They say go big or go home. And this Route 66 stop is BIG: the Route 66 Shield Mural in Pontiac, Illinois is one of the most photographed murals on the Mother Road.
The first, the biggest, and the most well-known Route 66 mural in Pontiac, Illinois, and perhaps on the entire Route, is the Route 66 Shield Mural.
Painted by Diaz Sign Art in 2006 on the exterior wall of the Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum (next to the vintage Wishing Well Motel sign), it’s a quintessential stop for Route 66 photos in Pontiac. You can even drive your car up in front of it! In front of the mural are original red bricks from the route itself.
More than 20 other works of public art painted across the historic Pontiac downtown that give the town the moniker, Route 66 Mural City. Be sure to look for them all while you’re in town!
Route 66 Shield Mural
Address: Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, 110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See