Things To Do In Joliet

"Elvis Lives!" at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, February 21, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Elvis Lives!

Rialto Square Theatre

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Trio of Elvises each represent a different chapter of the King’s career in a show endorsed by Elvis Presley enterprises

$62.50 $37.50

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$259 $129

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

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$17 to See AMSOIL Championship Snocross at Route 66 Raceway on Friday, February 20, at 6 p.m. ($25 Value)

AMSOIL Championship Snocross

Route 66 Raceway

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All-day racing event features high-performance snowmobiles navigating an unforgiving track; fans enjoy autograph sessions and fireworks

$25 $17

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Low-Impact Open-Play Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 74% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new low-impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

$95 $25

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$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

$90 $41

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Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance! at Rialto Square Theatre on April 21 (Up to 46% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!" at Rialto Square Theatre

Rialto Square Theatre

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Fuzzy friends—including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie—lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$22.15 $12

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Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$12 $6

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Haunted-House Admission and Mini Golf for Two or Four at Haunted Trails Family Amusement Parks (Up to 52% Off)

Haunted Trails Family Amusement Parks

Multiple Locations

Amusement park’s haunted house has frightening two-story maze; visitors can play Halloween-themed mini golf or laser tag at Joliet location

$37 $18

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Cirque Italia at Southlake Mall or Louis Joliet Mall on October 24–November 2 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Multiple Locations

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$37 $22

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness

Joliet

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

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Martial-Arts Class Package or Ultimate Fitness Kickboxing Class Package at TM Martial Arts (Up to 84% Off)

TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

$81.85 $16

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Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

$180 $49

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Amid the echoes of squealing tires and humming engines, the grandstands barely have a moment to enjoy any silence. That's because the facility plays host to big ticket racing events such as O?Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Hollywood Casino Joliet Route 66 Classic, Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series, and the annual Swap Meet. At the Dirt Oval, fans can satisfy their auto-crunching desires with events such as Monster Truck Mayhem and Team Demolition Derby.

Not limited to spectator races, Route 66 Raceway puts fans' racing pedal to the metal at over 40 drag strip events. Test & Tune events allow thrill seekers to burn a little rubber by racing their own vehicles, while Friday Nights at 66 have trained staff teach prospective dragsters the ropes of racing.

3200 S Chicago St.
Joliet,
IL
US

Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier?dubbed The Duchess?illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.

102 North Chicago Street
Joliet,
IL
US

In this professionally mentored Teen Driving Academy, developing drivers perform four drills reproducing common road issues, learn the finer points of vehicular dynamics, and study strategies for avoiding problems caused by other drivers. After an 8 a.m. breakfast and classroom time, students pile into the nine Autobahn-provided Mazdas, where they safely practice reflex-testing accident avoidance, wet-weather ABS usage, slalom drills, skid-control exercises, and proper hanging of fuzzy dice in an ornately wheeled, horseless training buggy. Lunch is also included, followed by a second classroom segment and more drills. Beyond highway-hugging safety, teens will also learn the basics of auto maintenance.

3795 Centerpoint Way
Joliet,
IL
US

Employing a battalion of teachers and other educators, Arrowhead Tutors pairs each student with a thoroughly screened expert to aid them in understanding any subject. The staff at Arrowhead Tutors is ready to coach students on an array of subjects, including foreign languages ($40/hour) and full 12-hour ACT prep packages (a $700 value). Students from kindergarten to twelfth grade can also opt for a Try Us package, linking up with a tutor at the cheerful facility before spending three hours immersed in untangling anything from Hamlet to the advanced ciphers used to communicate across playgrounds. In addition to the personal attention, tutees receive an assessment test based on Illinois State standards: 20–30 questions either centered on a single subject or focused comprehensively on grade-level-relevant material. Taking about an hour to complete, the assessment test both illuminates problem areas and sharpens each student’s ability to use No. 2 pencils as makeshift chopsticks.

220 N Larkin Ave
Joliet,
IL
US

McBrody's eclectic chefs inscribe menu pages with scrumptious tales of pub cuisine. Appetizers plunge french bread into creamy spinach artichoke dip and lasso herds of spicy buffalo shrimp from the seaweed plains of Atlantis. During the main course, bread embraces tender steak sandwiches or flaky grouper Reubens, while patty melts are held together, like most modern skyscrapers, with gooey cheese. Bacardi cocktails are on hand to lighten eating spirits, while buckets of domestic beer offer an effervescent alternative to celebratory douses in Gatorade.

73 W Jefferson St
Joliet,
IL
US

A driver curls his fingers around the steering wheel, takes a deep breath, and places his foot onto the peddle, bringing a mechanical beast to life. The screech of burning rubber, roar of an 500-horsepower engine, and the silent rush of adrenaline block out the rest of the world, allowing the driver to focus entirely on the run. As he battles the g-force, the realization hits that he has just achieved a lifelong dream: He is a drag racer.

Doug Foley first noticed the lack of a comprehensive drag-racing training center in 1997, and he took it upon himself to fill the void. Along with a team of instructors, Foley lets novices ride shotgun or drive themselves to taste drag racing for the first time. Once the new racers are hooked, a lineup of beginner to advanced classes licenses students for everything from junior dragsters, to door cars and A-fueled dragsters. Through these efforts, Foley and his team ready drivers to compete in professional races and fulfill a dream.

500 Speedway Boulevard
Elwood,
IL
US