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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Address: 205 N. Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764
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For the car enthusiast!

Excellent history and displays of Oakland and Pontiac automobiles. This is an excellent small museum and very well presented. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Larry W
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Cornell
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Cornell
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent history and displays of Oakland and Pontiac automobiles. This is an excellent small museum and very well presented. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable. If you love Pontiacs you will love this museum. This is one of several small museums in a great small town that you will want to spend a day or two to visit all... More 

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Pontiac, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

it was OK but the Pontiac car was made in Michigan not Illinois and the Indian chief was from nowhere near here either some nice cars but I don't get the association

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Elgin, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was smaller than I expected but what they did have was very nice. We went the weekend of the Pontiac Car Show which was a bonus!

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Wadsworth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Another of the great museums not to be missed when in the Pontiac area. Owners are so nice. My husband and brother-in-law even got a ride in one of his antique cars. They are still drooling. :-)

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Roanoke, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I like cars, period. They have it all. Literature, memorabilia, and CARS. Always changing and never the same old thing.

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Peru, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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TOPEKA
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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103 reviews 103 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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