America On Wheels Allentown
Where is it at?
America On Wheels
5 North Front Street
Tel: 610 432 4200
Where are we going today?
Love cars? Love bikes? Or even love history? Then you might LOVE America On Wheels!
This Pennsylvania museum dedicates it's 23,000 sq feet to preserving the incredible history of transportation in the USA, through it's exhibits, events and education.
It's collection it pretty incredible too, and kids will love getting up close to some pretty special vehicles, all of which have shaped transportation in this country.
The galleries of America On Wheels are elaborate, and feature everything from personal transportation including scooters and Segways, to those old fashioned classics such as the grand Mack Truck, that actually help feed a supply this growing nation!
When you first enter America On Wheels, you will be transported into the 1950s, where the big auto manufacturers, one of a kind car shows and small private shops ruled. Kids can check out some pretty cool vintage cars, and learn all about how the style was inspired by current events, including space exploration!
Moving through, you then come to vehicles that have special relationships with the owners, from the sport car to hot rods, and even emergency vehicles. The whole family can enjoy the interactive exhibits, and learn the stories behind the displays. You can even have your photo taken in the drivers seat of an Indy Racecar! (A kiddie sized one of course!)
From huge trucks, to the first horseless carriage, and the weird and wonderful, America On Wheels is ready to give you a vroom-tastic family day out!
Get those engines ready!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 (Ages 6 to 16)
- Free Under: 5 years.
When can we go?
10am - 4pm/5pm Tues - Sat / 12pm - 4pm Sun
Closed major holidays, and Tuesdays Jan thru March
Offered every year, the Teacher Preview is a FREE event for educators where you can go see how to integrate the Museum’s educational programs into your curriculum for classroom learning and fun! Complimentary refreshments provided. Parking is FREE..
The aptly named Hubcap Cafe is a great place to pick up ice cream, milk shakes and soda floats, as well as hot dogs, pretzels, snacks - all in a retro setting! Closed Jan to March. No outside food allowed. .
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye on the events diary across the year, as there are some fun events you might not want to miss!.
Need a little extra help?
The museum is handicap accessible, with elevators and ramps serving all public areas. .
Can I get one of those?
You will definitely want to take that pocket money, because the Museum Store is FILLED with goodies, from apparel, to toys,, books, as well as merchandise!.
Last ticket sales in summer are 4pm, with 5pm close. Winter last ticket sales are 3pm with 4pm close..
What people are saying?
by Amy Ridenour
Excellent museum. We went because one of our young sons is car-mad, and he loved it, but the museum visit was very enjoyable even for family members with minimal interest in cars. The museum has a wide variety of vehicles and displays, and the information on the signs for each display manages to involve all ages. The building itself is quite spacious, and would be easy to navigate with a strolller or wheelchair. A large free parking lot is next to the building. As a mom, I also noticed that everything is very clean. This may seem like a strange...Read More
by Wouter Cos
great place for large groups, has an old milk shake cafe and great cars with a new theme every so often... I have gone multiple times bit its fun every tine because of there changing array of cars. they also have great tour guides that know everything there is to know about autos
by Lazlo Toth
I want to see this very much.
by Daniel Leavy
by Lydia Medina
by Amy Ridenour
Excellent museum. We went because one of our young sons is car-mad, and he loved it, but the museum visit was very enjoyable even for family members with minimal interest in cars. The museum has a wide variety of vehicles and displays, and the information on the signs for each display manages to involve all ages. The building itself is quite spacious, and would be easy to navigate with a strolller or wheelchair. A large free parking lot is next to the building. As a mom, I also noticed that everything is very clean. This may seem like a strange thing to notice, but we have been to old car museums in which the displays were so dusty, you were reluctant to breathe near them. Everything in this place shines. Recommend!