A recent (2018) Chinese version of Essentially America featured a photo of Pontiac's famous Route 66 Shield mural - and a "300 horsepower time-machine." This same photo was the cover image for an earlier multi-language edition of this same magazine. We love seeing our mural in print - come see it in person for yourself!
The Choosy Traveler Website has a list of "7 Picture-Perfect Small Cities and Towns" for your summer road trips. (Posted online April 16, 2018.) Pontiac is pleased to be one of those seven special locations. Hop in the car and come visit us! Read the full article here.
In the Life & Style section of the March 30, 2018 online edition of the Chicago Tribune, there is a list of "20 must-see cultural attractions in Illinois." The Route 66 Museum in Pontiac is listed along with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Chicago Art Institute, the Ravinia music festival, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and other places of cultural importance. We stand among good company. Check out the full list here.
A new magazine dedicated to the Mother Road, Route Magazine, has recently debuted (2018). In a wonderful story about Pontiac, the author, Efren Lopez, is quite complimentary about our city and his story includes some lovely photographs of our town. "Few towns along Route 66 represent the Mother Road more magically than Pontiac, Illinois," he writes. We certainly appreciate this view. Come see for yourself!
The November 2017 issue of Illinois Municipal League Review includes a story about "Time Travel Tourism." The story looks at how the past can enhance and make more meaningful the present; as it does along historic Route 66. In the article, Pontiac is called, "the preeminent expert" in using the past to create a new future in tourism.
International journalist, Qin Xie, recently made the trip through Illinois on Route 66 and had her pictures and story posted on October 31, 2017 on the Metro.co.uk website. Xie seems to have enjoyed many of the attractions that Pontiac offers the heritage traveler. We thank her for her visit, her kind words about us, and we hope to welcome her back in the future. Check out her story here.
In the October, 2017 issue of West Suburban Living, Susanne Corbett offers her take on traveling the section of historic Route 66 from Berwyn to Springfield. "Motoring Out from Chicago on RT 66" has suggestions, observations, and lots of good information about planning your own exploration of the Mother Road in Illinois. Pontiac is part of the story and our world famous Route 66 shield mural sure looks good.
The August 23, 2017 issue of Destinations magazine, distributed locally as part of the Bloomington, IL Pantagraph, has an informative article on why Route 66 endures both in memory and as a living, thriving road trip experience. Reporter Lenore Sobota does a wonderful job of explaining the magic of the Mother Road, and its international appeal. Our wonderful Route 66 Museum and its staff are part of the story.
The February, 2016 issue of Travel + Leisure, published in China, has a wonderful article on Route 66. We are part of the story!