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Polk Museum of Art

800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
863-688-7743
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Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Lakeland
Type: Art Museums
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Stuart, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Were we ever lucky??!!?? We happened upon the most wonderful exhibits in this art museum . . . a traveling one from an artist from MA who uses mirrors and colored lights to give the most dramatic and beautiful designs we have ever seen. And upstairs is a marvelous exhibit of photographs of families in many countries with the same... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not a large museum and I don't get by here as often as I should. However my daughter sent me a note about the new exhibit so I thought I'd give it a try. Enjoyed an hour wandering both the new and older exhibits. Also met an old acquaintance from work as I was leaving.

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