03/13/2023 by  
Romeoville & Lockport were recently selected to receive Energy Transition Community Grants from DCEO. These grants are an initiative under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that provides funding for communities that have been impacted by fossil fuel plant or coal...READ MORE

Save the Date for National Road Trip Day in Pontiac!

03/13/2023 by  
Congratulations to Pontiac for being chosen as the official destination of National Road Trip Day 2023. Mark your calendar for Friday, May 26th and get planning! The Friday before Memorial Day is declared National Road Trip Day and serves as the official kickoff of t...READ MORE

Old Joliet Prison Tours

03/04/2023 by  
Tours at the Old Joliet Prison are OPEN for the season! Built in the 1850's with Joliet limestone, the Prison house infamous criminals both in real life and in movies/TV. Take one of their sheduled tours, or opt for a self-guided tour where you can walk arou...READ MORE

Train to Headline Friday Night of the Taste of Joliet

02/15/2023 by  
The Joliet Park District just announced that the 5-time platinum band Train is coming to the Taste of Joliet on June 23rd, 2023! The San Francisco pop rock band found mainstream success with their debut album Train in 1998. Their 2001 al...READ MORE

Patti LaBelle is coming to Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre!

02/11/2023 by  
The Rialto Square Theatre just announced that the legendary Patti LaBelle is coming to Joliet on May 19th, 2023! Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird...READ MORE

Joliet, IL listed among 15 safest cities in the U.S.

02/08/2023 by  
Finance site MoneyGeek published a ranking of the 15 safest cities in America recently, and Joliet made the list at #8! Joliet, the seat of Will County, is full of history, culture, shopping and great sporting activities. Start exploring with a visit to the Joliet Ar...READ MORE

Starved Rock Lodge, Jacob Henry Mansion, & The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens named The Knot Best of Weddings 2023!

02/07/2023 by  
Congratulations to Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, & The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens for being selected as 2023 ­­winners of The Knot Best of Weddings! To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed millions of ...READ MORE

Gigantar Sculpture Headed to Joliet

01/12/2023 by  
The Illinois Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 is about to get a gigantic delivery! As part of the $1.5 million IL DCEO Route 66 Grant that Heritage Corridor Destinations was awarded last year, a giant guitar sculpture was commissioned from the artist Shannon MacDonald. Th...READ MORE

Find the Perfect Holiday Market for Your Shopping!

11/15/2022 by  
There are countless holiday markets happening around the Heritage Corridor this winter season. From Christkindl to Chris Kringle to Christmas Market, you'll find the perfect place to shop and celebrate the season. Ottawa, IL - Chris Kringle Market Dates: November 2...READ MORE

Joliet Taco Trail

Joliet Taco Trail Passport Challenge Launches Today

11/04/2022 by  
Joliet, IL – The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Joliet City Center Partnership have launched the Joliet Taco Trail, a passport check-in program that challenges users to visit eight local taquerias and discover why Joliet is famous for its auth...READ MORE

Heritage Corridor is the Future of Travel

05/03/2022 by  
This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength and promising future of the U.S. travel and tourism industry.   The 39th annual NTTW, taking place May 1-7, recognizes the Future of Travel and the cr...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: February 20 - February 26, 2022

02/19/2022 by  
This Week's New Beer Releases! Don't forget to get your 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Passport New Releases - Hot Spot Drops Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up here. Sunday, February 20 ...READ MORE

Weekly Beer Releases

Beer Releases: February 13 - February 19, 2022

02/18/2022 by  
  Welcome Back to New Beer Releases! Don't forget to get your 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Passport New Releases - Hot Spot Drops Want to get these updates in your email?  Sign up here. Thursday, February 17 ...READ MORE

Get Your 2022 Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Passport

02/16/2022 by  
The 2022 Ale Trail Passport is live! Download the Heritage Corridor app on your phone or tablet to get started.         Once you've downloaded the app, select Passports, and on the next screen, tap the Heritage Corridor Ale Trail passport. Yo...READ MORE

Starved Rock Country Welcome Center & Illinois Made Gift Shoppe

01/18/2022 by  
    Featuring gifts from Illinois artisans, makers and attractions. 248 W. Canal Street, North Utica, IL   Hours Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Featuring items from makers in...READ MORE

Plan Your Visit with the Heritage Corridor Widget

01/10/2022 by  
Planning the perfect day in the Heritage Corridor just got much easier!     We're excited to unveil the Heritage Corridor Widget on our site with integrated mobile apps, an interactive way to map out everything you don't want to miss in the Her...READ MORE

Scenes from the Corridor