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Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
Illinois Route 66 Museum & Hall of Fame Has Reopened! The State of Illinois has entered Phase 4: Revitalization of the COVID-19 plan. That means that the museum has opened their doors to the public, with some modifications and conditions. According to these guidelines, museums may operate public-facing areas of their establishments at no more than 25% of occupancy at any given time. We must all continue to social distance, frequently wash our hands and cover our faces to maintain progress in overcoming COVID-19. We hope you'll cooperate with the safety practices that are in place so that all museum visitors can enjoy a healthy and enjoyable experience. Hours of operation: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 7 days a week through the end of the year.

Housed in a historic firehouse, this facility tells the story of the people and places that have been inducted into the hall of fame. The museum displays significant Illinois artifacts from along Route 66. Upstairs is the exhibit "Route 66- A Photo Journal," a series of pictures by Michael Campanelli, that captures the true spirit of Route 66. The Life in the 1940's exhibits features four rooms, completely furnished with furniture and knick-knacks from the era. Be sure to also stop into the "Stage Door Canteen" to enjoy some vintage 1940's music. The museum is home of the Bob Waldmire Experience exhibit and Bob's famous Road Yacht and VW Bus. Painted on the back of the building is the famous gigantic Route 66 shield mural. Open 7 days a week excluding major holidays.

Alignment 1926||1930||1940
Northern Region

110 West Howard Street
Pontiac, IL

(815) 844-4566
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