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America On Wheels

  • Address: 5 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102
  • Phone: (610) 432-4200

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The American automobile has been the symbol of our nation’s drive-to-thrive since the early 1900s. Shift into reverse and look back at the early days of transportation.

America On Wheels seeks to educate, entertain, and showcase unique exhibits and preserve the historical, social, and cultural impact of our nation’s transportation systems, while contributing to the revitalization of its community. America On Wheels believes that learning within a museum is self-motivated, self-directed, and lifelong.

More than just a car collection, the museum features cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles as it tells two very important regional stories – the history of Mack Trucks and the early development of the automobile industry and highway system in Pennsylvania. The museum offers hands-on exhibits, three galleries including a Changing Exhibit Gallery, a library, learning areas, a Museum Store, and a 1950s HubCap Café.

Special Exhibit, “Goldie,” a Volkswagen Microbus

“Goldie” is the nickname of the 1967 Volkswagen Microbus that has been promoting and showcasing the GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® brand since 2012. In agreement with Just Born Quality Confections, the vehicle is on display until June 2022.

  • Fun Fact: Goldie made a debut in Philadelphia in 2012 at the Mummer’s Parade. Since then, it has made appearances at local stores, events, festivals, and more.

Changing Gallery

Also on display in the Museum lobby is a 1914 Metz Modell 22, donated to the AACA Library & Research Center by Don and Micky Bohne, Crosby, TX. The car features a 4-cylinder engine that can generate 22 ½ horsepower. A must see for all who visit. Doctor Robert Blake’s collection of Hudsons are displayed in the Changing Gallery through October 2021 called “What’s in a Name.”

Tickets and Hours

Purchase your museum tickets online through TripAdvisor, in-person at the museum. Ticket prices are adults $12, seniors (62+) $9; students 6-16 $7; children 5 and under free. Children 12 and under are always free on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Winter Hours (January through May): Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p. m.; Sunday noon - 3 p.m. with the last ticket sale at 2 p.m.
  • Summer Hours (June, July, Auust): Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4 p.m. with the last ticket sale at 3 p.m.
  • Fall Hours (September, October, November) Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p. m.; Sunday noon - 3 p.m. with the last ticket sale at 2 p.m.
  • Holiday Hours (December): Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4 p.m. with the last ticket sale at 3 p.m.

 *Hours and days of operation are subject to change due to facility rentals. Visit their website for further details on safety practices.

Amenities

General
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Free Parking:
  • Parking On-site:
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • On-site Food:
  • Group Friendly (10+):
  • Wifi:
  • Gift Shop:

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 45000
  • Audio / Visual
  • Off-site Catering Allowed
  • Number of Rooms 5
Hubcap Cafe
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 120
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 6
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Research Library
  • Width: 14
  • Length: 14
  • Classroom Capacity: 10
Orientation Theatre
  • Width: 24
  • Length: 24
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
The Long Haul Room
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 140
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 100
The North Gallery
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 85
  • Reception Capacity: 75

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