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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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Highly recommended stop!

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

Reviewed December 11, 2016
Bradley, Illinois
Great place to check out before any Route 66 trip - assuming you are starting in IL

A fantastic collection of Route 66 memorabilia and information for anyone planning to retrace the... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
Victoria, Canada
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3 days ago
“What a great way to explore Rt 66.”
1 week ago
“Great Route 66 museum and Americana stop”
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
+1 815-844-4566
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

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

Thank Allen_M_54
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.

Thank glena878
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...More

Thank 662marc
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...More

Thank grannye
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!

Thank Jesse R
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.

Thank Buicklover
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...More

Thank CckidnyIndiana
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Pontiac in Illinois is a town which has geared itself for Route 66 travellers. The museum is an excellent location to get some of the history of the route and also has local history as well. The outside of the building has an excellent mural...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed September 18, 2016

What a great use of the historic with the old and historic 66 memorabilia from bygone eras. The volunteer staff are exceptional and one can tell they love their 'job' and regaling history that should be remembered along the Mother Road. If you are lucky...More

Thank KEP12538
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We have decided that we are going to travel parts of Rt 66 throughout the country & this is where we started. The museum is a good place to start in this area.....a lot of information to read....so you could spend a long time if...More

Thank mcriss50
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Marilyn M
Is this a self guided museum
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.
Are you open in December and January?
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
how much does it cost?
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