Shopping in downtown Pontiac can be an adventure all its own. Around the square in downtown Pontiac you will find stores filled with kites and other outdoor wind-powered mobiles, Route 66 and Pontiac souvenirs from a baseball cap to a replica highway sign, the latest in women's fashions, an assortment of old fashioned candies and other treats, a fabulous German bakery in its third generation, restaurants with great food, greeting cards, postcards, candles, and much, much more.
Downtown shopping maps are available at the Route 66 Museum and the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. You may also use the City of Pontiac's Business Directory to locate information on a business by name or by type of business.
While you are strolling around downtown Pontiac, you might check out the Pontiac Charm Trail - it is a "charming" way to explore the shops of Pontiac!
Retail chain stores (Walmart, Walgreens, Big R, etc.) are located on the west side of Pontiac, near the intersection of I-55 and Illinois Route 116.