From Pontiac, it's approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south to Champaign and 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northeast to Chicago.
Traveling in this popular part of the United States of America is all about discovery, so why not take to the road and check out a couple of the other charming destinations around Pontiac. Head 18 miles (29 kilometers) southwest to Dwight, where you can visit the Dwight Village Hall and Renfrew Park.
About 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest of Pontiac is Normal, a regional city where you'll find RedBird Arena, Ironwood Golf Course and Children's Discovery Museum. Illinois State University, The Shoppes at College Hills and Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores are just a handful of the other interesting attractions on offer here.
For a glimpse of the local culture, make a beeline for Central Illinois' history museums.
When the weather is fine, head to the area's much-loved waterways for a spot of boating or fishing.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by air, it's good to remember that the closest major airport is Central Illinois Regional Airport, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest of Pontiac.