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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Address: 205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
Phone Number: +1 815-842-2345
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The museum, centrally located on Route 66, offers rotating exhibits to...

The museum, centrally located on Route 66, offers rotating exhibits to ensure a new and exciting experience each time you stop in. As the only Pontiac-Oakland museum in the world, we display hundreds of pieces of memorabilia alongside the selection of cars. For car enthusiasts, we offer a behind the scenes tour led by museum staff (by appointment only). Be sure to visit our gift shop that offers books, clothing, and other unique items focused on Pontiac and Route 66. The Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum was one of TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence winners. Pontiac, Illinois offers other exciting museums and attractions, so please put Pontiac on your list of places to visit!

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Pontiac Museum

As an owner of three Pontiac, this is a place for a Pontiac owner. They have a nice library of Pontiac memorabilia and a nice display of many Pontiac. Pontiac, Illinois is on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Larry W
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As an owner of three Pontiac, this is a place for a Pontiac owner. They have a nice library of Pontiac memorabilia and a nice display of many Pontiac. Pontiac, Illinois is on the old route 66 and is a very nice town. I was donating several "tubs" of Pontiac literature that I had collected over the years.

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Pontiac, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into old cars, specially old Pontiacs, this is a must stop. Museum is well kept and well organized. If you can plan your trip around a special event (Trans Am Rally, etc) they have a lot of enthusiasts that bring their cars in as well.

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Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving rt 66 and stopped here to surprise my husband who is a big Pontiac guy. He loved it!! We even met the Mayor of the city. Everyone was friendly and over the top helpful. We loved our time spent here.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can you guess what type of cars were in this museum? It was a very nice display with quite a few cars. Person there was very knowledgeable.

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Thank mcriss50
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family business, really well taken care off and great things to see for car lovers. A lot of us history to learn.

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Hazel Green, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice display of cars, it is on the smaller side , but very interesting! Nice older cars on display, staff was friendly!,

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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum is a small museum that has a good representation of cars. From a vehicle representing the dust-bowl era of the Mother Road to race cars adorn the floor of this museum. The museum is decorated more like a showroom floor with class than a museum. Tim and Penny Dye, the owners whom I have met on... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

I would tell everyone to check it out, its a small museum but it has a lot of cool cars, information on Pontiacs. and lady is very friendly

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Thank whtiger1
Pontiac, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Most museums are musty and clunky. Not this one! This museum has class! Only the best Pontiacs grace this museum in period settings. This museum includes a research room with all the facts on Pontiac cars, as well as a tour guide who knows everything you want to know about Pontiacs. Definitely a famly museum that everyone will love!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see anytime you are in the area. Great exhibits and very friendly helpful staff. Definitely a five star attraction.

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