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Palmer Museum of Art

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Very little parking available close to the museum. I went in because it was very hot and was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lois113
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Highland, Utah
Great museum. Will return again!

This is a wonderful museum with special exhibits on the Penn State University, University Park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katherine C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very little parking available close to the museum. I went in because it was very hot and was waiting to meet someone. I did enjoy the cool air and the interesting exhibits.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum with special exhibits on the Penn State University, University Park campus. I am looking forward to the holiday art and ornament sale on December 8 and 9

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The Palmer Museum is filled with interesting exhibits. It is easy to navigate. Volunteers are available to either guide you or answer questions. There is also a very nice small gift shop.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The collections and exhibits here usually are rather small, but are always very good. It is a very good find on a college campus, just up the street from the Creamery.

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Not everything in the museum is top notch, and as the heading says, the collection is fairly small for a major university. Still, the collection seems to be growing. And the contemporary art exhibits are really interesting,.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Didn't have tickets a football game on a rainy Saturday and decided to check out the Palmer museum of art. So much better that football

Thank Judy F
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised with the diverse collection at the Palmer museum and thoroughly enjoyed the temporary exhibit.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I work on campus and try to get to the special exhibits. This place is a little gem that is often overlooked. I highly recommend that visitors make a stop here to see what's on display. An additional highlight is their very nice little museum...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This museum has a impressive and diverse collection of art both inside and outside. The museum is small enough to see everything in a short period of time. We spend about an hour in the museum and made a quick trip through all the rooms....More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Always surprising and seeing something new. I do not have enough experience or knowledge to judge the art on display but I never feel that I wasted my time.

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