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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!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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238 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This takes you back! Loved it all especially the kindness and hospitality of the staff on sat 5/18. The hood ornament and oil can collection are terrific. Never saw anything like it. Bathrooms were exceptionally clean. Great exhibit, town and people!

Visited May 2013
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Illinois
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194 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Man working there very nice.”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Not very big but good for a half a hour or so. It had some nice things like old records and such from many years ago.

Visited December 2012
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fascinating tribute to classic Pontiac cars”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The exhibits were nicely done and varied and the cars beautifully displayed. We were able to recall many stories from our parents day when we checked out the classic designs. I especially like the Library area. My husband was in heaven!

Visited November 2012
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London
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176 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice shiny Cars”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you like shiny cars this is for you. Small but sweet but worth a visit. A lot crammed in, and nice to dream.

Visited September 2012
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Pacific Grove, California
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What a surprise!!!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I thought this free museum was about Pontiac, the city in which it is located. Not so. This museum is about the auto. It contains some really old Pontiacs and its predecessor the Oakland (never heard of an Oakland until this museum). The owners are very friendly and helpful in explaining the cars. It even has an old Oakland horse buggy, the predecessor to the Oakland car, and a research library that contains repair manuals for many, if not all, Pontiacs.

Visited October 2012
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