10 Things to Do in Shorewood That You Shouldn't Miss

August 25, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Shorewood is a village in Troy Township, Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,686 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 15,615 as of 2010.
Restaurants in Shorewood

1. Rialto Square Theatre

15 E Van Buren St, Joliet, IL 60432-4211 +1 815-726-7171
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Rialto Square Theatre

Reviewed By Lor018 - Morris, Illinois

Went to a couple of concerts in Feb. The Rialto remains a great place to attend a concert or probably anything. Beautiful setting, the performers express their high regards to the venue every time. It is good to see the recent good shows being scheduled here lately. We had a long drought there for awhile. Keep the good shows coming and people will attend. Everybody working there is friendly and helpful. Never a bad experience here.

2. Tailwinds Distilling Company

14912 S Eastern Ave, Unit 103, Plainfield, IL 60544-3193
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Tailwinds Distilling Company

Family owned and operated Micro-Distillery that specializes in American made Agave Spirits (Tequila) and Premium Rum Spirits. Open for group guided tour and special events. The 5000sq. ft. distillery also has an onsite tasting bar fabricated from an airplane wing! The distillery and bar provide a great place to unwind on the weekends with its island vibe.

Reviewed By Usamargaritavile

I like good tequila and crafted cocktails.

Four of us had two different drinks each. My mojito was not good, friends margarita was not good.

The sweeter chocolate drinks were ok, I did like the old fashioned that was very strong.

Tequila has a unique taste not like typical tequila.

3. Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm

4853 US Highway 52, Minooka, IL 60447-9670 +1 815-475-7373
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm

Reviewed By RosieChi - Chicago, IL

My husband and I went here on a little date night. We got the package that includes the hayride, flashlight maze, and haunted corn maze. The line for the haunted corn maze was long, we waited about an hour. It was fun, worth the wait. Overall we had a great time, glad we went. I'd like to go back during the day as well.

4. Harrah's Joliet Casino

151 N Joliet St, Joliet, IL 60432-4018 +1 815-740-7800
Excellent
45%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 749 reviews

Harrah's Joliet Casino

In the heart of historic downtown Joliet, Harrah's Casino offers food and fun in the Chicagoland area! We have all your favorite Slot Machines and Table Games in an exciting yet relaxing atmosphere!

Reviewed By imnotthere1121 - Chicago, Illinois

Use to come here very frequently (twice a week) but have since stopped going when they are giving $5 comps and Hollywood is giving me $20. This really use to be my go to place, and I used to have really high regard for Harrahs....MoreThanks for the review. We have been adding new machines to the floor over the last few months and continue to plan to add more. We hope you find our selection better!

5. Mistwood Golf Club

1700 Renwick Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446-5256 +1 815-254-3333
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Mistwood Golf Club

Reviewed By Jim T - Lemont, Illinois

Was just passing by and noticed the big shiny new restaurant has opened. My wife and I were very pleased with the ambiance and food. They are also planning on having outdoor concerts weekly over the summer months on their outdoor patio. Should make for some fun nights!

6. Joliet Area Historical Museum

204 N Ottawa St, Joliet, IL 60432-4007 +1 815-723-5201
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Reviewed By NannyKate29 - Temora, Australia

Love this little museum. Very friendly volunteers who are keen to tell you whatever you want to know. Easy to get around. Price is great value

7. Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

17250 Weber Rd, Lockport, IL 60441-6525 +1 800-304-3276
Excellent
23%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 13 reviews

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Reviewed By alyssaria - San Francisco, California

Super tacky of them to have up an offensive and derogatory political sign in the middle of their establishment. After I went there and saw that I took my business elsewhere. Not professional at all. It's too bad a quality haunted house shares the property with them.

8. Chicagoland Speedway

500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433-9643 +1 815-722-5500
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Chicagoland Speedway

Reviewed By Edward H - Chicago, Illinois

Another enjoyable Nascar race at Chicagoland Speedway(Rt. 66 Raceway) The weather was beautiful for the First chase race in 2017. Had the best seat in the house. Sat on the pit wall right next to the pace car. See pic of Skittles car(Kyle Busch) #18
In the end pit.

Too much fun!

9. Channahon Lanes

25306 W Eames St, Channahon, IL 60410-5053 +1 815-467-2026
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Channahon Lanes

Located in the heart of the I & M Canal, Channahon Lanes is a family-owned bowling center featuring 16 lanes, 18 hole mini-golf course, full service bar, snacks, gaming, pool tables, and an arcade. Channahon Lanes offers league bowling as well as open play including Glow Bowl “Rock It Bowl” every Saturday from 8pm-Close. Ask about their party packages and make sure to check out their daily membership specials

Reviewed By kasejason - Chicago, Illinois

This review is of the mini-golf course at Channahon Lanes and not the bowling alley itself.

The mini-golf course at Channahon Lanes offers quite a challenge and is very fun in its current state. The course was first opened to the public about two weeks ago, and I have had the pleasure of playing two rounds since it opened. Even though I just played it this afternoon, I would be happy to go back tomorrow and try another round.

This course does not feature a lot of gimmicks or silly characters, but it does have a multitude of subtle hills and well-placed walls/ rocks. In two complete rounds with a total of 9 people, there were only 2 holes - in - one. I would consider myself and my playing partners to be average to slightly above average mini-golfers, and the lack of holes-in-one is part of what has me wanting more. There are very few very easy holes, and only one where a bit of luck is needed (this also happens to be one of my favorite holes, where you have to putt the ball into water rapids before it is deposited onto the green near the hole). Because the felt is brand new, it is not easy to discern all of the hills, and the ball will often move slightly in ways that aren't expected. This could be frustrating to some, but it is possible to see the hills if you really search for them, giving an advantage to a more astute player.

Being a new course, there are a few issues for the establishment to hammer out. One of the larger of these is a lack of shade. If you play during the day, there is nowhere to get out of the sun. The course is also a bit unfinished at the moment in terms of decoration and facilities. There is an annex that is being built onto the bowling alley that will house the mini-golf operations. It is incomplete at the moment and sales are handled at a table outside the bowling alley. Some of the landscaping is also still incomplete, but this does not affect the game play at all.

There is one component of the course that I especially dislike, and that is the placement of flags in each of the holes. I find that the flags impede the path of the ball and make the putting more difficult. My friends and I have taken to removing the flags while we make our short puts, and we then replace them at the completion of the hole. This adequately addresses the issue, but it does make for somewhat cumbersome play. As a final, but minor, criticism, there is no opportunity to win a free game at the end of the round. You just play all 18 holes and then turn in your equipment. There is an offer for a replay at a cost of $5, and the original round cost is $8 per adult (payment can be made in cash or credit).

Despite the shortcomings, this is still an enjoyable place to play mini-golf. It should only get better with time as the bowling alley has a chance to complete the project. If you go during the day, make sure to bring sunscreen.

10. Statesville Haunted PrisonR

17250 Weber Rd, Lockport, IL 60441-6525 +1 815-741-2693
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Statesville Haunted PrisonR

The Prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this Maximum Security Prison and our Warden has opened the gates for visitors. After the prisoners have processed “The Meat/Visitors”, you will be forced to find your way through 23 maximum security cells and come eye to eye with over 100 criminals that were too evil to die. Statesville Haunted Prison®. No one escapes

Reviewed By winks1996 - Danville, Illinois

Statesville Haunted Prison was scary as could be. They paid attention to details and was really a cool deal.. We also done the zombie paintball. It was as bad as the prison was good. Skip the paintball!!! I would definitely recommend the VIP tickets. We went on a Thursday night and it was jumping!

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