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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Small but very nice

Traveling RT66 from Chicago to St. Louis with another couple the guys stopped here and the gals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ejayer
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Sun City West, Arizona
Friendly welcome and quirky vehicles

A couple of must see touring vehicles are on display. Also plenty of well presented treasures from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Theresa D
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Perth, Australia
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 15, 2016

What a great place to see. If you are a car nut or not you will love this place. Many old Pontiac cars and lot of old Pontiac advertising . A huge library that most likely has more technical books and research items than General...More

2  Thank Greg G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 18, 2015

it was OK but the Pontiac car was made in Michigan not Illinois and the Indian chief was from nowhere near here either some nice cars but I don't get the associationMore

1  Thank shrews1963
Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2015

We understand the mix-up with the name. However, Chief Pontiac has a rich history here in Illinois. The city of Pontiac and the Pontiac car are named after the Chief. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the very road, Route 66, that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling RT66 from Chicago to St. Louis with another couple the guys stopped here and the gals went on to the RT66 Historical Museum. I'm not much of a car buff but I enjoyed the displays and we spent about an hour here. The young...More

Thank Ejayer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of must see touring vehicles are on display. Also plenty of well presented treasures from the Route 66 heydays. Map on the wall mimics the murals that are part of the street art in Pontiac. Very helpful staff and plenty of local information...More

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 October 3, 2018 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 647miked
Reviewed September 21, 2018 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 September 18, 2018

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 September 14, 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 September 3, 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 JukkaW
Reviewed August 28, 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 August 25, 2018

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

Thank SantaRon
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amandamorris123
August 13, 2016|
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Response from seanmattingly68 | Reviewed this property |
free, or offer a donation
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July 23, 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
July 23, 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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