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Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

Columbia St, Joliet, Illinois 60432 USA

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“explore the ruins of a factory”

The 52-acre Joliet Iron Works Historic Site was acquired between 1991 and 1997. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres of land. Prior to the District's acquisition of the land, it was the site of an iron manufacturing facility from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Cultural resources protected at the preserve include foundations of the blast furnaces and other structures from the dismantled factory. Joliet Iron Works Historic Site features 0.59 mile of paved trail that provides a self-guided interpretive tour of the site's historical significance.

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kpossible318

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January 14, 2018
Rated 3.0

Was a cool stop. No idea what iron works was, it was informative.

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christophersantilli

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May 17, 2017
Rated 2.0

Interesting site lots of history but not in the safest neighborhood. If you are very insterested in iron works and how the process happened I would recommend it. If not then I would save the time and not go

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Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

Columbia St
Joliet, Illinois
60432 USA

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