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International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum

321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-844-5847
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The story behind the murals...

One of 5 museums in the historic firehouse in Pontiac, the Wall Dog museum was wonderful to venture... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Take a leisurely walk and follow the blue footprints on the walk. A number of great murals painted... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
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6 Aug 2016
“The story behind the murals...”
16 May 2016
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321 N Main St, Pontiac, IL 61764
+1 815-844-5847
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

One of 5 museums in the historic firehouse in Pontiac, the Wall Dog museum was wonderful to venture through. Though I've noticed & liked such art throughout my city, I never gave thought about those behind it. This museum put a face on those who...More

Thank Deb022
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Take a leisurely walk and follow the blue footprints on the walk. A number of great murals painted by wall dogs the inspire memories. This was a pleasant surprise.

Thank dennis n
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It was very interesting to see just how this artwork transformed walls and get to know some of the history behind the traveling sign painters of yore.

Thank Kat N
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The smell of the paint, the spattered clothing. You'll get a feel for the life of a traveling sign painter. The collection of patterns, sketches, and photos of finished signs is amazing. I was surprised to see they also had a display of the thing...More

Thank seanmattingly68
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The museum is dedicated to the appreciation of murals & similar advertisements that have been painted throughout the world. The museum is preserving this art for future generations. A walking tour of Pontiac will allow the visitor to see recent work done by the Walldogs....More

Thank wolfcookie
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a great museum featuring work of the Walldogs, who do fantastic work and did the murals in downtown Pontiac. There is a room in the back of the museum which is not to be missed, as it features some very unique apparel using...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We stopped here as a break in our travel from Chicago to St. Louis. The museum combines the Wall Dog, the Rt 66, and the War museum all into the same multilevel building; it's a one stop with interests for about everyone. It is small,...More

Thank SummitDoc
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

The museum is in the same building as the Route 66 museum and war museum so it's not very big only a couple rooms. However they have a good collection of signs including a burma shave sign. The real highlight are the murals painted outside...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 7 July 2015

When you get to downtown Pontiac you can't help but seeing all the awesome murals on the walls. There are sooo many of them you don't know where to look first. Around town there are little cars that are painted in different ways.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The murals make you feel like you are traveling Route 66 as you walk past them. Stunning!! Free to the public and well worth a stop!!

Thank Family1234565
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