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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone Number: (815) 844-4566
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Get your Kix on Rt. 66

I expected the Hall of Fame to be interesting, but I was pleasantly suprised to find out how loaded with memorabilia it is. I got my fill and then some - we went back in time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Keith J
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I expected the Hall of Fame to be interesting, but I was pleasantly suprised to find out how loaded with memorabilia it is. I got my fill and then some - we went back in time to the 60s, 50s and beyond; there are several floors showing all kinds of kitsch, iconic memorabilia, historical items, etc. We wished the souvenier... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We only had a short time to spend there but got a great intro to what was to come on our Route 66 trip. The difference between this and other Route 66 museums that we'd seen was the personalising of points of interest. Could have spent much longer here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

For the Route 66 enthusiasts out there, this is a place that you have to see. The photos on the second and third floor makes me want to do the trip even more. My plan is to do the trip after I retire. The volunteers who work for the museum were very friendly and knew a lot about the area... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If this is the only Route 66 museum you visit you will find it interesting. As this was the last Route 66 museum I visited, almost at the end of my trip, I found it underwhelming compared to the many museums and shops with R66 history west of Oklahoma City. I found it cluttered and lacking in a theme that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a must see attraction along historic IL Route 66. From Bob Waldmire's vintage VW bus to his land yacht , much to see and learn about. Volunteer docents are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Donations accepted.

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Pontiac, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

i'm a local so it's an everyday thing only been there once the adjoining war museum is much better and more important in my persinal opinion

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Wadsworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a wealth of memorabilia! So much fun walking through here seeing so much from Route 66 from 'back in the day'. If you are in the Pontiac area, you absolutely have to make this a must-see. There is a lot to see in Pontiac, and this is a definite. There is no fee to walk thru, but donations are... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited the museum since I am really into the history of the mother road. Being a well-known road the guestbook had people from all over the world from as far as Australia. Mainly focuses on the Illinois portion from Chicago to St. Louis. Loved the vw bus on display and all of the license plates on the wall. There were... More 

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TOPEKA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The purpose of our trip on this day was starting in Pontiac and following Route 66 to Springfield. We couldn't have asked for a better place to start than this museum. The displays with the artifacts started with Chicago and followed with the small towns in the order in which we would drive through them. It was like driving the... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beginning with the outside Route 66 mural followed by an inside tour of the Waldmire school bus to the unbelievable display of military memorabilia was a wonderful experience. The volunteers were well versed on the history surrounding all items on display. You can easily drift back in time. If you visit Pontiac, this is a must see.

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