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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
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+1 815-844-4566
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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This museum is a definite must! They have so many exhibits and memorabilia! There is a Rt 66 museum,1940s room, Civil War Music Room, War Museum and much more! All the volunteers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alexis Illinois
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Alexis Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a definite must! They have so many exhibits and memorabilia! There is a Rt 66 museum,1940s room, Civil War Music Room, War Museum and much more! All the volunteers were very nice and knowledgeable. There is also a trolley which runs through town giving you a lot of information. All the museums and the Trolley are donation... More 

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chicago, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way from Chicago to Springfield and decided to stop in Pontiac. The museum is small, but stuffed with artifacts. Serious Americana. The displays are old-fashioned and not interactive - so not the most fun for little ones, but interesting for adults. Admission was FREE - so definitely worth the price. The staff member who greeted us was very... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have been doing Route 66 and stopped in Pontiac to see the museums there. They all seem to be free, just want a donation. They have such neat things to see. I love visiting them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. We learned some interesting information on some of the towns we had been to on our way from St. Louis. Unfortunately the museum does not update things such as when places close, people die, or landmarks are removed. So go and realize all information is at least 10 years old.

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Thank billandshell
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

How can anyone ever get a big enough dose of Americana? You can't, especially for the admission price of FREE. I highly encourage you to make a donation while you are there. Lot's of neat little artifacts from business's and people connected to the Mother Road of America. If you have the time to look closely, you will find it... More 

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Chennai, India
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It is in down town area near the route 66 in Pontiac, Good Attraction for the other person from different location

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Bradley, Illinois
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This museum was well worth the price of donation. Lots to see. Allow at least one hour. Very nice staff,

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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