Rich & Creamy

Joliet, Illinois

IllinoisDiningRoadside Attraction

Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois is a small ice cream shop with big ties to Route 66. This little ice cream shop in Joliet, Illinois originally opened as Creamy Delight in the 1970s. The building itself was built in 1965 and served as an office before it became a place to get soft serve.

The design is typical of those popular in Route 66’s heyday and the building was restored to match its retro past. The white shack with turquoise accents features Blues Brothers statues of Jake and Elwood on the roof that pay homage to the characters’ ties to the adjacent Joliet Prison, a big Route 66 shield that says “Joliet Kicks on 66,” and neon lights that adorn the building, lighting them at night.

The city has owned the property since 2001 and almost demolished it due to the need for extensive repairs and a new roof and its proximity to the road. They considered rebuilding a bit further from traffic but, in the end, kept the original structure.

Stop on your Route 66 road trip for an old-fashioned ice cream cone, sundae, or milkshake, and admire the Blues Brothers statues on the roof.

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Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Ice Cream Shop

Rich & Creamy

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Address:
920 N Broadway St, Joliet, IL 60435

Hours:
11:00am-10:00pm (Monday-Saturday)
1:00pm-10:00pm (Sunday)

Cost:
$

Phone Number:
(815) 740-2899

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Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Ice Cream Shop
Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Ice Cream Shop
Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Ice Cream Shop
Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois Route 66 Ice Cream Shop

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Located in Joliet Route 66 Park. Park you car, get some ice cream, and explore the park and informational signs.

Where to Stay Near Rich & Creamy

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest with a stay one of these Route 66 hotels in Illinois

Super 8 by Wyndham Dwight

If you’re stretching your Route 66 itinerary and are looking to spend the night between Chicago and Springfield, the Super 8 by Wyndham Dwight is a solid choice. Conveniently located off I-55 and close to Historic Route 66, this newly renovated property and pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi and free breakfast just minutes from this roadside attraction.

Cindy Lyn Motel

If you’re driving Route 66 in Illinois you’ll probably be spending your first (or last) night in Chicago. But if you’re looking for something outside of the city and a little closer to this attraction, Cindy Lyn Motel is a solid choice. The Cindy Lyn Motel opened on Route 66 in 1960 and has been known as the “last motel before the city” for more than 50 years.

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