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

Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois is a small ice cream shop with big ties to Route 66.

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

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.

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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.

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

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 close 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, admire the Blues Brothers statues on the roof, then explore the rest of Joliet Route 66 Park, which is home to interpretive displays and a giant Route 66 shield. (And then head across the street to see Dick’s on 66.)

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

Rich & Creamy Ice Cream Shop

Address: 920 N Broadway St, Joliet, IL 60435
Cost: Free to see, ice cream costs vary
Hours: Monday-Thursday, Saturday 11am-9pm; Friday 11am-4pm; Sunday 12-9pm

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.