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Livingston County War Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Nice small museum commemorating local servicemen

The great thing about this museum is it has so many uniforms and short bios on local servicemen... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2015
Alan F
Pleasanton, California, United States
Good little museum

This was in the same building as the Rt.66 hall of fame. A very nice walk through and lots of... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2015
Mike N
via mobile
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We are a hands-on, living history museum featuring displays, artifacts and uniforms of local soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our staff is made up of military veterans who are present to...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
+1 815-842-0301
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 November 2011

This museum is packed full of memorabilia from all branches and dates of the US armed forces. There is a striking display of mannekins in different uniforms, and many educational and historic displays. There are many profiles of local heroes. The museum is entirely stocked...More

16  Thank Rosemarina
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Wish I had more time; but enjoyed the rich hour I experienced.

10  Thank Judith W
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

The great thing about this museum is it has so many uniforms and short bios on local servicemen. This gives a more personal connection to the town that you just don't see in other museums, large or small. They even had a 'short snorter', collection...More

1  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

This was in the same building as the Rt.66 hall of fame. A very nice walk through and lots of military uniforms with their history on them.

3  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I probably need to say that I am a member of the museum, even though I live far away, and may be prejudiced since so many friends of my family are represented at the museum (through their service records). Having said that, this is still...More

4  Thank 3dvizwiz
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This isn't the flashiest museum in Pontiac (a little town with a lot of museums!) but it is my favorite. The aura of the reality of war comes through the exhibits in a way that is up close and personal. The docents are actual veterans...More

4  Thank prairiemom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Came upon this museum while we were driving on old Route 66. Very informed and passionate tour guides. So much to look at, we got there later in the day and didn't have time to see it all.

4  Thank Bridget S
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I've gone several times with my family. The gentleman there gladly guide you through the many, many mannequins wearing decorated uniforms of the brave soldiers of Livingston County. Each soldiers is represented in such an honorable way. The artifacts, phitis, and videos are incredible! Definitely,...More

4  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Completely impressed by the war memorabilia, didn't think I would enjoy it, but ended up being awestruck by it. Loved the wall with all the old newspaper headlines from WWII, so neat to read, not to mention all the uniforms of different eras and branches....More

4  Thank Family1234565
Reviewed 24 May 2015

A nice step back in time for a prior service member. Many items on display, all collected by the local populist. Run by volunteers, I assume most have been in the service. You can also visit the IL Route 66 Museum in the same building....More

4  Thank P5529KRbobr
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Same building as the Route 66 Museum. It was breath taking walking in and seeing all the military uniforms and memorabilia from the wars. I'm a veteran and this museum brought back memories of my military life. You've got to stop in if your in...More

5  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This was an unexpected treat when we visited Pontiac Illinois. The time was very well spent looking at all of the displays and talking with Dave Estes, the son of the founder.

5  Thank Jon S
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