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Allentown Art Museum

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Address: 31 N 5th St, Allentown, PA 18101-1616
Phone Number: 610 432-4333
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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free for the summer

I stopped in here for a couple of hours while visiting the city. The museum is free to visit for the summer. Not sure when that ends, but given the usual price is something like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
glennaa11
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in here for a couple of hours while visiting the city. The museum is free to visit for the summer. Not sure when that ends, but given the usual price is something like $15 for adults that was a pleasant surprise. There are 5 free parking spots in the lot behind the museum otherwise you can pay for... More 

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USA
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the latest heatwave in August, this place was a welcome sight! I love artwork and the fact that it was free in the Summer was another nice surprise. There's lots of different pieces, some contemporary and some older. It's spread out nicely and wasn't too busy, but I can imagine if there is a crowd, it might take a... More 

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Manlius, New York
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The only thing wrong with this museum is that it is so far off the beaten path. Really, a gem of a museum-- a must see if you are in the area.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Really enjoyed the visit to this small museum that has an unexpectedly strong collection and first class presentation. The Frank Wright Library was a treat.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

What a gem! Allentown is lucky to have such a special place. The Frank Lloyd Wright room was a neat attraction. Gift shop very nice. Friendly workers and volunteers. It's small but very interesting, we'll worth a visit. Thursday nights they are open till 8, and it's free admission after 5.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Has good shows & right across from a city park Good for kids Has a interactive section upstairs Always love Frank Lloyd Wright library Good cafe too Allentown is really turning center city around

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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Often I have been there to see the various new exhibits and over the years have been impressed by the quality of the rotating exhibits. The permanent collection also changes although some are always displayed. It's a nice way to spend an hour or two and there are also programs for adults and kids at times.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Friendly reception, brilliant Italian Renaissance collection, tightly curated collection of paintings, sculpture and textiles make this gem of an art museum a must see in the Lehigh Valley. This collection is just the right size to explore and enjoy. In addition there is an excellent cafe by creative caterer Karen Hunter and a terrific museum shop with something for anyone.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice place to visit to view galleries. Special galleries change every few months. Sunday afternoons free admission and kids can make free projects. Also, have special events - concerts, displays, etc.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Free admission on Sundays. They have workshops for kids, although mine weren't so interested in joining in. Nice selection of art, and the place is very clean

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