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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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Nice quiet Sunday afternoon activity, alone or with friends or family.

I have always visited this art museum. Brought my children when they were small and now they all have a wonderful appreciation for the arts. I love to come here alone to just walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SandyDieter
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always visited this art museum. Brought my children when they were small and now they all have a wonderful appreciation for the arts. I love to come here alone to just walk around and enjoy all the art and atmosphere. Friendly staff is very willing to explain things and answer questions if you have them.

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Thank SandyDieter
Eastern PA
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited specifically to view the Lewis Hine exhibit, and was not disappointed in that. I haven't been here for many years and was pleasantly surprised with their renovations. They have 5 free parking spaces behind the museum (not a problem to get a space if you arrive when they open). Sundays are free, making it a perfect time to... More 

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Thank BakerMom
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum but a nice one. They have a Frank Lloyd Wright library rebuilt inside that came from a house of his they tore down. The museum has changing exhibits and a good collection of permanent work.

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Thank TimPickel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank beasdaughter
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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Thank Ulla G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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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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