Wishing Well Motel

Joliet Rd (Rte 66) and Wolf Rd


Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2016




This motel, built in 1941, has been welcoming travelers from all walks of life. The Wishing Well Motel was a favorite retreat away from the busy crowds of Chicago. People like Guy Lombardo, Tex Beneke and the musical group Chicago have stopped for a quiet night while traveling the road.

Unfortunately, the Wishing Well Motel is now closed. Thanks to the diligent work of our Preservation Committee however, we have acquired the original well and sign to be installed at the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museuem.

Source: Illinois Rte 66 Assoc.

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2016: Added by Steve Conro