Salem, Illinois: Pollard's Collection

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Pollard Motor Sales

Address:
1860 N. Broadway Ave., Salem, IL
Directions:
Pollard Motor Sales. I-57 exit 116. East on US Hwy 50 into downtown, then left (north) on Broadway/Hwy 37. Roughly two miles north, past Hardacre Rd, on the right.
Hours:
Daily 8 am -5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
618-548-2388
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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Pollard's Collection. Pollard's Collection
Mr. Pollard can't seem to throw anything away, including the plane crashed in his back yard. Outsider art at its goofy best. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/30/2011]

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Mayberry Police car. Pollard's Collection

There is now a Mayberry Police car up a tree. Poor Barney.

[Melissa, 04/08/2012]
Bumper guard at Pollard's. Pollard's Collection

There was so much odd stuff to see at Pollard's Collection! The Bumper Guard knight, the VW Spider, the 1957 Chevy Red Belair tomb...They've added a sign-in book so you can look back at past visitors. Definitely worth the detour!

[Darick Maasen, 07/17/2010]
Old cars. Pollard's Collection

Pollard's Collection has so much interesting stuff in the yard and an old car cemetery of sorts in the back and a shoe tree right by the front. Don't miss the boat up in the tree from the flood of '93!

[Amy L, 03/24/2009]
Shoe tree. Pollard's Collection

A "bumper crop," last accurate count I had was 337 but it has grown considerably since then. 15 foot bumper guard (suit of armor), 22-ft. cannon, bell wagon, pot rod , plane crashed in the back yard, giant lady bug... He has way too much stuff to list here but it's quite a collection. If you call or stop by he'll tell you all about it and show you as much as you want to see.

[Etta Fletcher, 09/03/2003]

March 2009: Photo added.

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