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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Manlius, New York
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Manlius, New York
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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177 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
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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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Thank 354cecilyr
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I highly recommend going to the museum on a Sunday because it is free. I find $12.00 to be a bit pricey for the size of the museum. I feel there is some art periods that are under represented in the museum and some pieces that should not be there. (Cardbird) but overall it's a good trip to experience a... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

For a small museum it is well worth the visit. The staff is friendly and well versed about everything on display.

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