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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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Western Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The people are so friendly and nice. They have some great stuff to look at and maps. Got some great pictures. Love the.mural and the bus.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

what a gem, this place was amazing, the staff were so helpful. so much to see on the route 66 history, thank you for keeping the history of the old route 66 alive, all us foreigners who come over to visit usually are guided onto the "new route 66" & miss the original road, so we were delighted to see... More

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Ulverstone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our group were travelling south on I55 from Chicago generally following the old Route 66 to Springfield. We drove into Pontiac and was very impressed to find the Hall of Fame and Museums. We loved the miniature cars dotted around the centre of town. The museums were very interesting. The Route 66 Museum contained details of towns and business from... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
93 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Friendly locals welcome you to their interesting, and decidedly unstuffy, museum recording the history of Route 66. Lots of memorabilia including a traveler's VW campervan and framed copy of the original music and lyrics of the Bobby Troup song that made you want to “get your kicks” in the first place. Great place for a visit! Pontiac has got to... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Pontiac is a gem of a town and this Visitor's Centre is a treasure trove of memorabilia dedicated to Route 66. Everything in there has been donated and there's so much to see. The volunteer staff are so helpful and you can tell that they love their job.

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Cookeville
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Pontiac has done a GREAT job of capitalizing on the RT.66 era! The museum is well organized and we were fortunate enough to talk with several people from the area who shared interesting facts about the museum.

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Pontiac, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

There are several floors and lots of things to look at! The entry area mostly devoted to Rt.66 Illinois with lots of interesting momentos from many attractions along the Mother Road. The upstairs has more to see including the 1940 exhibit which is trip back to Grandma's house, a radio station exhibit, the Veterans' exhibit of local war heroes, a... More

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