Plan Your Stay

Planning a vacation, weekend road trip, or just a day's excursion can be frustrating.  Gathering information, consulting schedules, mapping out the itinerary - all can be time-consuming and difficult. We have gathered some information on this page that we hope you will find useful.  Here you can view maps, see lists, order an information packet, or just read about what there is to see and do in Pontiac.

Finally, if you don't find the information you need here, please ask us the question - by email, by phone, or in person.

Phone Us: (815) 844-5847
Email Us
Fax Us: (815) 842-3885
Visit Us:  115 West Howard Street, Pontiac, IL  61764

 However you contact us, we will be pleased to try to help you plan your visit to Pontiac, Illinois.    
  1. 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.

  2. Attractions

    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.

  3. Download / Print a Map

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

  4. Entertainment

    Pontiac offers a variety of entertainment options.

  5. 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.

  6. Google Map with Attractions

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

  7. Lodging

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

  8. Make a Trolley Request

    The Pontiac Jolly Trolley is used on all Saturdays and some Sundays during the tourist season for free "hop-on : hop-off" tours of the major attractions in town.  To use the trolley for group tours at other times, contact the Pontiac Tourism office.  You may submit your trolley reservation request online by using the Trolley Reservation Request Form

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.  

  12. RV & Campsites

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

  13. Transportation

    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.


  14. Upcoming Events and Festivals

       Go to the webpage that lists upcoming events.