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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N. Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Pontiac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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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

Its something that doesnt take long but.is worth the visit. If your a man with a pontiac oh man the library they have will blow your mind. The kids thought it was ok and came out with a hat.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

small but lovely museum, staff very helpful & lovely to see all the classic cars. You can pick up some nice car memorabilia here. you find it by following the footprints on the pavement.

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FLORISSANT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Some neat old cars. The place is very new, and looks great. I guess it's really for people who love Pontiac cars.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a display of the most pristine and high value vintage American motor cars, sorry “automobiles”, that you could hope to see. There are settings of a vintage workshop, a campsite etc and you could spend twice as long here as we did and enjoy every minute. Fun, even if you are not remotely interested in autos.

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Streator, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We brought our children here during this visit. The place is small, but for it being free (donations excepted) we enjoyed our visit. The volunteers are always super nice. I would recommend stopping while your in town!

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Pontiac, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every time I go back I learn something new. It is changed to add new exhibits regularly and it is ALWAYS eye candy.

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Waukegan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dedicated to the memory of the Pontiac and it's predecessor the Oakland this free museum is located just a few blocks from the historic rout 66. It is a wonderful collection of cars, and memorabilia. Many of the cars are presented in educational dioramas. What really makes this a must see is the hospitality of the museum and the entire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This museum contained a wealth of printed material, manuals, service bulletins, models, rare artifacts, signs, books, cars, displays. Everything a Pontiac enthusiast would want to see and experience . You can not see it all in one visit. It is truly an experience one will never forget

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Cookeville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

He said he was so well done, the staff was easy to talk with and shared some of the background of the museum. Especially liked the station wagon camping scene!

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Pontiac, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A must for the car lover, and particularly a Pontiac fan. The museum has 13 or so cars in it at one time, but the total collection owned by the proprietor and donated is near 40, so they are rotated in and out. There are some beautiful and unusual examples, and a great variety of supporting items - models, hood... More

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