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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-842-2345
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Put this one on your "MUST" list!

Car enthusiast or not, you'll enjoy this great little museum. Pontiac, Illinois is a small town on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Small, Beautiful Museum

The Pontiac-Oakland Museum is a small museum in the heart of Pontiac, Illinois. It is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aurora, Ohio
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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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205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-842-2345
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Car enthusiast or not, you'll enjoy this great little museum. Pontiac, Illinois is a small town on historic route 66 so there is much about car culture in town and of course at the museum. There are plenty of places to park and walking around...More

Thank DaytonOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pontiac-Oakland Museum is a small museum in the heart of Pontiac, Illinois. It is a beautiful museum showcasing Pontiac and Oakland cars. There are displays that showcase scenes from the days that Route 66 was popular such as an old mechanic's garage. The owner...More

Thank Angie_Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along with popular The Judge GTO, you will see EVERYTHING Pontiac including: posters, Pontiac Tiger throw rug, tools, bicycles, wagon, tin signage, AND full library with early magazines, spec sheets, color code sheets, tire, motor, window, gas, build specs, brakes, wipers, badges, information on very...More

Thank C21prem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found out about this place after we toured the IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. It was in walking distance so maybe 5 -10 minute was. This place is also free so that was nice. We bought our 3 1/2 year...More

Thank giggly711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A free place to visit ( donations are suggested ) for car lovers. Nice cars on the wonderfull Route 66. You have to stop in Pontiac Illinois.

Thank mctru
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a small, but beautiful museum. They have a large collection that they rotate and a huge library of Pontiac printed material. The cars are pristine and displayed creatively. The museum is housed in a historic building that was a department store and located...More

Thank roadtrippinchick
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I don't think any stop to Pontiac would be complete without a stop to this museum. The museum is free and has a nice collection of both cars and memorabilia. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a nice selection of souvenirs.

Thank jgaskins43
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for Pontiac and especially GTO lovers like me! Fantastic cars and wonderful videos telling the Pontiac and GTO stories. Lots of auto memorabilia throughout. A most enjoyable visit for car lovers.

Thank Deggto
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is just the right size to be able to enjoy seeing all of the interesting Pontiac memorabilia and exhibits. The cars are beautiful! Everything is clean, well maintained, and displayed with good lighting. There are also lots of neat gift items to purchase....More

Thank justthe2ofus
Reviewed 10 May 2017

On our Route 66 tour we saw this museum and spent about 45 minutes there. Clearly it is focused on Pontiacs and had some nice newer and older cars on display which also illustrated life during the time of the cars. I enjoyed the comparison...More

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