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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kathy S
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Kissimmee, Florida
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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76 reviews
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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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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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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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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Gainesville, Florida
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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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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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Additional Information about Polk Museum of Art

Address: 800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone Number: 863-688-7743
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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