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Polk Museum of Art

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Address: 800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone Number: 863-688-7743
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Now has free admission!

This museum is smaller than some I have been to but does offer a fair amount to look at. I have brought my children here and they have enjoyed seeing the different elements of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This museum is smaller than some I have been to but does offer a fair amount to look at. I have brought my children here and they have enjoyed seeing the different elements of art. The best part about it now is that it is FREE!

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There are different exhibits at different times, but they don;t really seem to be utilizing this space to it's full potential. They could easily triple or quadruple what is displayed here. Still, worth checking out if you are here on one of the many free admission days. Nice little gift shop.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First, Friday is FREE DAY. This small museum should be noted mostly for its pre-Columbian artifacts, which are displayed right off the lobby. Very impressive. The museum also has two large galleries that display rotating works of artists. The small upstairs houses a couple hallways with displays off of the museum offices.

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Walnut, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I happened to see a "Free Admission Today" sign in front of the museum after visiting the Lakeland Public Library which shares the parking lot. The special exhibits were displayed well and I also liked the second floor exhibits. A group was setting up for an evening event, but they didn't hinder my enjoyment.

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Lake Alfred, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This museum is doing exceptionally well in providing above average exhibitions, both current and permanent. A pleasure to tour, two floors. Expansive displays for the size and well appointed. The outdoor sculptures are an added pleasure. The gift shop is surprisingly well stocked with a variety of merchandise in all price ranges. An added bonus is that there are lots... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
53 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a nice but small museum, focusing mostly on Modern graphic arts. There is a good but limited exhibit on Central American Precolumbian pottery art.

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Mulberry, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This Museum will not take up your whole day by any means. But that gives you time to go across the street to Mr. Fish and have lunch by the lake. I love that they are always changing artist and the small gift shop is such a charm. It is a nice way to spend a couple hours, if you... More 

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Tallahassee, Fl
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum is easily accessed from Lake Hollingsworth Drive and offers free admission several days a week. The current exhibit was a collection of renderings, ads, and other memorabilia related to mid-century automobiles. What a great trip down memory lane when the unveiling of a new model year was a real event. A friend recalled dealerships staging parties with the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I love this museum. They usually have interesting special exhibits. The museum is small, but packed with a lot of art to enjoy. We especially enjoy when they have artwork by local artists or teenagers. We signed up as members to help them continue this.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is well funded by local citizens and quite impressive considering its size. Exhibits change frequently and offer something for everyone, particularly for children as they have many programs designed for them. The gift shop is also excellent. Visited many times over the last year and always a pleasure.

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