Transportation within the city of Joliet is mostly conducted through cars. The major highways in and around the city include Interstates 55 and 80, US Highways 66, 52, 30, and 6, as well as Illinois Highway Routes 7, 53, and 59. Because of its waterways, transportation is sometimes conducted via port with boats on the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Des Plaines River. At one point the city had a railroad, but that is no longer the case.
<p>The Louis Joliet Mall is a shopping mall in the city of Joliet. The mall itself is only one level, but it is frequented by locals and tourists alike with mainstay staples such as Macy's and JCPenney. The mall has over 100 different stores with a total floor space of almost a million square feet. The mall is lined with clothing stores, jewelry stores, and restaurants. Carson Pirie Scott is the mallÕs principal department store and it is a common upscale shop in the mid-west.</p>
Rialto Square Theatre
<p>The Rialto Square Theatre is a historic theater in Joliet, Illinois that opened in the mid-1920s. The theatre itself has multiple functions, showing plays, concerts, musicals, standup comedy, and movies. It was originally designed to only show movies, but as the venue's popularity soared, it was decided that it would offer a variety of shows for patrons. In the 1970s the theatre was fully restored and today it acts mostly as a tourist attraction and a local landmark preserved by the city.</p>