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Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum

110 W Howard St, Pontiac, Illinois 61764 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Sun 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“Memorabilia from the Mother Road”

The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum is the respository for thousands of pieces of historic memorabilia from the glory days of the Mother Road.  Come learn the history of Route 66 in Illinois, see images of the road's wonderful history, and hear a few great stories about life in America when Route 66 was the most important highway in the nation.  

Summer Hours (April - October) 
Monday thru Friday - 9 am - 5 pm 
Saturday & Sunday - 10 am - 4 pm 

Winter Hours (November - March) 
Monday thru Friday - 10 am - 4 pm 
Saturday & Sunday - 10 am - 4 pm 

FREE ADMISSION  - We Love Donations! 

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Reviewed by
IceCreamwithSprinkles

  • 9 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
April 10, 2014

My dad was happy about meeting and talking to a veteran in the war museum within the museum. Everything was vintage and adorable(some we're even for sale).

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Fflyddrum1

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 2, 2014

Great stop! Lots of picture spots around the downtown as well. Museum has some neat relics to see.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
caitxedge

  • 5 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
March 26, 2014

03.25.14: A lot of artifacts as related to Route 66. Interesting stuff for a quick stop off in Pontiac. Lots of other thing to look at within the building as well.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Mark H

  • 24 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0

You have to stop here to see the murals.....definitely worth the stop.....I have some great photos, but no way to post them on here.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
marnyrachel

  • 25 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
January 19, 2015

This is a historic building downtown that has different museum displays on different floors. The Rt 66 stuff is cool but the War Memorial is awesome! It was a fun trip with my kids and we walked down the street to the Poniac car museum which made the trip!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 624 Helpful
September 7, 2014
Rated 3.0

Very cool museum, though I'm going to warn you, there are loads of Route 66 museums along the road and after the first couple they really are all alike. Very similar exhibits and artifacts. Also, the gift shops all carry the same merchandise. Good thing is the museums are cheap, and it's nice to stop by and support what they're doing.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
csalerno90

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 29, 2014
Rated 4.0

Town is really small but the museum is great! It is very fun place to get an idea of what to expect on route 66

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Karin.Johnson.Howard

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 23, 2014

I am so happy I stopped and saw this museum. I especially love the map on the wall. I love maps anyway but this one was painted on and you can see all the stops on Route 66!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
angelica30

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 19, 2017

This place was amazing!! The Livingston War Museum was definitely worth the stop. They honor over 300 soldiers/veterans by sharing their stories. A must see!

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Reviewed by
mla000

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 26, 2017
Rated 5.0

The Livingston County War museum upstairs was amazing!! We got to see many artifacts and hear a few stories by one of the workers there. A definite must stop for a little war history. They also have a great program where schools can Skype in with their class and meet and talk to American veterans as well an an audio tour you can listen to anywhere. Go check it out!!

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Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum

110 W Howard St
Pontiac, Illinois
61764 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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