What to do and see in Pontiac, Illinois (IL): The Best Things to do Good for a Rainy Day

June 28, 2021 Agatha Simes

Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,931 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Livingston County. The town is also the setting of the 1984 movie, Grandview, U.S.A.
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1. IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1820 +1 815-844-4566 http://il66assoc.org/attraction/route-66-association-hall-fame-museum
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4.5 based on 319 reviews

IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum

Reviewed By TeamWard - Nottingham, United Kingdom

A great place to start your immersion of Route 66,housed in a historic fire station, several different rooms to venture through, my favourite the WWII stuff, some cool people work their, very friendly, well worth your time.

2. Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

205 N Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1906 +1 815-842-2345 [email protected] http://www.pontiacoaklandmuseum.org/
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4.5 based on 243 reviews

Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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!

Reviewed By bolisetti - Bloomington, United States

Very neat place, cars are amazing. If you have been to near by place, must visit spot. Bicycles are also there. Visit is free, only donations accepted.

3. Livingston County War Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929 +1 815-842-0301 [email protected] http://www.livingstoncountywarmuseum.com
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Livingston County War Museum

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!

Reviewed By Bergmom

This museum is an absolute gem and a must see for every American who can get there. There was a lovely, kind gentleman working there who is a retired Sailor and was a wealth of knowledge. They have literally thousands of artifacts and so much to see. I knew there would be uniforms in the museum but what I didn’t know is that all of the uniforms belonged to individuals around the area who had each served their country. Each uniform has the person’s ribbons and medals as well, and a QR code you can scan for more pictures and information of that person. It was a surprisingly emotional experience and I’m so grateful this was recommended to us. Pontiac and it’s residents should be extremely proud of their dedication to the country, to history and to patriotism!

4. International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929 +1 815-844-5847 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/walldogmuseum/
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum

Reviewed By 698nital - Pittsburgh, United States

Loved following the footsteps in town and finding the murals painted by "Wall Digs," which we learned about at the museum. Of course, the footsteps take you past shops and restaurants, but what a great way to see Pontiac. Loved it!!

5. Museum of the Gilding Arts

219 S Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-2421 +1 815-844-5847 https://www.facebook.com/Museum-of-the-Gilding-Arts-297738450322602/
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Museum of the Gilding Arts

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