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Livingston County War Museum

321 North Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 842-0301
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Pontiac
Type: Museums
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Came to visit the Route 66 museum which shares the same building. Located on the second floor it showcases items brought back from veterans of WWI through current wars. There were mannequins on display dressed in the clothing of area veterans and service member which I thought was very neat. Reading all of the stories it's hard not to get... More

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Dyer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Touring the museum is like taking a trip through time. The world wars all the way up to Iraq and Afghanistan with displays of uniforms and various weapons. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic to answer questions. This was a very humbling experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visiting War Museum in Livingston County leaves a very deep Impression. History of the war is carefully preserved and skillfully displayed. People who served in military defending our country during the wars represented by mannequins dressed in uniforms. Names and ranks shown. Literary hundreds on the floor. News headlines, ammunitions. Everything says a story, leaves a mark in memory. We... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Upstairs above the IL Rt 66 Museum is another treasure that shouldn't be missed. Uniforms, pictures and memorabilia from most of our wars. Run by volunteers who are very proud of their service and of their museum. Great guys to talk to. Donations accepted. Don't miss this museum.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped here after leaving Chicago on day 1 of our Route 66 journey. We arrived quite late as they shut at four but the volunteers said they would stay open for us and we are so glad they did. It's such a personal museum with uniforms of local servicemen and women who have passed away in active service. We... More

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were so impressed with this gem of a museum. The volunteer service men from the Korean war and WW II were great showing us around. We were in awe of all the lives that are honored in this wonderful museum. It is some place that everyone should make a point to see at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Huge display of military uniforms from different wars. Also some uniforms of those who died in action. Very impressive and touching.

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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped on our way home from Wisconsin to Texas. David Estes has done an amazing job in capturing the personal side of the military members dedication and sacrifice. Every item from uniform to articles they carried has a story to tell. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude and respect for creating such a wonderful museum. If you're close... More

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Central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I didn't know what to expect here but was surprised by the number of items on display. Wow!! This museum was started by a local man several years ago. If he was still alive, he would be very pleased how this museum shows today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had teen boys with us and they couldnt see enough. The veterans that where there gave so many good stories. They let us hold some of the guns and we got great pics of the boys. There was so much to look at! I would come back in a heartbeat.

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