Pontiac, Illinois: Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum

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Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum

Address:
110 W. Howard St., Pontiac, IL
Directions:
I-55 exit 197. Follow Hwy 116 about two miles east into town. Turn right onto Howard St. The museum is about one mile east, on the corner of Howard and Main Sts, on the south side, in an old firehouse. There may be a giant Route 66 sign painted on the south side of the building.
Hours:
Summer M-F 9 am - 5 pm, Sa-Su 10 am - 4 pm, fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
815-844-4566
RA Rates:
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Route 66 Museum.

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
For those who can't get enough of Route 66 in Illinois by driving on it -- a collection of memorabilia and Bob Waldmire's School Bus Road Yacht. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/15/2011]
Pontiac, Illinois - Rt. 66 Bus Arrives To Bewitch The Faithful
Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum: Route 66 is America's most loved road. Bob Waldmire was its most loved driver. Does that make Bob's bus America's most loved vehicle? [05/07/2011] Complete Story...

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Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum

Mr. Waldmire's VW van, which he named Waldmore, is inside the museum, and was the inspiration for Fillmore, the VW van in the movie Cars. He met John Lassiter while he was traveling Route 66 looking for ideas. They still sell their famous "What the F---! Is that Filmore?" t-shirts.

[Ben Perdue, 06/15/2016]

Route 66 Pontiac, Illinois.

Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum

Don't miss the original Rt 66 paving bricks found behind this wonderful museum. They let you pull right up and take a pic in front of this cool mural!

[Jason & Mary Berry, 02/14/2010]
Town Plans Largest Route 66 Mural

Pontiac, Illinois, plans to put itself on the map with a Route 66 mural. At 25 feet tall, according to some experts, it will be the largest Route 66 in the world (although we know of ones that are longer).

... [01/21/2007] Complete News Story

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