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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764
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+1 815-844-4566
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Americana Overload!

How can anyone ever get a big enough dose of Americana? You can't, especially for the admission price of FREE. I highly encourage you to make a donation while you are there. Lot's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. We learned some interesting information on some of the towns we had been to on our way from St. Louis. Unfortunately the museum does not update things such as when places close, people die, or landmarks are removed. So go and realize all information is at least 10 years old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How can anyone ever get a big enough dose of Americana? You can't, especially for the admission price of FREE. I highly encourage you to make a donation while you are there. Lot's of neat little artifacts from business's and people connected to the Mother Road of America. If you have the time to look closely, you will find it... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

It is in down town area near the route 66 in Pontiac, Good Attraction for the other person from different location

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Bradley, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This museum was well worth the price of donation. Lots to see. Allow at least one hour. Very nice staff,

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A fantastic collection of Route 66 memorabilia and information for anyone planning to retrace the route and an exceptional museum host in Rose. We spent a very enjoyable hour exploring the museum.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

First of all, for a small town, I was amazed at how much Pontiac had to offer. It actually has 4 museums! The Route 66 museum is definitely the highlight. It well organized, has a great array memorabilia to view and the volunteer staff is delightfully and informed. Upstairs there is second museum that is a great flashback to the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was a museum packed with information and artefacts related to America's Mother Road - Route 66. We loved looking inside the converted school bus parked outside - the authentic way to get along route 66. The mural trail is also worth seeing as is the war museum of uniforms in the same building. We could have spent much longer... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Housed in a historic firehouse, the museum displays significant Illinois artifacts from along Route 66. THE ROUTE 66 MURAL IS ON THE BACK WALL OF THE MUSEUM. DO NOT MISS ONE OF THE BEST PHOTO OPS ON ROUTE 66!

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Alliston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

A rather small museum with limited information about the "Mother Road", we did enjoy our visit and saw some things we had not seen before at other musuems.

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The museum was informative. It had lots of Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia. The staff, though volunteers were quite knowledgable. Not only is the museum worth a visit; so is the town of Pontiac, Il. It brings back the feeling of Route 66 in it's heyday. The shops on the square and the advertising murals on the brick buildings are... More 

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