Plan Your Stay

With so much to do and see in Pontiac, where do you start? We've gathered information on our most popular attractions, lodging, and dining options here for you to peruse. Of course, that doesn't mean we've answered every question or scenario you might have; feel free to reach out to us for more information! We want to make your visit fantastic.

Phone: 815-844-5847

Fax: 815-842-3885



Pontiac is becoming a popular visitor destination for many reasons. We are home to 4 wonderful museums - all of them with free admission.  This page provides basic information about all of our museums and exhibits.

Route 66 Mural


Contact information and internet links for the hotels in Pontiac.  This page also contains a link to the list of Pontiac restaurants.


Browse the list of local Pontiac restaurants and find a warm and delightful meal.  This page also contains a link to Pontiac lodging options. 

Upcoming Events and Festivals

Large scale events we think you might be interested in.

Ask A Question

We understand that we might not have thought of every question that might be asked about Pontiac, our many attractions, or the local accommodations and amenities. You can ask us your question in a variety of ways.

Download / Print a Map

You can download and print a city map and a map of downtown Pontiac.


There's never a dull moment here, especially with these great entertainment options!

Express A Concern

The Tourism Office of the City of Pontiac is always looking for ways to enhance our visitor's experience. If you want to tell us about something you liked, something you wanted to see or do, or share any other reactions, please feel free to tell us.

Google Map with Attractions

View and interact with a Google map that has the Pontiac Attractions noted with red pushpins.

Make a Trolley Request

We like to say the Pontiac Jolly Trolley gives you the best view of Pontiac! You can 'hop on' and 'hop off'  on Saturdays during the summer to see a loop of some of our attractions. But for those groups who can't make it on a Saturday to see the tour, you can request a Trolley tour of your very own. You may submit your trolley reservation request online by using the Trolley Reservation Request Form or give us a call at 815-844-1187.

Request A Guided Group Tour

On Saturdays during the tourist season (April-October), the Pontiac Jolly Trolley offers a free guided tour to most of the city's major attractions.  The Tourism office may be able to provide a tour guide for walking tours, please contact us. 

Request An Information Pack

Although much of our tourist information is available here on our web site, we understand that you may need paper copies of some brochures or pamphlets. If you would like to receive copies of selected materials via the mail, please use the online Information Request Form.

RV & Campsites

We welcome all campers. Discover locations of our local campgrounds and make Pontiac a stop on your travels.


We have compiled easy to scan pages helping you get around Pontiac easily. Find various ways to arrive to Pontiac (car, train and air) and how to get around Pontiac once you arrive.