Museum

America On Wheels

Allentown, PA

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Address: 5 N Front St, Allentown, PA 18102, USA Number: 610 432 4200 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$10

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Children

$5 (Ages 6 to 16)

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Discount

Kids under 12yrs FREE on Sundays!

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Free Under

5 years.

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Last Updates

2016

Additional Information

Last ticket sales in summer are 4pm, with 5pm close. Winter last ticket sales are 3pm with 4pm close.

Any top tips?

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Keep an eye on the events diary across the year, as there are some fun events you might not want to miss!

I'm Hungry!

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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.

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Where is it at?

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Located near the Lehigh River, where Hamilton Street meets Front Street, the museum is both easy to find and easy to get to. Spacious parking beside the building offers plenty of room for even large groups.

Teachers corner

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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.

Can I get one of those?

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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!

Need a little extra help?

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The museum is handicap accessible, with elevators and ramps serving all public areas.

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When can we go?

10am - 4pm/5pm Tues - Sat / 12pm - 4pm Sun

Closed major holidays, and Tuesdays Jan thru March

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