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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
+1 815-842-2345
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Good if you are into cars and in Pontiac

I'm not sure this is good enough to go to on it's own but fortunately there are several Rt 66... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave S
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Chicago, Illinois
Cool cars

The museum is set up very organized.Themes around the cars.Free admission but accepts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hootie1hoo
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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 of cars. For car enthusiasts, we offer a behind the scenes tour led by museum staff (by appointment only). Be sure to visit our gift shop that offers books, clothing, and other unique items focused on Pontiac and Route 66. The Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum was one of TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence winners. Pontiac, Illinois offers other exciting museums and attractions, so please put Pontiac on your list of places to visit!
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  • Average3%
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“old cars” (11 reviews)
“car lovers” (6 reviews)
“in town” (11 reviews)
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205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
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+1 815-842-2345
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"nice cars"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is set up very organized.Themes around the cars.Free admission but accepts donations.Gift shop located in the museum of Route 66 items.Cute little place to mark off your list of Route 66 road trip.

Thank Hootie1hoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Multiple cars telling the history of the Pontiac company from bike and carriages to the newer Pontiacs, gift shop is available here as well!

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is just a few blocks from the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum. A very creatively designed display of Pontiac's with a few Oakland's too. They also offer a nice variety of gift shop items. The nice older lady working the museum provided...More

Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum was small but packed with information, no guided tour, but still enjoyed reading about the making of the car, seeing the cars of the past. loved the scenes set up like a blast from the past!

Thank b0nnienedza
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having grown up in an era where big, powerful cars, this brought back memories of seeing many of these models. Of course, some of these were before my time, but many were recognizable. It is a lovely laid out museum and easy to navigate. Well...More

Thank rob62521
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Unfortunately we visited at the same time as a tour so it was difficult to see the exhibits, especially as the majority of the tourists didn't seem that interested in the museum or the exhibits so were wandering around aimlessly and the guide was shouting...More

Thank 4states
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely lady welcomed us and told us about the place. Free to enter but donations welcome to keep things going. Really good snapshot of the history of Pontiac Oakland automobiles with shining examples all round the room. Well located right on the main square in...More

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Great history on the Pontiac auto. Threw the years and rare models. Also a great library for research. Great stop for the car lover.

Thank 405kylew
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This is a fine little museum. It’s free, and the cars are relevant. The whole experience is very well taken care of and a very interesting diversion if you’re a fan.

Thank Iratdog
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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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