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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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Excellent place to spend an afternoon and it is free

Very interesting collection of items pertaining to Route 66, even more if you grew up in that era. Well kept and friendly volunteers to take you or guide you around. There is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Brimfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting collection of items pertaining to Route 66, even more if you grew up in that era. Well kept and friendly volunteers to take you or guide you around. There is an elevator that goes to all floors and the War Museum is in the same building. It will take you back in time and you will not waste... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We drove into Pontiac no knowing what we would find. Wow it was a quirky little place highlighting the best of Route 66. We were greeted warmly when we entered this funny little museum by the Mayor of the town Bob. He is so enthusiastic and he told us a lot about the place. We loved the hippy bus parked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I went to the museum for a nice day out. We were very pleasantly surprised at what a nice and interesting museum it turned out to be. Our oldest granddaughter started getting interested in Route 66 history so we brought her and our Grandson there. Ryan loved the military part of the museum and talking to some... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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