Cool showroom displaying truck from transformer movie, military trucks, construction trucks, garbage trucks and even a bus. The theater and cafe are well designed. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. Be sure to visit the Mack Shop to purchase gifts.
Want to know why PA. may be the world's next oil giant? The unmatched majesty of our Hess's Dept. Store, famous actors portraying a likely debate Jefferson Davis & Abe Lincoln might have had discussing the pros & cons of beliefs, which lead to the Civil War.
This museum was a great place to stop in Allentown. We were heading down to Carlisle and this is about the half way stop for us. It is a great museum with lots of great information. The tour guide was very nice and knew what he was talking about. There were a lot of trucks in the museum and very nice displays. They covered all of the history of the brand and how it came to be. They even covered their modern history. The museum had a nice lay out and you could see the trucks up close. This is a great place to stop if you have a few hours.
I drove a distance to the Apple store (which I don't recommend) for a repair and ended up trapped in the mall for an entire day (they're not quick at the Apple Store). The layout is nice. The restrooms were fairly clean. There's an indoor mall and an outdoor lifestyle area - or something in that regard. It's a combination of the indoor shopping experience that some say is dead and the outdoor sidewalk style that others say is dead. In one of the coldest winters on record I'm all for the indoor experience. In warmer weather the outdoor could be nice. It had more upscale stores and 2 restaurants - as well as the Apple store. Inside the mall was a Ruby Tuesday, deli, pretzel stand & other walk-up food offerings. In the outdoor area you can park closer to what you need to get to. Right now, it's just ice and snow with nowhere to park, though. As far as malls go, I'd rate this one pretty well. It's not enormous, but will have most everything a mall should.
I visited here on a Sunday with my girlfriend; admission is free on Sundays. The museum has three different floors and the selections are very good. This isnt the largest museum of art out there, but it is the best one in the Allentown area.