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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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A GREAT stop! FREE to check it out!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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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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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 

Chula Vista
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Most awesome museum I've ever been to! Can't say enough about this place, it's a must visit. Tim and Penny are the Best! The town is also a great stop along Route 66!

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Pontiac-Oakland Museum! We are so glad that you enjoyed the cars and memorabilia that we have on display. We are very pleased that you wrote such a kind review and want to thank you again. Stop in again soon, we would love to have you back! More 

Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a nice museum for car lovers, especially Pontiac lovers. I had never heard of the Oakland, but they had one. It was originally made in Pontiac, IL, The owner is very knowledgeable and can quote facts about all the cars. The museum is clean and all the cars are polished. The collection changes out every once in a... More 

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

Thank you for stopping at the Pontiac-Oakland Museum and Resource Center. We are glad that you enjoyed your time looking at our cars and memorabilia. We try to offer as much information to our guests as they are willing to learn. It would have been convenient for Pontiac automobiles to have been manufactured in Pontiac, IL, however, the main manufacturing... More 

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Small but worth the stop. Nice short walk from the Route 66 museum, such a neat little downtown with a trolley. The museum is so clean and the staff was so kind. The cars on display are neat to see, definitely a walk back in time.

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

We are glad that you decided to stop by our museum after visiting the Route 66 museum. Pontiac really prides itself on offering as much as it can to tourists through museums, shops, and more. Thank you for complementing our staff and our facilities, we really appreciate it. Hope you visit us again the next time that you are in... More 

Shorewood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had the opportunity to visit the Pontiac Auto Museum and we were so glad to spend our afternoon in the museum. The museum has a well planned layout, we enjoyed every minute/hours that we spent there. Please make sure to visit the Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum.

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

We appreciate that you came to Pontiac, IL and visited our museum. We try very hard to make it an enjoyable place for all. Thank you for such a kind review and we hope that you will visit again soon! More 

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

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