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Polk Museum of Art

800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
+1 863-688-7743
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Small Size Packed with Great Works

Always a pleasant visit. Great works of art , great discussions , children activities, nice open... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great museum

We travel a lot and always take in a museum or two. The Polk is one of our favorites. The exhibit... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Camden, Maine
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800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
+1 863-688-7743
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasant visit. Great works of art , great discussions , children activities, nice open spaces to view the art. Visiting art and displays rotate often. Worth a visit for yourself. Also shares the parking lot with the Lakeland Library. Win, win.

Thank Carltonowen
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We travel a lot and always take in a museum or two. The Polk is one of our favorites. The exhibit selection is wonderful and very nicely displayed.

Thank Smoke_Eater3
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Free enterance or give a donation. Cute to spend about an hour or two depending if you like to see art. They have a small gift shop as well.

Thank Jeanmarie E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are so many things going on at the museum: gallery art, lectures, etc. Lots to do and see and we are so fortunate to have the museum in Lakeland

Thank FLtraveler1626
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Free entry with some good exhibitions. Well worth a visit. Staff very helpful. Check out photo exhibition on top floor and outside sculptures. Also great to see local school work exhibited.

1  Thank Wardy728
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quite a selection of artists and different styles. We loved the upstairs world income art. Puts things into perspective. Best of all, it is free.

1  Thank 19rays1951
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Polk Museum of Art offers a great collection of art exhibits, as well as exhibits that document American culture. The staff is very friendly and the building is well kept. I thoroughly enjoyed walking through this beautiful museum.

1  Thank kanney13
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I love coming here, as a local I love to see the local art that they have on display. It may be small but there is plenty here for everyone to see.

Thank Veovis30
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Always finding new and local work here! It's great that it's free to go and they also support our local art teachers A LOT!

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Came here with the family for an art festival and it was fantastic. This is definitely not just a one note kind of museum. There were many different styles of art and kept our little guys interested.

Thank EmDiaz0916
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