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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-842-2345
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Not so good and no AMEX accepted

I do not why, but if you have American Express and you are in America LOL, why they don't accept... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Los Angeles, California
via mobile

The cars are fantastic, well maintained and presented. The other displays are very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-842-2345
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I do not why, but if you have American Express and you are in America LOL, why they don't accept this card. After that there is not too much to see. Unless you love Pontiac Cars there are like 10 cars but only 4 are...More

Thank Dexterlab27
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The cars are fantastic, well maintained and presented. The other displays are very interesting and informative. Only problem was my wife got stuck in the shop and did some damage to the visa plus I ended up with a Gaudy Route 66 shirt I have...More

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Traveling from Springfield from Chicago, we stopped in Pontiac. We were nearby at the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum - so we decided to stop in. Nicely displayed small exhibit of old cars and Route 66 memorabilia. Good gift shop with fun items.

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We toured this museum. It was very nicely arranged and very clean. I enjoyed seeing the Pontiac cars through history. It was very interesting. They had a small gift shop that had route 66 items and other stuff in it. The restrooms were clean. This...More

Thank mer1264
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Many neat autos and memorabilia. Donations accepted but free to peruse. Some stuff available for purchase.

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great car museum devoted entirely to the Pontiac and Oakland car makes, as well as all the related paraphernalia that goes along with them. Enjoyable for car people, or not, unless you are just an angry person. If you are a true Pontiac nut, they...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Museum is an old one, but lot of information on the Pontiac and many war fare affair of the Pontiac is highlighted, 1-2 hours can be spend in the museum

Thank veerasrini2014
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Do these guys realize Pontiacs were named after the city where the company was established? Pontiac, MICHIGAN? A bit misleading. That being said.....the museum is not bad. A good collection of cars....many a bit newer than my taste....but something of interest for any car person.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A jewel in a small town on Route 66. Local appreciate it but guests through town enjoy it much. Also enjoy lunch or a slice of homemade pie on the town square on the visit.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum is by far the coolest I've seen in the USA. The Director is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Pontiac Muscle Cars. Thanks Tim Dye

Thank Biker F
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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.