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“Kicks on Route 66”

Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Pontiac
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Visited Pontiac, IL as part of a car club road trip along Route 66. One of main stops in Pontiac was the Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum. What an amazing facility! Due to space constraints, they can only have a portion of the car collection on display at one time (I think there were 15 cars on the floor), but that's a great reason to make return visits. The collectibles, manuals & promo materials on display were really fun to look at, the vignettes they had set up for some of the cars (such as a camping scene for the Parisienne) were creative, and the staff was very welcoming. There is no charge for admittance, but they do accept donations. There are other Route 66 museums in town that were just as interesting to experience. The mayor was even on hand to welcome us and share some stories. Everyone was very hospitable, and I look forward to going back again.

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

This museum isn't the biggest, but is one of the nicest around. Even if you're not a Pontiac fan, this museum will delight you with all of it's displays, cars, memorabiia, and atmosphere (lighting and wonderful wood flooring). Combine this museum with the Route 66 and the Wall Dog museum, and you'll will end up spending a great morning or afternoon in Pontiac,Il. Oh...they're all free.

Thank JandK-travelDuo
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Love it! I tell everyone I meet that if they see nothing else in Pontiac, so see this museum. Great souvenirs too.

Thank nairotci
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

The museum has a library that you would not believe. It has so many car magazines and books that you could spend just days there looking through everything. The museum offers several different movies, each about 10-15 minutes in length that are very interesting. The museum does not offer a big selection of vehicles to view, but the library and movies together with the vehicles make it a must see. Cost is optional donation.

Thank ANNETTE678
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

The museum was very interesting. The people were so friendly and knowlable. The museum was very easy to get to and I would go back.

Thank Lisa S
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