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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Car lovers

This museum is a short walk from the Rt 66 Hall of Fame and Museum. It have a nice collection of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christina V
New Albany
Route 66 trip

This is a great place to stop and look over some very nicely restored cars. If you love all things... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Average3%
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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
205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
+1 815-842-2345
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SantaRon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 August 13, 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
Reviewed August 3, 2018 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
Reviewed July 29, 2018 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
Reviewed July 23, 2018 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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August 13, 2016|
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Response from seanmattingly68 | Reviewed this property |
free, or offer a donation
Phyllis L
July 23, 2016|
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.
Phyllis L
July 23, 2016|
Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
9 am winter hours or 10 am summer hours . They have a website too.