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.

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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Rich & Creamy in Joliet, Illinois is a small ice cream shop with big ties to Route 66. Stop for a scoop of ice cream, milkshake, or sundae and then explore the Joliet Route 66 park. See Blues Brothers statues on the roof. Add this to your travel itinerary.  #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #IllinoisRoute66 #Illinois #IllinoisRoadTrip #IllinoisRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip #IceCream

VAL BROMANN

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!