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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-842-2345
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Loved all the cars.

Excellent display of the cars and memorabilia. Much better than any other auto museum I've been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
756brucew
Another great free museum, Pontiac in Pontiac

Who would say such a small town has such two great free museums??? After visiting the Rt.66 museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent display of the cars and memorabilia. Much better than any other auto museum I've been to. Not a static museum, new things all the time plus some special events. It is also free but you should leave a donation.

Thank 756brucew
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Who would say such a small town has such two great free museums??? After visiting the Rt.66 museum which is an absolute must, we walked to this one which is close by, in walking distance. As it's name says it depicts the famous Pontiac cars,...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

As a Rt.66 enthusiast it would a definite stop. However, i wouldn't make the trip just for this,. You want to plan at least a half day or better to visit Pontiac and a good hour at the Pontiac-Oakland museum. It not only has some...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stopped here because Dad owned Pontiac's when I got my license, my first car was a GTO, so we stopped and this place was smaller then I thought it would be, but it told the story of Pontiac-Oakland very well. It even surprised my wife...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Such a great history behind the Pontiac car! 3 floors of sights to see in relation to this car. We've had 6 Pontiacs in our lifetime and this even made us sadder to see it gone.

Thank Rita R
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were there to see the Route 66 stuff and came upon this very nice auto museum. Plenty of cars (but not too many!), history. It's very nicely set up. I'm not a huge fan of car museums, but enjoyed this one.

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Loved this place................ How appropriate to have a Pontiac Car Museum in Pontiac, IL. It was a true look into a collection of memorabilia which covers decades. The oil can collection alone was worth the admission, I had never seen so many. The library is...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I went off track by at least 50 miles to visit on my way to the GTOAA Nationals in Sringfield at the end of June. I was not disappointed at all. I stopped in shortly after they opened up on Tuesday June 27 and pretty...More

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Quite the collection of cars and associated artifacts from back in the day, right up to more recently. Make sure it's on your list of top three things to do in Pontiac, even if you're only passing through.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We happened on this museum while following the painted footsteps in town. So glad we went in! Full of interesting cars and info with gifts available. Worth a stop!!

Thank Nita L
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amandamorris123
13 August 2016|
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Response from seanmattingly68 | Reviewed this property |
free, or offer a donation
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Phyllis L
23 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
23 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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