Pontiac, Illinois

Locations | Events | Scenes from the Area

The Town of Pontiac, IL truly embraces Route 66.  Head over to the Route 66 Hall of Fame and see exhibits highlighting “The Mother Road” throughout the state.  Check out all 27 murals throughout the town, including the World’s Largest Rt. 66 Painted Shield.  Don’t miss the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum, the Museum of the Gilding Arts, and the great shopping throughout downtown.


Best Western Pontiac Inn

You’ll feel right at home at the Best Western Pontiac Inn. Located in Pontiac, Illinois, this is the perfect place to stay for a productive business trip or a relaxing vacation. Nearby businesses include Caterpillar, R.R. Donnelly, Mecalux, Anthony Liftgates, and Exact Packaging. Rejuvenate after your business meetings or spend the weekend exploring area attractions such as Historic Route 66, Illinois Route 66 Association Hall of Fame, Livingston County War Museum, Pontiac-Oakland ...

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Greater Livingston County Arts Council

The Greater Livingston County Arts Council is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2016 to provide opportunities for education, growth and appreciation of the visual fine arts in the Livingston County Area and to support the Pontiac Community Art Center. The Pontiac Community Art Center nurtures the creativity found within the collection of artists and art groups located in the City of Pontiac and surrounding area. The Art Center is a studio, teaching space, gallery ...

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Hampton Inn Pontiac

When you're on a road trip, like traveling down Historic Route 66 - you'll get to experience some different and unique things. When it comes to where you sleep, sometimes, the familiar comforts are the best. When you stay at the Hampton Inn in Pontiac, you get all the comforts and conveniences of this national Hotel chain. The location is just off of Interstate 55, not too far away from the amazing Route 66 downtown that Pontiac is known for. Check out the Illinois Route 66 ...

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Old Log Cabin

Old Log Cabin in Pontiac, Illinois is one of the oldest restaurants located on Historic Route 66. Enjoy the quaintness of the dining room or sit out on the patio watching the views of the “Mother Road”. Grab a seat at the full service bar next to a local and learn all about the history of Route 66. People from all over the world have stopped at the Old Log Cabin for a home cooked meal and each visit they are made to feel right at home.

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PK UnKorked Wine Shop and Tasting Room

PK UnKorked Wine Shop and Tasting Room is perfectly located right on the square in historic Downtown Pontiac, Illinois just off of the famous Route 66. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in their cozy lounge area sipping on one of over 100 wines while overlooking Downtown Pontiac. No Route 66 journey is complete without trying their Route 66 labeled wine, you won’t be disappointed and you may even bring some home with you to remember your journey.

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Quality Inn Pontiac

The Quality Inn Pontiac is just off of I-55 and near Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, Yost House Museum and the Art Center. Delivering friendly customer service, free WIFI, and complementary fresh and healthy breakfast, make the Quality Inn Pontiac your oasis for your getaway to the Route 66.

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Route 66 Kites and Board Games

Route 66 Kites and Board Games is located off of Historic Route 66 in Downtown Pontiac and offers kites, flags, windsocks, disc golf, games and toys. We also carry some “fun” gift items which include Route 66 souvenirs and other things. Be sure to stop in and check out the store as there will be something for everyone! Not sure what to give someone Route 66 Kites and Board Games also has egift cards that make perfect gifts.

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The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center

The newly renovated Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center first opened in December of 1939 as a movie house. Its first movie was The Wizard of Oz. After many successful years as a movie theater it was home to an indoor paintball range as well as an indoor skateboard park. When the City of Pontiac purchased the building they took proposals for what to do with it. A local theatre troupe proposed the idea of a dinner theatre and the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference ...

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The Palamar Motel

The Palamar Motel is located on Historic Route 66 and minutes from Downtown Pontiac, Illinois. A stay at the Palamar Motel should include a stop at the Route 66 classic, Cozy Inn Restaurant. Plus you will close to the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, and the old Pontiac Trail. The City of Pontiac is best known for its famous Pontiac Murals.

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Pontiac, Illinois Events

As you travel through the Heritage Corridor, One thing becomes clear, there is always something going on somewhere!

Scenes from Around the Corridor