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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
+1 815-844-4566
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DO stop at this fantastic free museum

We were travelling from Chicago to Springfield and this museum was on our to do list. It's right in... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
B1714D
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Belgrade, Serbia
Awesome place!

Pontiac is by far the best town I visited in Illinois while driving route 66. The museum is a must... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
seanhanagan
,
Sodus Point, New York
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“the mother road” (12 reviews)
“hall of fame” (15 reviews)
“school bus” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
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+1 815-844-4566
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were travelling from Chicago to Springfield and this museum was on our to do list. It's right in the middle between Illinois biggest city and its capital, so it's a great stop to rest and enjoy. The museum is set on 3 floors (not...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Pontiac is by far the best town I visited in Illinois while driving route 66. The museum is a must do! I could do without Chicago, don't waste your time there. See the real Illinois!

Thank seanhanagan
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was riding the Route 66 from Chicago to Bloomington and came across this place. There is a lot to see and read about the Route here. Glad I stopped.

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Lots to see inside and outside. The Bob Waldmire vehicles were fun too. There were multiple floors to see and it was an enjoyable stop.

Thank JohnandDeb2
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

a must for lovers of Rt. 66. the museum is full of the best memorabilia, artifacts pictures and videos. Including the world's largest painted Rt 66 mural on an outside wall. The bus that the famous Rt. 66 painter, Bob Waldmire, lived in as he...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The building it is in is historic and pretty cool. Its basically a museum complex, the entire building. Its all free and based on donations, which is worth donating to. They house the Bob Waldmire vehicle! VERY cool! If you dont know who he is,...More

2  Thank Jen B
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I can't imagine that this museum is lacking one single thing about Route 55. From napkins to posters to Bob Waldmire's caravan, they have crammed it all in. BTW, it's free! The whole town is a treat on Route 66.

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A great place to learn the history of route66 the"mother road". Free parking across street. Free admission but donations accepted. A unique learning experience

Thank Ronald P
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I did not really know the history of this until my nephew filled me in about it. I learned a lot about Route 66 and how it affected different towns it ran through. Very interesting pictures and items from different eras.

Thank Wings E
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was so full of Route 66 Illinois memorabilia, it was great!! Packed with things and lots of interesting info! No cost for this museum, which is surprising, we would have gladly paid. More than one floor, lots of little rooms and so much to...More

Thank Nita L
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Marilyn M
25 April 2016|
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Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but the staff are on hand to answer any questions . There are lots of tourist information leaflets too. It is a fantastic tourist place.
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Sherelleo
4 March 2015|
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Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
Our last trip was in January, so yes, they are open then, I believe they are open year-round.
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Ja'Nyza J
9 February 2015|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Free though there is a donation box and with the museum being of higher quality a couple dollars goes a long way
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