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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

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110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
+1 815-844-4566
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Route 66 Tour

OMG, this place has sooo much history of Route 66. We didn't do it justice with the amount of time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LiveEachDay
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Luverne, Minnesota
Mother Road Overload! :)

So many artifacts from the old Route 66. Photos galore. Very interesting!. Took me back to my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawnie_Bird
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Springfield, Illinois
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
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+1 815-844-4566
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"from chicago"
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"fun place"
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"old city"
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"across the street"
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"converted school"
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"free admission"
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"interesting collection"
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"friendly staff"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

OMG, this place has sooo much history of Route 66. We didn't do it justice with the amount of time we spent there. Too much to see in an afternoon. Totally is awe of military museum. You can't miss this museum if you ever have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many artifacts from the old Route 66. Photos galore. Very interesting!. Took me back to my childhood and the days of traveling 66.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum covering Route 66 in Illinois, housed in a former police/fire station. Admission is free (although there's a place where you can give a donation - we did!). The second floor is set up like a 1940's house - great vintage items. There's also...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a need to do something different for the beginning of summer and we decided Pontiac was within easy driving. We were not disappointed. Pontiac is a smaller community(12,000 population). The city makes a commitment to be friendly to us visitors. There are even...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on the spur of the moment after seeing road signs for it. We didn’t have a lot of time, so we would like to return here again. The museum was interesting with many Route 66 artifacts and stories. Staff was very friendly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband = not a museum person. Me = love them. And this one - in a small town - was perfect for us. The residents of this charming mid-west town have done a fantastic job with displays, and you'll see things you haven't before in...More

Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Place full of memoribilia. Lots of reading plaquards and watching videos. Met people from Australia on this trip. If you have the time take a walking trip around the down town. (Follow the feet). See the various murals on just about every building. Be...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Pontiac was certainly a pleasant surprise when we arrived at this very quaint town. It looked like it was part of a film set, and certainly nothing like other brash American towns we have previously visited. The museum(s) are run by very enthusiastic volunteers, who...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

So, Pontiac is the city of museums and they are free! One building houses the Livingston War Museum, Wall Dog Museum and Hall of Fame. We were there during the "red corridor" event so there were many docents on hand to greet, dish out information,...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum is very interesting and definitely worth a visit. We had just started Route 66 and this was a good place to start. Very informative.

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Marilyn M
April 25, 2016|
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Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but the staff are on hand to answer any questions . There are lots of tourist information leaflets too. It is a fantastic tourist place.
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Sherelleo
March 4, 2015|
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Response from Sherry C | Reviewed this property |
Our last trip was in January, so yes, they are open then, I believe they are open year-round.
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Ja'Nyza J
February 8, 2015|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Free though there is a donation box and with the museum being of higher quality a couple dollars goes a long way
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