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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-4566
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Pontiac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Waxahachie, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was such a great place to visit and we totally enjoyed seeing the bus inside and outside. It has so much history.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

All five museums in Pontiac are free to the public. The Route 66 Museum is the starting point for all the others. Anyone who enjoys things from the 1950's and 60's will thoroughly enjoy their visit to Pontiac, Illinois.

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West Salem, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Of all our stops along Route 66 in Illinois, this was our favorite. There are displays relating to all the Illinois towns on the route we traveled, as well as things relevant to everyday life in an earlier era. So interesting and engaging. It connects as well to an amazing war museum. The staff was great! We were lucky enough... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very nice displays of when times were simpler. I especially loved the displays of the 1940's home. Great collection of memorabilia.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Virtually every town on Rt66 has its own Rt66 museum. Pontiac wasn’t on our itinerary, but after it was recommended to us at two stops we had previously made, we decided to check it out. It’s housed in a large building. There is a war museum upstairs and several “antique type” shops. The staff are friendly and helpful. We loved... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love looking at the artifacts of days gone by and the feeling that is all Route 66 and the days of open road travel. I always enjoy my stops here as I ride down Rt 66. Well worth a stop.

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Harrogate
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Chicago to LA on Route 66 and it was a pleasure to find such a great little museum with loads of interesting rte66 'stuff' and such friendly, helpful and knowledgable guides.

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Western Australia
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been here a couple of time now and it just keeps getting better, the Route 66 museum on the Ground Floor and the War museum on the first and second floors. There is stairs and lift access for all ages, the detail they have put into this museum is excellent and there is something for everyone to see... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon Pontiac on our way to Peoria on July 6. Interesting collection of photos and memorabilia relating to US Route 66. Association is attempting to preserve what's left on the route and documenting with pictures and stories what is gone.

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Central Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great museum representing all things Rt 66. Memorabilia, photos, & brochures from the entire Rt. You will feel like you have traveled Rt 66 by the time you leave!!

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