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Livingston County War Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Route 66 tour

Fantastic museum. Especially for history buffs and those interested in war stories. Built by 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
530stanw
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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War Museum

Very good collection of all the wars uniforms and artifacts. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Joe0722
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Pontiac, Illinois
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We are a hands-on, living history museum featuring displays, artifacts and uniforms of local soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our staff is made up of military veterans who are present to...more
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321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic museum. Especially for history buffs and those interested in war stories. Built by 2 World War II vets, the museum honors all who served from Livingston County and the surrounding area. Large number of manniquins showing every imaginable uniform from every US war going...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very good collection of all the wars uniforms and artifacts. Volunteers are very knowledgeable and help the visitors. Several local people that were in some of the wars or conflicts!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Wish I had allowed more time to review this museum. Traveling RT 66 from Chicago to St. Louis with another couple we were somewhat strapped for time. Since I was the only vet this really meant something to me. Got to talk with a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

This museum is made to honor the people of Livingston County who have served the American Armed Forces. A very large collection of uniforms and stuff from the WW 1 to the present. They all tell you the history of the soldiers. Very impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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PontiacWarMuseum, Education Director at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for your positive review of our museum. Hope you return soon! David Estes, Education Director

Reviewed August 25, 2018

As a Viet Nam era Vet I appreciated the effort that has been put into honoring those that have served and given their all to our country.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Stopped here to see the display of a persons grandson who was killed in Iraq. They have his Marine BDU's on a maniquin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SantaRon
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for your visit and comment.

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a FREE wonderful military museum located on the third floor of the Rt66 museum and visitors center. Have no fear, there is an elevator available! The museum covers all wars. It’s not a big place but it’s packed full of historical items and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aerowing
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

The guide knew many facts even details about spending 8 hours curled up in the lower part of the plane, manning the gun, in a small tight place where you couldn't even have a parachute with you, in case you needed it. The amazing work...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you for your positive response to our museum! Please come back!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Although small, it is powerful with all the uniforms and medals displayed. Many are from local folks who have served from World War through the current conflicts. One of the gentlemen there was passionate about the museum, especially since it had information and souvenirs from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you for your positive response. I am the gentleman that you wrote about. Very proud of my Dad and Mom and all the veterans whose stories we tell here. Please come back again!

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum is incredible. It features local war heroes and showcases lots of locally donated items from those who were in the war. It's beautiful and I highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wisc0214
PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation. Hope you will come back again!

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