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America on Wheels Museum

Address: 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102
Phone Number: (610) 432-4200
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Suffern, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'd rate this museum a "Good," but it's not an option; my son and I have been to other antique car museums which have housed many more cars and vintage vehicles, but I thought that the truck exhibit in this museum was very interesting and unique. Regarding the cars, there is a sampling from each vintage era, but there are... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went to the museum as part of a charity event and didn't expect too much and really enjoyed it. Especially the room where they explain how they rehabilitate the old cars. The cafe was really near too. Easy parking and friendly staff.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A great under the radar museum that has quite the niche of a collection of vintage vehicles. Really interesting exhibits that are curated in a very nice way, putting them in context while preserving the integrity of the cars or bikes or even Mack trucks. Actually there is an entire room dedicated to Mack trucks-they are truly part of the... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our family (with 2 teenage boys) went to this museum over the Christmas holiday break. 2 floors of building with easy accessibility and nice flow of exhibits. Lots of vintage vehicles (some restored and some not) and transportation historical information to see, read, and enjoy. Special (for the holidays) train exhibit and guitar exhibit were fun to see. Admission under... More 

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Allentown PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been here at least twice, they have a standard museum experience, and sometime there are special exhibits. They are all very nicely done and admission is inexpensive. It is seldom very busy so it can be a really nice experience, you can take your time and browse through at a leisurely pace.

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Goes, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The museum has a nice collection of vehicles. Cars, trucks (Macs!) and other. They had a room with sportscars (which was not part of the usual collection) There is also a room which is dedicated to the restauration process. Staff was friendly and helpfull. Worth a visit!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We are members of AOW, and we love visiting several times per year whenever they change the upstairs feature exhibit. They have had great themed exhibits such as "woodies" last summer and the current "supercars and guitars." They, also have special invitational events for members like last night's gala, which featured wines, catered food from several area restaurants, and live... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love seen all the antique cars and all the history. Beautiful place and my family enjoyed it very much.

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a tiny museum for its type, as you'd expect for its location, and thus it's an intersting place to spend a few hours if you're into transportation history. A few of the exhibits,notably the pedal cars and the temporary display of exotic cars are quite good. The balance of the museum is rather dull, and the exhibit placards... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This museum in Allentown is worth a look if you are in the local area and at $8 per adult is very good value indeed. America On Wheels is a small museum which surprisingly though holds a lot of vehicles. It is arranged over 2 floors and will keep you entertained for a couple of hours if you are interested... More 

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