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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N. Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Pontiac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This is a relatively small car museum, but all the vehicles are well restored and presented. There were good directions in the form of painted footsteps on the pavement from the main museum and the people in the car museum were very welcoming. It only takes a short time to look around, but is worth the stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

One of the world's greatest collections of Pontiac and Oakland automobile artifacts. Antique and classic cars, printed items, car parts, original design drawings. Great hospitality. Very impressive. 205 North Mill St., Pontiac Ph# 815 842-2345

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Limerick, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is really neat! In ireland we don't have any of these types of motors so was really fun to get to see them all up close! They have little Route 66 VIP packages inside too with a badge and it has really cool discounts for shops and restaurants around the town! It's an awesome souvenir that's completely free!... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you like old cars, this is THE must museum to visit in Pontiac.. They have several fantastic old Pontiacs in there. Wau, what a cars!! Also they have very interesting professional books there in case you are real car fanatic..:)

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Waxahachie, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were so surprised to see the impressive collection of cars and memorabilia in this wonderful museum. The friendly staff added to the experience. We would totally recommend this.

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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

Our first stop in Pontiac did not disappoint. This museum is full of beautiful cars and interesting displays. Our teenagers were amazed at all there was to see. The staff was so welcoming and told us about many other area attractions. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. The auto displays were so neat. The clerk was very kind and helpful, giving us VIP pins for discounts throughout Pontiac, and gave us tourist info on what to do. The gift shop was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pontiac Illinois has been a great place to stop for years. I've been coming to visit the Route 66 museum and enjoying the murals but to find the Pontiac-Oakland Museum is the cherry on top. Great museum and an overwhelming library of information. I'm being told the exhibits change regularly and will be back to see more as they do.... More

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Western Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museum is in a fully restored building right in the centre of Pontiac, it has a great feeling with all the restored wood structure. The car collection is all Pontiac related and is of very high quality. The staff there are volunteers and are very friendly with advice and information just ask. Great place to stop along your Route... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited Sunday July 6 on a whim on our way to Peoria. Very nice little museum. Friendly volunteers manning the fort. Some nice vintage cars and interesting history. Very impressed.

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