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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

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Address: 110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820
Phone Number: +1 815-844-4566
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Sat - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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 route and an exceptional museum host in Rose. We spent a very enjoyable hour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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 delightfully and informed. Upstairs there is second museum that is a great flashback to the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 the war museum of uniforms in the same building. We could have spent much longer... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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!

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Alliston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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.

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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 heyday. The shops on the square and the advertising murals on the brick buildings are... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 to Route 66. There are a number of buildings surrounding the museum which have also... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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 enough to see Bob Waldmires school bus home, you are lucky! It's the original tiny... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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 you read everything but we kind of breezed through most. The woman at the desk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

"What route 66 provides, andd you are enjoying today, is the history of yesterday. What we do today will become the history of tomorrow." Such a fun and beautiful place to learn about route 66!!

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