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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Address: 205 N Mill Street, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906
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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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Family business, really well taken care off and great things to see for car lovers. A lot of us history to learn.

Reviewed 9 September 2016
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Family business, really well taken care off and great things to see for car lovers. A lot of us history to learn.

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Hazel Green, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice display of cars, it is on the smaller side , but very interesting! Nice older cars on display, staff was friendly!,

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Aurora, Ohio
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum is a small museum that has a good representation of cars. From a vehicle representing the dust-bowl era of the Mother Road to race cars adorn the floor of this museum. The museum is decorated more like a showroom floor with class than a museum. Tim and Penny Dye, the owners whom I have met on... More 

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Thank Angie_Ohio
Kankakee, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

I would tell everyone to check it out, its a small museum but it has a lot of cool cars, information on Pontiacs. and lady is very friendly

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Thank whtiger1
Pontiac, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Most museums are musty and clunky. Not this one! This museum has class! Only the best Pontiacs grace this museum in period settings. This museum includes a research room with all the facts on Pontiac cars, as well as a tour guide who knows everything you want to know about Pontiacs. Definitely a famly museum that everyone will love!

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must see anytime you are in the area. Great exhibits and very friendly helpful staff. Definitely a five star attraction.

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East Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This museum is four years young with a total of 17 autos. that range from two vehicles of 1912-Oakland Model 30 Touring & Pontiac Coupe & to a Fiero Coupe. Also displayed is a 1890's Pontiac horse & buggy. The floor is well laid out with no crowding of vehicles. A posted chain barrier keeps visitors a short distance from... More 

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Hamar, Norway
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a nice little museum in Pontiac. Nice cars and a must for people that like classic cars. They also sell signs, magnets, etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was one of my many Route 66 stops and one of the better ones. While small, there is still plenty to see and the combination of pontiac cars and other Route 66 memorabilia is extremely well done. You can also get up close and personal with all the displays and even touch a few for an added experience. Just... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Well worth stopping by to look at the immaculately restored Pontiacs and Oaklands - some great specimens here. Good rest rooms too!

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