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Livingston County War Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
+1 815-842-0301
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Definitely visit

This place had so much history. The staff, who volunteer, was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Wonderful learning experience

Took my young boys here. This was a great way for them to learn about what our veterans have done... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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We are a hands-on, living history museum featuring displays, artifacts and uniforms of local soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our staff is made up of military veterans who are present to share their experiences with you. We are located next to the Route 66 Museum. Visited by guests from over 75 countries since 2004. Free admission. Free parking. Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat 10 - 4, Sun 12 - 4. See you on Route 66!
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible1%
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321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
+1 815-842-0301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place had so much history. The staff, who volunteer, was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend this free museum to everyone. The trolley stop is right out front, and free parking across the street.

Thank amyjo777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my young boys here. This was a great way for them to learn about what our veterans have done to protect our country. Thanks to the great people who run this museum.

Thank hbohano
PontiacWarMuseum, Owner at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive of our museum. We hope that you will visit again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is loaded with info & memorabilia. The volunteers are very knowledgeable as well. I would recommend it to anyone but small children would have to be carefully watched as there are a lot of irreplaceable items.

1  Thank tuttid53
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a very moving time here. The guides were very good and told a lot of stories, which really helped to personalize the experience.

1  Thank aby61
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Traveling from Chicago to Springfield, IL, we stopped in Pontiac. Museum has interesting collection of old military uniforms and memorabilia. Would not likely travel to see this museum specifically, but since we were just downstairs at the Route 66 Museum, it was a nice little...More

1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum really makes you think about the sacrifice our soldiers and their families make and made for our county. It is a very humbling experience. There is stuff jam packed in this museum. You could never see it all.

1  Thank mer1264
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A special tribute to honor all of our country's war veterans. Nicely done and the staff are very knowledgeable; lots of uniforms and memorabilia. Well done.

1  Thank alecsgrandma
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Attached to the Route 66 museum, this place will surprise you at the amount of military uniforms they have on hand. There are other artifacts as well. Worth taking a look, if for no other reason than to remember why you have the right to...More

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Some of the manikins in uniform look very real! Well worth the price of the donation. the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Allen_M_54
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We truly enjoyed the personalized approach taken by this museum. Stocked with uniforms, medals and memorabilia donated by local county and area residents allows the museum and its extremely knowledgeable volunteers to tell the stories of these individuals in a way few museums can. It...More

1  Thank glena878
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