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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

Address: 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, Museums
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Decided to visit Pontiac just for the heck of it and see the Route 66 museum/Livingston County War Museum and heard about this place. It's small but very nice more like Henry Ford Museum quality. The GTO's and pace cars were my favorite and the extensive collection of oil cans is pretty amazing. Quite a shame that such a storied... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very unique museum, even for someone who's not that interested in cars. There was a good variety of cars and all had been restored nicely. There was also a video to watch while sitting in the comfort of a sofa for those who didn't want to walk through the museum. Historical records were located in one area of the museum... More

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Dyer, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved those 'GTO's, It took me back a long way. I wanted to drive one. No such luck. I had no dislikes.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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
72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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