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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
Phone Number: (815) 844-4566
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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There was so much to see & read! We enjoyed the history & loved the displays!! The staff was extremely informative, & friendly!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hazel Green, Wisconsin
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Hazel Green, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was so much to see & read! We enjoyed the history & loved the displays!! The staff was extremely informative, & friendly!!

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Aurora, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this museum (and Pontiac)! The Illinois Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum is one of my favorites on the Route. Not only does it have a large collection telling the story of the Mother Road, but it also has some special, unique things such as Bob Waldmire's Land Yacht and Van. Bob devoted his life to traveling... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here today. I can't not even begin to describe the wonderful experience. Friendly staff and extremely knowledgeable. You must go up stairs to view the war museum. Please inquire how the ww11 vet was saved by a crab! Also go to back of building to see the famous bus!!!

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Schaumburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They did a great job setting up this museum. Everyone can find something they can relate to. Loved the rooms that were set up like the 1940's. It was like walking back in time.what a great place to visit to see history !

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Dickinson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect place to relive history for the locals or travelers. There is not an admission, yet, a donation is accepted to help keep this place open. The war museum is next door. We will see that next time.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect Route 66 stop for those traveling the Illinois leg of Route 66! My first stop was in the Route 66 museum - after I was greeted by a friendly pair of women who briefly explained the arrangement of exhibits, I traversed the museum to view the huge variety of artifacts of the route. Though I could... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Free place to check out along Route 66. Lots of information about the history of Route 66. Also checkout the VW bus and land yacht of Bob Waldmire

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Hamar, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A nice little museum with a wide collection of different pictures, army dresses etc. Had dinner with the mayor and some of the local people during our stay while driving Route66. A local car club showed their cars and the mayor made sure we had a nice evening downtown.

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Newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place is great to pick up information about the local area, and lots of historical information about Illinois Route 66. They have so much here to see that there's even Bob Waldmire's mobile 66 truck parked outside. All they ask is you sign the guest book, donations are optional.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a great place to get an idea of what Route 66 meant to the USA and also what the lifestyle of people was like when the mother road was in its prime. The murals in the surrounding area are outstanding too

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