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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Three museums in one

This museum has a quaintness about it that we find charming. I don't mean there's not plenty to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Recalling the history of Route 66

I remember what it was like to travel before Interstate highways. I recall driving to Phoenix... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a quaintness about it that we find charming. I don't mean there's not plenty to look at, but it's not slick. The presentation almost reflects the subject and content -- a bit nostalgic. The building itself is historic. The first floor has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember what it was like to travel before Interstate highways. I recall driving to Phoenix, Arizona, in the late 1940s. I recall driving to St. Petersburg, Florida, in the early 1950s. I recall driving on Route 66, long before it became a popular television...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Traveling RT66 from Chicago to St. Louis with another couple we stopped in Pontiac to see the sights. As someone who LOVES museums I was blown away by this particular venue. Also being a veteran I could have spent all day in the veterans showcase...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ejayer
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This route 66 museum is one of the museums in the old Fire Department building. The museum has collections such as posters, maps, images, artifacts and personal histories of people who did and love the route 66. The museum looks like smaller as the collection...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This museum offers fantastic displays that take you on a trip down memory lane. The staff is great and they seem to enjoy what they do. It's a history lessons for those who don't remember Route 66 and a nostalgic trip for those who do....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roy M
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Drove from Indy to Pontiac to begin our Route 66 road trip. H.O.F. Museum is not large but it does have lots of cool memorabilia including the old "RV" in the back lot next to the mural that you MUST take a photo of your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed September 15, 2018

A nice museum showcasing the local history of the area and Route 66 itself. Some great displays to browse through.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TonyTanz
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Unbeliavable great museum with lot's of route 66 stuff a war museum as a bonus...and it's free. That's unreal! They do accept donations though and we thought it was only right to hand them one. Definitely worth visiting in a beautiful small town of Pontiac.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JukkaW
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This place was very well set up and had so much to see. If you're a route 66 enthusiast and/or a history buff, you will love all that this museum has to offer. We spent at least 2 hours here and it probably wasn't enough....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChristyWanderinGypsy
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Cute town!!!Great history along Route 66.You are greeted right away and you get a little explanation about the museum.Its free admission but accepts donations.My son who is pre-teen really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.
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.
Ja'Nyza J
February 8, 2015|
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Response from johnwV3884UL | 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