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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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If you love cars....

this would be for you! I'm not much of a car buff, but my dad loved the cars (pontiacs). The set up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
iluvcello
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Salmon Arm, Canada
Simply passing through

What a terrific little informative stroll down memory lane. No need to be a pontiac or Oakland fan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mike d
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Plainfield, Illinois
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The museum, centrally located on Route 66, offers rotating exhibits to ensure a new and exciting experience each time you stop in. As the only Pontiac-Oakland museum in the world, we display hundreds of pieces of memorabilia alongside the selection...more
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205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
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+1 815-842-2345
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this would be for you! I'm not much of a car buff, but my dad loved the cars (pontiacs). The set up was fun and engaging too.

Thank iluvcello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific little informative stroll down memory lane. No need to be a pontiac or Oakland fan to enjoy this gem. If you are of a certain age you will especially enjoy this due too the time line. 55+ years ild especially There is...More

Thank mike d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. There was over 200 Pontiacs at the show. The museum was awesome, met a lot of people and made new friends. We will be going back again

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a short walk from the Rt 66 Hall of Fame and Museum. It have a nice collection of older cars and items from the era. They only ask for a suggested donation. Your walk to the museum will take you past some...More

Thank Christina V
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a great place to stop and look over some very nicely restored cars. If you love all things automotive this is a place you should visit.

Thank TonyTanz
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

After just visiting route 66 and war museum of Pontiac, this museum just didn't seem as fantastic as those two. But still worth visiting specially for it's price...there's no admission.

Thank Jukka W
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not particularly a Pontiac car fan, drop into this freebie museum while in Pontiac, Illinois. Professionally presented exhibits. Very polished little gem of a museum. I loved the road trip memorabilia from decades past. Open on Mondays when museums in bigger...More

Thank hikerpatty
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Really enjoyed the cars,all presented well. Also have a couple Oakland Automobiles that are beautiful

Thank SantaRon
Reviewed 25 August 2018

A wonderful free museum with many auto and automotive tools and supplies. The largest oil can display ever. Great display of Pontiac cars. A must stop and see while driving Rt.66.

Thank SantaRon
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I'm not sure this is good enough to go to on it's own but fortunately there are several Rt 66 attractions in walking distance and this is an easy tack on trip. Just off the courthouse square, the museum has several old Pontiacs up through...More

Thank Dave S
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amandamorris123
14 August 2016|
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Response from seanmattingly68 | Reviewed this property |
free, or offer a donation
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Phyllis L
24 July 2016|
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Response from mollie106 | Reviewed this property |
The Pontiac automobile museum has two great restaurants next door--DeLong's and Bernardi's. DeLong's have the best ribeye sandwiches and Bernardi's has the best fried chicken.
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Phyllis L
24 July 2016|
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Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
9 am winter hours or 10 am summer hours . They have a website too.
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