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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Ranked #2 of 14 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 August 14, 2012

What a great display. Thank you to all the people that have set it up. A very enjoyable stroll down memory lane. Combine with the Museum and the mural gallery and enjoy the stroll.

Thank sydneydavid56
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

vvery nice exhibit of Pontiac cars and history. Loved chatting with the owner of the museum. Very well cared for attraction. Definitely would reccomend as a stop in Pontiac.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We went here on July 19, 2012 as part of a tour from the Pontiac convention going on in St. Charles, IL. This small museum has 10-15 cars, displayed very nicely. There's a counter and several racks with items for sale such as t-shirts magazines, postcards and pontiac-related novelty items. Memorabilia is sprinkled around in secured display cases. My husband was excited to see one of his favorite childhood toys in a case. But, the best part is the research area room. It's a well-organized library of tech spec literature, magazines and other pontiac-related printed items. We found three older magazines dedicated to our 25th anniversary trans am. There's no copier, however. So, be prepared to use your cell phone to document this literature in need be.

Thank profpat
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Beautiful cars, many in displays with historic items that evoke memories of days gone by.

Thank Printdame
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

This small, but nicely done car museum is a must if you are in central Illinois. The restored cars and the reference library can take you back in time quickly. Friendly staff, too!

Thank Gary B
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