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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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Route to a Treasure

Following Route 66 from Berwyn, Illinois to Pontiac, Illinois for a day trip, ended in a treasured museum. Car and road trip enthusiasts aside, anyone at any age would enjoy this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Following Route 66 from Berwyn, Illinois to Pontiac, Illinois for a day trip, ended in a treasured museum. Car and road trip enthusiasts aside, anyone at any age would enjoy this stop. You are greeted by knowledgeable volunteers, whose passion is the preservation of the highway and it's artifacts. Many original pieces are there to see, such as fun vehicles,... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The museum has some interesting things to see. It speaks to a simpler time through pictures and memorabilia along the historic route. The museum could do a better job explaining the significance of Route 66. There was enough to see in Pontiac to make the 2-hour drive worth it. There are other museums, shops and restaurants nearby.

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a cool little musuem/antique shop. Lots of interesting Route 66 things to see. The antique shop is a little scarce, but still interesting. Nice mural on the side for pictures.

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum is not so much a museum as it is a lavish photo gallery of towns, sites, stores and parks along the old Route 66 mother road highway. These often humorous photos document a cross-section of America that has all but faded away with the advent of the Interstate highway system. You'll find yourself chuckling as I did looking... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had planned to see the Lincoln Museum in Springfield but didn't think I could get there in time. Saw signs for this and drove the few min off I 55 to get there. It is actually three museums: one on Rte 66, one about life in 1940's and one about our military. V glad I did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very informative and interesting place where you can learn about the history of Illinois route 66, the history of Pontiac and also there is a war Museum which I couldn't get enough of especially the staff and their war stories, but then I'm a history buff. Pontiac as a whole is amazing.

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Chicago,Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are too young to remember Route 66 this museum will show you what it was all about. If you are of the age to remember travel on Route 66, this place will make you a time traveler. Worth a visit for sure!

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Freeland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Received a button when we arrived. The button got us all kinds of free items and discounts at participating stores. Even a free Route 66 coffee mug!! Check out the new display on music of Lincoln. WOW. What a museum.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum has a lot of information on Route 66 in the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was great walking through looking at all the information. Upstairs they have a gift shop and don't forget to go out the back for a great photo against the Route 66 wall. You can even drive your car... More 

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Keflavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is pretty cool, and the old fire station is an amazing building. The museum is well laid out and fun to see. A definite stop if traveling Route 66.

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