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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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Western Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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82 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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