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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pleasant afternoon visit

I had been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and we finally set aside an afternoon to do it. An hour or two is all you need and it is well worth your time. Hard to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dade CIty
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and we finally set aside an afternoon to do it. An hour or two is all you need and it is well worth your time. Hard to believe that it is also free! The variety of exhibits was very nice, pre-Colombian artifacts, paintings, a moon art exhibit along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a small good museum in the downtown, may not have greatest of collections but still since it is free it is worth going.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They have rotating exhibits throughout the year geared to different age levels. We took our grandsons to a skateboard art exhibit. It was fascinating. They have a wonderful museum store as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was looking like it was about to rain today while we fed the swans and we hightailed it to the library to chill and hang out. We saw a sign that the museum was free and took advantage of the facility while it poured outside. It was a delightful little find with art from South America, a very cool... More 

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Lakeland, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love the Polk Museum of Art, and now thanks to the generosity of its patrons, it is now free. Hopefully more people will take advantage of it. They rotate shows every few months; this time it was African American art with a number of them dealing with civil rights. Many of the paintings were done before or in the... More 

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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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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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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
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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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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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