Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois

The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois tells the story of the Mother Road from inception to present day with thousands of artifacts, memorabilia, articles, and more. Stop in to learn about all of the famed stops, places, and people who have been inducted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame.

Highlights include booths from the world’s first Steak and Shake, Bob Waldmire’s VW Van, displays on all the classic must see Route 66 stops (from Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant to Cozy Dog Drive In), vintage gas pumps, maps, and more.

Outside the museum you can continue to explore: on the side of the building is painted the world’s largest Route 66 shield mural and you can also find a vintage Wishing Well Motel sign and Bob Waldmire’s famous Road Yacht (Waldmire is a Route 66 icon who spent years traveling the Mother Road). Pontiac is dubbed “Route 66 Mural City” for a reason, explore the immediately surrounding area and beyond for murals depicting the history of Pontiac.

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Bob Waldmire's famous Road Yacht at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Bob Waldmire’s Road Yacht
Bob Waldmire's famous Road Yacht at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Wishing Well Motel sign at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Wishing Well Motel sign
Wishing Well Motel sign at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Lou Mitchell's display at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Lou Mitchell’s display
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Bob Waldmire's VW Van at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Bob Waldmire’s VW Van
Bob Waldmire's VW Van at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Bob Waldmire's VW Van at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Bob Waldmire's VW Van at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Steak and Shake booth at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Steak and Shake booth
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Route 66 map at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Cozy Dog Drive In Display at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois
Cozy Dog Drive In Display
Cozy Dog Drive In Display at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, Illinois

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum

Address: 110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764
Cost: Donations Accepted
Hours: 10am-4pm, daily

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The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontic, Illinois tells the story of the Mother Road with thousands of artifacts, memorabilia, articles, and more. Stop in to learn about all of the famed stops, places, and people who have been inducted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame.  #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #IllinoisRoute66 #Illinois #IllinoisRoadTrip #IllinoisRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip
The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontic, Illinois tells the story of the Mother Road with thousands of artifacts, memorabilia, articles, and more. Stop in to learn about all of the famed stops, places, and people who have been inducted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame.  #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #IllinoisRoute66 #Illinois #IllinoisRoadTrip #IllinoisRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!