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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

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One FANTASTIC museum

Traveling RT66 from Chicago to St. Louis with another couple we stopped in Pontiac to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sun City West, Arizona
Bigest Collection of Route 66 Memorabilia in Illinois

This route 66 museum is one of the museums in the old Fire Department building. The museum has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Solodam J
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling RT66 from Chicago to St. Louis with another couple we stopped in Pontiac to see the sights. As someone who LOVES museums I was blown away by this particular venue. Also being a veteran I could have spent all day in the veterans showcase...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This route 66 museum is one of the museums in the old Fire Department building. The museum has collections such as posters, maps, images, artifacts and personal histories of people who did and love the route 66. The museum looks like smaller as the collection...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers fantastic displays that take you on a trip down memory lane. The staff is great and they seem to enjoy what they do. It's a history lessons for those who don't remember Route 66 and a nostalgic trip for those who do....More

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove from Indy to Pontiac to begin our Route 66 road trip. H.O.F. Museum is not large but it does have lots of cool memorabilia including the old "RV" in the back lot next to the mural that you MUST take a photo of your...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A nice museum showcasing the local history of the area and Route 66 itself. Some great displays to browse through.

1  Thank TonyTanz
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Unbeliavable great museum with lot's of route 66 stuff a war museum as a bonus...and it's free. That's unreal! They do accept donations though and we thought it was only right to hand them one. Definitely worth visiting in a beautiful small town of Pontiac.

1  Thank JukkaW
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This place was very well set up and had so much to see. If you're a route 66 enthusiast and/or a history buff, you will love all that this museum has to offer. We spent at least 2 hours here and it probably wasn't enough....More

1  Thank ChristyWanderinGypsy
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Cute town!!!Great history along Route 66.You are greeted right away and you get a little explanation about the museum.Its free admission but accepts donations.My son who is pre-teen really enjoyed it.

Thank Hootie1hoo
Reviewed 1 August 2018

FREE~ cute musuem! This place has all of Pontiac’s history right in one spot— military museum upstairs that honors the towns local vets going back to WWI, a gift shop, town history on the main floor and lastly the history and inspiration for Fillmore (Disney-...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I brought our exchange student here since Rt 66 seems to be still relevant in France these days. The woman who greeted us at the door seemed genuinely happy to see us, which is a lovely change of pace from Chicago attitudes. She offered a...More

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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.
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.
Ja'Nyza J
9 February 2015|
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Response from johnwV3884UL | 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