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Livingston County War Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1929
+1 815-842-0301
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I probably need to say that I am a member of the museum, even though I live far away, and may be... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
3dvizwiz
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Boulder, CO, USA
Favorite museum in Pontiac

This isn't the flashiest museum in Pontiac (a little town with a lot of museums!) but it is my... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2015
prairiemom
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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 22 June 2015

I probably need to say that I am a member of the museum, even though I live far away, and may be prejudiced since so many friends of my family are represented at the museum (through their service records). Having said that, this is still...More

4  Thank 3dvizwiz
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

This isn't the flashiest museum in Pontiac (a little town with a lot of museums!) but it is my favorite. The aura of the reality of war comes through the exhibits in a way that is up close and personal. The docents are actual veterans...More

4  Thank prairiemom
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

Came upon this museum while we were driving on old Route 66. Very informed and passionate tour guides. So much to look at, we got there later in the day and didn't have time to see it all.

4  Thank Bridget S
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I've gone several times with my family. The gentleman there gladly guide you through the many, many mannequins wearing decorated uniforms of the brave soldiers of Livingston County. Each soldiers is represented in such an honorable way. The artifacts, phitis, and videos are incredible! Definitely,...More

4  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

Completely impressed by the war memorabilia, didn't think I would enjoy it, but ended up being awestruck by it. Loved the wall with all the old newspaper headlines from WWII, so neat to read, not to mention all the uniforms of different eras and branches....More

4  Thank Family1234565
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

A nice step back in time for a prior service member. Many items on display, all collected by the local populist. Run by volunteers, I assume most have been in the service. You can also visit the IL Route 66 Museum in the same building....More

4  Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Same building as the Route 66 Museum. It was breath taking walking in and seeing all the military uniforms and memorabilia from the wars. I'm a veteran and this museum brought back memories of my military life. You've got to stop in if your in...More

5  Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

This was an unexpected treat when we visited Pontiac Illinois. The time was very well spent looking at all of the displays and talking with Dave Estes, the son of the founder.

5  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

It's hard to believe all the memorabilia and relics they have crammed into such a small upstairs area but it is well worth the stop. There are volunteers working there that will share stories with you and answer questions as well. Last time I was...More

7  Thank ILTraveller61764
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Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

Brought tears to my eyes when touring this museum. A great tribute to those who served our country, some paying the ultimate sacrifice. God bless all those that served.

6  Thank Robisky
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