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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Address: 205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
Phone Number: +1 815-842-2345
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The museum, centrally located on Route 66, offers rotating exhibits to...

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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Great Small Town Treasure

A jewel in a small town on Route 66. Local appreciate it but guests through town enjoy it much. Also enjoy lunch or a slice of homemade pie on the town square on the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pontiac, Illinois
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do these guys realize Pontiacs were named after the city where the company was established? Pontiac, MICHIGAN? A bit misleading. That being said.....the museum is not bad. A good collection of cars....many a bit newer than my taste....but something of interest for any car person.

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Pontiac, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A jewel in a small town on Route 66. Local appreciate it but guests through town enjoy it much. Also enjoy lunch or a slice of homemade pie on the town square on the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is by far the coolest I've seen in the USA. The Director is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Pontiac Muscle Cars. Thanks Tim Dye

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Ravenna, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Little museum for the history of Pontiac Autos. was small but very nice. a bit of history and the building was beautiful. Husband is a huge fan of the cars and was a nice surprise for him.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

For car enthusiats you would have to go a long way to beat this museum. Spacious and well laid out there was plenty to look at even for the non car enthusiast

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Alliston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A neat museum for those Pontiac lovers, we as Buick lovers enjoyed it too, the cars were displayed nicely and lots of them with some special rare models on display

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As an owner of three Pontiac, this is a place for a Pontiac owner. They have a nice library of Pontiac memorabilia and a nice display of many Pontiac. Pontiac, Illinois is on the old route 66 and is a very nice town. I was donating several "tubs" of Pontiac literature that I had collected over the years.

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Pontiac, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you are into old cars, specially old Pontiacs, this is a must stop. Museum is well kept and well organized. If you can plan your trip around a special event (Trans Am Rally, etc) they have a lot of enthusiasts that bring their cars in as well.

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Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Driving rt 66 and stopped here to surprise my husband who is a big Pontiac guy. He loved it!! We even met the Mayor of the city. Everyone was friendly and over the top helpful. We loved our time spent here.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Can you guess what type of cars were in this museum? It was a very nice display with quite a few cars. Person there was very knowledgeable.

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