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Livingston County War Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
+1 815-842-0301
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Amazing Museum

This is a FREE wonderful military museum located on the third floor of the Rt66 museum and visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aerowing
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Monee, Illinois
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fascinating facts!

The guide knew many facts even details about spending 8 hours curled up in the lower part of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
b0nnienedza
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Kankakee, Illinois
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We are a hands-on, living history museum featuring displays, artifacts and uniforms of local soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our staff is made up of military veterans who are present to share their experiences with you. We are located next to the Route 66 Museum. Visited by guests from over 75 countries since 2004. Free admission. Free parking. Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat 10 - 4, Sun 12 - 4. See you on Route 66!
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321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a FREE wonderful military museum located on the third floor of the Rt66 museum and visitors center. Have no fear, there is an elevator available! The museum covers all wars. It’s not a big place but it’s packed full of historical items and...More

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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide knew many facts even details about spending 8 hours curled up in the lower part of the plane, manning the gun, in a small tight place where you couldn't even have a parachute with you, in case you needed it. The amazing work...More

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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive response to our museum! Please come back!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although small, it is powerful with all the uniforms and medals displayed. Many are from local folks who have served from World War through the current conflicts. One of the gentlemen there was passionate about the museum, especially since it had information and souvenirs from...More

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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive response. I am the gentleman that you wrote about. Very proud of my Dad and Mom and all the veterans whose stories we tell here. Please come back again!

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is incredible. It features local war heroes and showcases lots of locally donated items from those who were in the war. It's beautiful and I highly recommend.

Thank Whitm0214
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation. Hope you will come back again!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I did not think the kids and I were going to enjoy the museum. My kids are 18 and 22. We all we so intrigued with all the history and stories inside. So much to see we plan on going back because we know we...More

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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive comments. We hope to see you and your family again!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This is really impressive. There’s just SO MANY uniforms! It’s eerie to be in a room with that many uniforms. Real uniforms. It almost feels haunted by the scores of old soldiers who wore them. There’s a few dioramas too. A radio station and a...More

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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive response. Please visit us again!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This place left my wife and myself totally in awe. Unbelievable how much history they have compiled and are now sharing with the public. Highly recommended that you not miss this when in Pontiac.

Thank LiveEachDay
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your positive review! We hope you will visit us again. David Estes Education Director Livingston County War Museum Dal Estes Education

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Such a selection of military memorabilia including tons of actual uniforms with the service person's name and photo attached.

Thank Dawnie_Bird
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you for your positive review of our museum!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I hadnt realized this was in the same building as another museum so I had not allowed for a whole lot of extra time. However once we entered it we realized this would be time consuming. They display so many uniforms, across different military branches,...More

Thank Jen B
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for your positive review. Hope you will return again! David Estes - Education Director

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Another Pontiac museum that is chock full of history and memorabilia. Covering all American wars, there are uniforms, firearms, letters to/from soldiers, their memories, photos. You can go through at your own pace; you're sure to find something that interests you.

Thank Jean M
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PontiacWarMuseum, Manager at Livingston County War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you for your positive review of our museum. Please come back to see us!

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