.Route 66 history in Pontiac dates back to the earliest days of the "Mother Road." From the road's inception in 1926, through its decommissioning in the 1980s, Pontiac has been blessed with a number of famous Route 66 icons. There have been four different alignments of Route 66 as it made its way through town. Today there are six wayside exhibits in Pontiac, and each...
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Mural Tour, Pontiac, Illinois.
Pontiac currently has over 20 outdoor murals which depict its local commercial, cultural, and political history.
The largest mural is the Route 66 shield found on the back of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum.18 murals were painted by the Walldogs, a collection of sign painters and muralists who came to town in...
Route 66 Shield Mural - Designed and painted by Diaz Sign Art of Pontiac, IL.
Location: The outside back wall of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum. 110 West Howard Street.The Route 66 Shield Mural is our oldest mural. It was painted in 2006 by the wonderful artists at Diaz Sign Art. This shield is...
Art Cars in Pontiac, Illinois.
In the downtown Pontiac shopping district, there are 15 miniature cars. These Art Cars have been decorated in a variety of styles by our local artists and art groups.
There are 10 '57 Chevys and 5 pickup trucks.
The Pontiac Art Cars are a seasonal display. They go into storage for the winter.
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