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America on Wheels Museum

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Address: 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102
Phone Number: (610) 432-4200
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice museum

Went with family and one 5 yr old. We had a nice time! They were having a special event that day. My niece was very entertained! Special for my niece too because her picture was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
COLEVILLE
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with family and one 5 yr old. We had a nice time! They were having a special event that day. My niece was very entertained! Special for my niece too because her picture was in the Morning Call the next day!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

America on Wheels is a transportation museum in the city of Allentown. It is easily accessible and offers free parking. Cost is moderate. There are permanent touring exhibits. There is a 1950's themed cafe and a gift shop. The exhibits cover everything on wheels, from peddle cars to fire engines. The examples of early vehicles are interesting. Its current touring... More 

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Thank Dale943
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Tucked in along the river in downtown Allentown is this incredible collection of America on Wheels. Great displays, many on loan feature all wheeled modes of transportation from bicycles to pedal cars to dirt bikes to exotic sports cars - they are all here. Seniors admitted free on the first Thursday of every month. I have returned several times to... More 

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Allentown
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The quality and quantity of the various exhibits was impressive. The teaching / learning set-up on the second floor could inspire a person to actually refinish an old car! The lego train exhibit as well as the large guage (G?) trains were so much fun to watch in action. The presence of docents added to the enjoyment as they were... More 

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Thank Rosemary L
Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Took a mixed group of first and third graders. Exhibits in good order and very interesting. I would budget 2 - 3 hours. Seasonal trains were a big hit with the kids.

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Nice meeting room, lunch was very good. Plenty of vintage cars and cycles to view. Place was very clean and well kept. Would highly recommend America on wheels .

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My father at 88 went with my husband and son, 17. They all enjoyed the cars and the attractions . Fair price and senior friendly.

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East Syracuse, New York
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192 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Vehicles range from a 1895 Electrobat IV up to a 1984 Dodge Rampage pickup. In between is a 1936 Family Camping Vacation, Guy's Garage of the late 40's, a number of Mack trucks & motorcycles, a restoration center and the Evolution of the Pickup, from a 1924 Ford Model T coupe to the 1984 Rampage. Mounted on one wall are... More 

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Barrie
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

What an unexpected surprise. it was raining so we decided to visit the museum and should have gone despite the weather. The exhibits were great especially enjoyed the truck and heavy equipment section. Staff were very friendly and it is great place for a family visit. Admission is reasonable and free parking. Don't miss!

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sharih
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Nicely put together attraction with history of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even collections of kiddie pedal cars, and a collection of slot cars. Very impressive and worth seeing. Lots of enlarged photos, original ads, other props in history. Has a classroom where students learn how to restore cars. Has an adorable cafe with a restored soda jerk counter from an... More 

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