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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
+1 815-842-2345
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Great Cars

A free place to visit ( donations are suggested ) for car lovers. Nice cars on the wonderfull... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mctru
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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Must see!

This is a small, but beautiful museum. They have a large collection that they rotate and a huge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
roadtrippinchick
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Pontiac, Illinois
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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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  • Terrible1%
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205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A free place to visit ( donations are suggested ) for car lovers. Nice cars on the wonderfull Route 66. You have to stop in Pontiac Illinois.

Thank mctru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, but beautiful museum. They have a large collection that they rotate and a huge library of Pontiac printed material. The cars are pristine and displayed creatively. The museum is housed in a historic building that was a department store and located...More

Thank roadtrippinchick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think any stop to Pontiac would be complete without a stop to this museum. The museum is free and has a nice collection of both cars and memorabilia. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a nice selection of souvenirs.

Thank jgaskins43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for Pontiac and especially GTO lovers like me! Fantastic cars and wonderful videos telling the Pontiac and GTO stories. Lots of auto memorabilia throughout. A most enjoyable visit for car lovers.

Thank Deggto
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is just the right size to be able to enjoy seeing all of the interesting Pontiac memorabilia and exhibits. The cars are beautiful! Everything is clean, well maintained, and displayed with good lighting. There are also lots of neat gift items to purchase....More

Thank justthe2ofus
Reviewed 10 May 2017

On our Route 66 tour we saw this museum and spent about 45 minutes there. Clearly it is focused on Pontiacs and had some nice newer and older cars on display which also illustrated life during the time of the cars. I enjoyed the comparison...More

1  Thank Warren007
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I took my wife and kids on a rainy day. I was very surprised with the layout and the number of items in the Museum. the displays are done very well, and they have a nice gift shop.

Thank mk12342015
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I do not why, but if you have American Express and you are in America LOL, why they don't accept this card. After that there is not too much to see. Unless you love Pontiac Cars there are like 10 cars but only 4 are...More

Thank Dexterlab27
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The cars are fantastic, well maintained and presented. The other displays are very interesting and informative. Only problem was my wife got stuck in the shop and did some damage to the visa plus I ended up with a Gaudy Route 66 shirt I have...More

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Traveling from Springfield from Chicago, we stopped in Pontiac. We were nearby at the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum - so we decided to stop in. Nicely displayed small exhibit of old cars and Route 66 memorabilia. Good gift shop with fun items.

Thank Helen K
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amandamorris123
What is the cost for adults and children?
14 August 2016|
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Response from seanmattingly68 | Reviewed this property |
free, or offer a donation
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Phyllis L
What time it opens on Monday and the restaurant's they have they and what is there to see?
24 July 2016|
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Response from mollie106 | Reviewed this property |
The Pontiac automobile museum has two great restaurants next door--DeLong's and Bernardi's. DeLong's have the best ribeye sandwiches and Bernardi's has the best fried chicken.
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Phyllis L
What time does the museum open on Monday?
24 July 2016|
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Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
9 am winter hours or 10 am summer hours . They have a website too.
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