Introduction to Pontiac, Illinois
Pontiac was named after a legendary Indian chief in 1837. It was platted in the same year. The following year saw the arrival of the first settlers. Pontiac developed into an important regional trading center due to its strategic location along the railroad that connected St. Louis, Springfield and Chicago.
Pontiac and nearby Attractions
- Jones House & Yost Museum
- Route 66 Museum
- Swinging Bridges
- Pontiac Elks County Club
- Old City Hall
Things To Do In Pontiac
The downtown area offers satisfying shopping and dining opportunities. The Old City Hall has more than 20 specialty boutiques and shops. The more than 20 restaurants of the town offer a great range of continental and ethnic cuisine. One can also visit historic sites like the Jones House and the Catharine V. Yost House Museum.
University of Illinois-Willard Airport has facilities for air transportation.
Pontiac Higher Education
Heartland Community College, Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University are some institutions offering higher education facilities.