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Polk Museum of Art

Address: 800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone Number: 863-688-7743
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Lakeland
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tallahassee, Fl
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Lakeland, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Culture right here in Lakeland. They include local art from adults and children. Artifacts from south/Central America and so on. They have been growing slow but steady. This is a perfect place to take your family for a touch of culture. You have a date? Come on down! It's not stuffy and there is something for everyone.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Right next door to the library you can enjoy a our own artist from Polk county, Robert Buttler . Make sure you check this out

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Detroit, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We didn't see the Museum of Art this year 2014, but did visit about 2 years ago. You will want to spend about 2 hours here just walking around and enjoying the art. It is well worth the visit.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice art gallery. Had interesting sculptures and art. The highlite was many individual family dwelling and food pictures from around the world. It documented what and how much they ate and the cost as well as their hopes for the future. We are very privileged!

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Naples, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The exhibitions change and so I suppose reactions will change. I found "Material World: A Global Family Portrait" to be a fascinating review of the human condition, was fascinated by the exhibit on the ancient art of the Americas (though I would have liked more context) and was just irritated by a skateboard-focused exhibit. I think that mix of emotions... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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151 reviews 151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very nice museum with shows that are regularly changing. The light exhibit is beautiful. It is a local, nice museum worth an afternoon. There are also exhibits that children will like.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a nice quiet place to spend the afternoon! They have new exhibits often, and display student art from the community. There is a fee but if you bring a student ID you get in for free

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