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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pontiac Illinois has been a great place to stop for years. I've been coming to visit the Route 66 museum and enjoying the murals but to find the Pontiac-Oakland Museum is the cherry on top. Great museum and an overwhelming library of information. I'm being told the exhibits change regularly and will be back to see more as they do.... More

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Western Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museum is in a fully restored building right in the centre of Pontiac, it has a great feeling with all the restored wood structure. The car collection is all Pontiac related and is of very high quality. The staff there are volunteers and are very friendly with advice and information just ask. Great place to stop along your Route... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited Sunday July 6 on a whim on our way to Peoria. Very nice little museum. Friendly volunteers manning the fort. Some nice vintage cars and interesting history. Very impressed.

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Central Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have now been to this museum twice and both times the vehicles on display were different. They have vintage to the newer models and I was told they switch out vehicles frequently as they have a lot in storage. But it's not only the vehicles on display, this museum has a lot of memorabilia from the name Pontiac, but... More

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