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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Address: 205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone Number: +1 815-842-2345
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Description: The museum, centrally located on Route 66, offers rotating exhibits to...
The museum, centrally located on Route 66, offers rotating exhibits to ensure a new and exciting experience each time you stop in. As the only Pontiac-Oakland museum in the world, we display hundreds of pieces of memorabilia alongside the selection of cars. For car enthusiasts, we offer a behind the scenes tour led by museum staff (by appointment only). Be sure to visit our gift shop that offers books, clothing, and other unique items focused on Pontiac and Route 66. The Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum was one of TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence winners. Pontiac, Illinois offers other exciting museums and attractions, so please put Pontiac on your list of places to visit!
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Pontiacs in Pontiac!

This is a very nice museum right on the town square. It is very well done. If you like Pontiac or Oakland cars, it is a must see. They also have a library with info on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice museum right on the town square. It is very well done. If you like Pontiac or Oakland cars, it is a must see. They also have a library with info on the vehicles. From Star Chiefs, to Catalina, Bonnevilles and GTO's they are all here.

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the museum as well as our town. We try and keep the museum stocked with a variety of Pontiacs and Oaklands in order to spike the interest of everyone who stops in. Thank you for your kind review and we hope that you stop in again soon! More 

4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Staff was very informative and helpful. I must for anyone. I am not a big car enthusiast but I really enjoyed myself. I spent 30 minutes their wish I had more time>

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Pontiac-Oakland Museum, as well as leaving a review. We are glad that our staff was able to make your visit an informative experience and we hope that you learned something new about Pontiacs. Thank you again for stopping in! More 

Keflavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by when driving 66. Admission is free but they accept donations. It is fairly small but well laid out. We surely enjoyed it, some excellent copies of Pontiacs. Good for a short stop.

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to stop into our museum! We are glad that you enjoyed the cars and memorabilia that we have to offer. We hope that your trip down Route 66 was fantastic! Thank you again! More 

Montreal, QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Thank you for finally building a true Pontiac museum! I enjoyed every second of my visit at the Pontiac-Oakland museum in Pontiac, IL. Nestled in a small community on Route 66 this museum was put together by a couple of Pontiac enthusiasts without any help from GM. Although the museum is small it will have something to please any Pontiac... More 

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the various exhibits and displays that we have to offer. Thank you for such a kind review, we greatly appreciate it and I'm sure that other visitors will find this helpful. If you ever come back this way again, we would love for you to stop in and see what other items we have... More 

Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stopped here with the family on a long road trip just for something to do. This was a great little gem! Free to get it and walk around. BEAUTIFUL displays. The restrooms were clean. We had a great time just walking around and checking out the old cars. Will DEFINITELY stop again on our way through IL. We were told... More 

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in our museum! Thank you for such a kind review, we try and do as much as possible in order for people of all ages and car backgrounds to enjoy the museum. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited the museum on a Sunday luckily it was the same day as a meeting of the Pontiac owners club so models of all years were driving round town and parking near the museum The actual museum is well laid out and staffed by friendly welcoming staff which made for a pleasant experience

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

We want to thank you for stopping in to visit our museum! We are so glad that you happened to come on a day when we had so many Pontiac owners visiting. We appreciate that you wrote such a nice review of both our museum and our staff! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Dropped in when visiting town for the Route 66 museum and was glad I did. The museum is well laid out and contains a good selection of well cared for and well preserved Pontiac cars. Although I did not have time to check it out the museum also has what appears to be a large Pontiac reference library. A free... More 

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in to visit our museum! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cars and memorabilia that we have to offer. We do have quite a large library and reference section, however, we ask that if you want to do research that you let us know in advance so we can have someone here that can... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have traveled to Pontiac for business several times and found myself parked in front of the museum. I decided to look inside and i was impressed. What a great destination for the family to see. I would and will go back each time i' m in town. Great set up of displays, friendly advise. I wish i had more... More 

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Well we are glad that you finally decided to stop in! We try and make the museum as family friendly as possible, especially with the addition of the Scavenger Hunts that we created as an activity for children. Thank you so much for your generous donation, it is people like you who help keep the museum going! We hope that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very nice museum. Well worth the time. Very friendly/helpful staff. Should be on everyone's must see list when in the area.

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping into the museum to visit us! We are glad that you enjoyed seeing everything and would recommend for everyone to visit. We hope that you come back to visit us again, we try to rotate cars and memorabilia in order to keep everything interesting! More 

Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Since I have owned several Pontiacs in my 50+ years of driving and I was in the neighborhood, I though I'd stop in. There was one Pontiac on display and I knew the owner.

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Tim D, Owner at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate your review, however, I think you may have us mixed up with another museum; we are the Pontiac-Oakland Museum & Resource Center. We currently have 16 Pontiacs, 2 Oaklands, the largest collection of Pontiac memorabilia, and one of the only libraries completely dedicated to Pontiac literature on display. We hope that this helps clear up some of the... More 

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Address: 205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone Number: +1 815-842-2345
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac

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