Pontiac is fast becoming a major tourist attraction for Route 66 heritage travelers and others. We have a variety of attractions that may interest you. For more information on Pontiac's attractions, we encourage you to visit our Tourism website. There we have gathered lots of information on all the things that Pontiac has to offer.


  • Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum & Resource Center
  • Livingston County War Museum
  • Museum of the Gilding Arts
  • Livingston County Historical Society Museum


  • Bob Waldmire Experience
  • Music of the Civil War
  • Life in the 1940s
  • Walldog Mural and Sign Art Exhibit
  • Pontiac's Art Cars
  • 5 - Route 66 Byways Historical Markers
  • 9 - Looking For Lincoln Historical Storyboards


  • Pontiac has over 20 colorful, outdoor murals. Most are located in the downtown business district.

Swinging Bridges

  • Pontiac is the only community in Illinois able to boast of having three of these suspended pedestrian bridges. No visit to Pontiac is complete without the experience of walking over the Vermilion River using one of these swinging bridges

Historic Homes

  • Jones House - Built in 1857
  • Yost House Museum - Built in 1898-99
  • Strevell House - Built in 1850s, Last remaining structure in Livingston County to have hosted Lincoln.