What People Say About Pontiac

Over the course of the years, some of our visitors have been so kind as to take the time to send us their reactions to their trip to Pontiac.  Most of the comments are positive, but we are always interested to learn how we can improve the visitor's experience, so we value those comments that report a problem.  We have gathered a few of the complimentary notices below.  

If you wish to share your comments and reactions about Pontiac, please contact us.

Pontiac Tourism, 115 W. Howard St.  Pontiac, IL  61764

Phone: (815) 844-5847,  Fax: (815) 842-3885,  or Email Us.  

You may also submit your comments using the online Feedback Form

Who What They Are Saying
LaVerne & Dianne B. with Fiero Car Club "The Michigan Fiero Car Club had a wonderful time in Pontiac, October 21-23, and we would like to thank you for organizing our visit.  Our group of 18 people and nine cars felt very welcomed to your town.  
 Donna from Joliet, IL "Phenomenal!  We could not believe everything that we were able to take in at your location."  

Graeme W. from Australia "Pontiac was one of the highlights on our trip across the country.  We really enjoyed our time there."
Joe M. 
Bloomington, IL
"I'd have to say that Pontiac does the best job at taking advantage of its location with more things to do and see than virtually anywhere else along the route we traveled.  It’s no wonder that Pontiac is a “destination” and will continue to attract people from all over the world. Making the trip helped me truly appreciate what you and the Pontiac Community has accomplished and will continue to provide for the benefit of others!"
Kathy K. from Port Orchard, WA.  “We loved, loved, loved visiting your town on our Route 66 trip. Your museums were fantastic. (and thank you for having a public restroom.) . . . We loved how well maintained the whole town was with all the yards so neat and tidy and clean. Your downtown was absolutely beautiful. We loved all the little cars around all the streets and enjoyed searching them out. The murals were beautiful. And the people were very, very friendly." 
Mark H. Tour Company Owner "Pontiac is a success story. With creativity and a lot of hard work, They have become a 'must see stop' for roadies and Walldogs across America. There is small town energy that is infectious. I can't wait to return to Pontiac, because it feels like home."
 Evelyn, Coach Tour Operator  "I have done several tours into Pontiac, Il and I can testify they do a superb job of making the motorcoach groups feel very welcome. We have always gotten a red carpet welcome and someone always steps on the coach and greets us and gives us a special pin.  I do a full Old Rt. 66 tour every other year (from Chicago to Santa Monica) and the museum at Pontiac is one of the finest along the route."
Hope from Peoria " . . . from age 57 to 6, at the end of the day, every member of our family voted our visit to Pontiac as a top-notch experience! We will absolutely be back again!!"
Richie from UK on Harley-Davidson Tour "Thank you.. Pontiac.. you were indeed the veritable hi-light of our Harley-Davidson Museum Tour."
Pamela from Bloomington, IL "We just got home from our day trip to Pontiac.  We had a wonderful time. . .  We hit all the spots and everyone was so nice."
Natalie with Harley-Davidson Tour "I have to tell you that the visit to your city was the highlight of our entire trip. I can assure you that we will be back..."
Jim Hinckley, author of Travel Route 66. " . . . Pontiac, a jewel of Route 66 preservation."
 Vickie B., Tour Group Leader  "My group had a delightful stop this summer when we visited Pontiac, Il.  I worked with Ellie at Tourism Bureau and she put a fun-filled day together for us.  We enjoyed lunch before having a great trolley tour where we learned about the town and also visited the museums, we had a wonderful visit!"
Sakkie from South Africa "We traveled far and wide through the USA, Pontiac was definitely one of the highlights."
Clare from England "What a fantastic place Pontiac is!"
Louis from Champaign, with group of seniors "Our 41 participants left Pontiac feeling good about a wonderful community that cares about where they live."
Ed from Chicago "The highlight of the trip had to be our time in Pontiac."
Nathan M. - Illinois Mile Marker Blogger "I loved Pontiac. It's a true American staple. The locals were so friendly and there was visually a ton of inspiration to take in."
Steve & Teresa from
the UK
"We were overwhelmed at the genuine warmth and friendliness of you all, and hope to return in the future."
Gordon & Sherry from Indiana "This town of 12,000 people is amazing."
OnCell Mobile Device Tour User: "Awesome town, awesome murals, what a great place!"
Kent from Missouri "Pontiac is such a wonderful city, and everyone was so kind and friendly to us."
Terry from England: "We will certainly remember our visit there!" "Definitely a highlight."
Janet from Illinois "Loved your town, so clean and friendly. Definitely would recommend the trip to anyone."
Elaine from Illinois: "Pontiac really knows how to treat visitors..."
British Actor Billy Connolly “It’s the kind of place where you can picture that whole American Dream thing happening.”
Scott from Chicago: "The town of Pontiac could not be more hospitable and is so ideally located."
Misha from Canada: "This was a great experience..."
Cliff & Martha from Iowa "Thank you for the wonderful time we had in your historical, educational, and beautiful little town."
Newlyweds from Spain "We saw a story on Pontiac on our local television station. We knew that we had to stop here to see it for ourselves. It is such a lovely town - real America.”
Ed from Garfield Ridge "The Chief City indeed represents what Route 66 is all about."
Sarah & James from England "Great stop on Route 66."
Tammy & Jergen from the Netherlands "Great Place - Very Cool!"
Paul & Ilone from Germany "Friendly and fascinating - Thanks!"
Millie & Gene from Florida "Wonderful Memories"
Retired Couple from Manchester, England “It’s lovely. The murals, the Route 66 museum, the whole town is brilliant!”
Marshall from Arizona "Enjoyed history and trolley tour."
Laura from Spain "Incredible!"
Roberto & Barbara from Italy "Pontiac has proved one of the most beautiful in all of Route 66."