Very informative. Very neat to see the history of trucks and all of their different types. I loved the mini theater
We really enjoyed the impressive Mack Truck Museum. The written exhibits providing a history of the American institution - Mack Trucks coupled with the many vintage and current era Mack trucks made this a very worthwhile visit. The only minimal criticism was the less than impressive guide. He just did not convey his enthusiasm for Mack Trucks and all the aspects of their history.
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.
Just made it home from an event here. Tradition has Mack Trucks pulling the national Christmas tree from Washington state to Washington DC. The crew at the museum put together an amazing event for families in the area. Not only was the tree and truck on display, so was a bunch of other Mack products. Topped off with Santa, the Mack bulldog, hot chocolate and cookies, and face painting (all for free) made for a night that is truly one to remember.
We were at an event that took place here. It was a great time and saw some really nice trucks. The guides in the museum were really good. Thanks!
Arrived at the Mack Truck Museum, a beautiful modern building with landscaping and a large gold bulldog statue in front. Parking is great and groups are welcomed. We were warmly greeted by a receptionist in the lobby, who summoned our tour guide. Our guide was a volunteer retiree of Mack, who escorted us throughout the tour. To begin, we visited a first-class movie theater to see a short film about Mack trucks. Next, a short historical tour, explaining how Mack began. In this area they displayed Mack's first vehicle - an open air tour bus and an early fire truck. Following the historical tour, we were escorted into Mack's official showroom of big rigs. We were allowed to sit behind the wheel of brand new Mack trucks, which was great fun. After the showroom, we visited part of final assembly, where we saw workers putting the finishing touches on fleets of 18-wheelers. The final phase of the tour was that of Mack memories - photos of past presidents, employee artwork of Mack trucks, remembering past events and a large showroom of vintage Mack vehicles. The museum is in an industrial park, a little off the main road. Our guide was very well informed about every inch of the museum and about Mack products. Well worth a visit! Open Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Free admission.
Tucked back in the Lehigh Parkway is this museum to the icon of the America truck. The museum is well organized and houses a great collection of trucks through the ages. Staff is professional, friendly and well informed. All staff are former employees of Mack. Our tour guide was Bill- he made the visit more fun and interesting than I would have imagined. My biggest woo hoo moment actually crawling into a full cab complete with sleeping compartment. Admission is free. Tours leave every hour on the hour from 10 to 3. It is my understanding you need to be accompanied by a tour guide. There is even a gift shop where one can purchase a Mack dog hood ornament and dress up clothes as well as other Mack memorabilia. If visiting the Lehigh Valley this is worth a see.
I visited this beautiful museum with my family. The size and overall experience is great. Best part it had no price tag, FREE. You check in at front desk get free bulldog pin for everyone in your party. You learn so much, you can go in select trucks and photography is encouraged for anything you see. Request mike as tour guide he was so nice and informative.
This attraction is a diamond in the rough. For those of us in the Lehigh Valley who grew up with the company, its a wonderful collection of trucksof all sorts. For those outside the Lehigh Valley, it gives them a great history of why the term "built like a Mack Truck" was created.The only downside is that its only open Monday Wednesday and Friday from 10-3.
The museum is tucked away behind Queen City airport, but is well worth finding. Our guide was a retired Mack employee and gave a wonderful tour and added personal stories along the way. The museum is full of both new and old Mack trucks as well as cut-aways models of engines and transmissions. After seeing and hearing about the history and construction, I can certainly see how the term "built like a Mack truck" came about. Oh, and, the best thing about the tour is it is free. Photos are allowed and encouraged, and I got to sit in the drivers seat of a brand new semi.
This museum is behind the Queen City Airport near Allentown. It is only open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but it is well worth a visit if you are a fan of all things 'Mack'.We were greeted by a friendly lady on reception who told us that we were going to be guided around on the 10am tour which gave us a chance to look in the company shop. There is plenty of items to choose from, but because we were flying back to the UK, we were limited on what to buy!!!At 10am our guide for the morning was a chap called Dick who escorted us around an American truck fan's heaven. We were given some pin badges (and was presented with some of the original ones as well during our tour!!(thank you again)) by the lady on reception. Dick showed us into the museum where there is a presentation on the history of 'Mack' and it's origins from New York and the move to the Lehigh Valley. We were then shown the trucks that are currently built. As a driver in the UK, I was surprised at the difference between European and American trucks. The 'Titan' is something else!! We also could jump into some of the trucks which made a good photo opportunity. Then it was off down 'Bulldog Alley' to look at the historical trucks that are in the museum. We were taken into the old sound room where trucks were tested for how noisy they were. There are so many vehicles here, there are too many too mention.To sum this museum up, it is well worth the visit!! The tour is actually FREE which for what you get to see is amazing. My only disappointment on the day we turned up was that there was a function going on and our tour was shorter than normal! I was going to be cheeky and ask for a trip around the test track in a truck to fulfil an ambition of mine, but not mean't to be (another day I suppose!!!). I was just pleased to see this museum and get an insight into the world of 'Mack', the only truck manufacturer in the USA to open it's doors to fans and people interested in American trucks!! If you are a fan of the 'Big Rig' go to the Mack website and plan a visit..............You will not be disappointed!!!
This place went well beyond my expectations and even Mrs. Floyd who is the furthest thing from a truck aficionado was delighted and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.The displays are wonderful and a few are even “hands-on”, or should I say, "climb-on". The guides are fantastic and the trucks are awesome, especially the antiques!! Ask as many questions as you like, the guides can handle it as most or all of them are former employees and extremely well versed in everything Mack Truck.I went in not expecting to be wowed and came out with a lot of knowledge about Mack, trucks in general and the proud history of this great company and its place in the legacy of Allentown and the surrounding area.If you live in the area, you owe it to yourself to go……just get directions!!