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The following is a list of sites of interest in Allentown, Pennsylvania and parts of the city's metropolitan area, the Lehigh Valley.

Historic sites

The Lehigh County Historical Society controls Allentown's historic sites.

  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Burnside Plantation
  • Claussville Schoolhouse
  • Colonial Industrial Quarter
  • George Taylor House
  • Goundie House
  • Haines Mill
  • Lockridge Furnace
  • Sun Inn
  • Trout Hall
  • Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum

Museums

Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania
Allentown Art Museum in Allentown

Art

Science

  • Da Vinci Science Center

History

  • Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
  • Liberty Bell Museum
  • Moravian Museum
  • Saylor Park Cement Industry Museum

Automotive

Other

Outdoors

Dorney Park Steel Force Thunderhawk
The first drops of Dorney Park's Steel Force and Thunderhawk rollercoasters

Amusement parks

Arboretums

  • William F. Curtis Arboretum

Animal life institutions

  • Lehigh Parkway Fish Hatchery
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

Parks and squares

  • Allen Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Buck Boyle Park
  • Cedar Beach park
  • East Side Reservoir
  • Fellowship East Lot
  • Fountain Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Hanover Acres Play Lot
  • Herbst Park
  • Howard Keck Juniata Play Lot
  • Irving St Park
  • Ithaca Play Lot
  • Jordan Meadows
  • Jordan Park
  • Keck Park
  • Kimmett's Lock
  • Lehigh Canal
  • Lehigh Landing
  • Lehigh Parkway
  • Lumber & Benton Play Lot
  • Municipal Golf Course
  • Nice 13 Tot Lot
  • Old Allentown Cemetery
  • Old Fairgrounds Playground
  • Patriots Park
  • Percy Ruhe Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Salisbury Drive Play Lot
  • South Mountain Reservoir and Park
  • Trexler Nature Preserve
  • West Park

Performing arts centers

  • Allentown Symphony Hall – classical music (performances by Allentown Symphony Orchestra)
  • Civic Theatre of Allentown – plays, musicals
  • Crocodile Rock – hip-hop/rock
  • Maingate Nightclub – hip-hop/rock
  • Zoellner Arts Center – plays, musicals, lectures

Bands

Allentown is home to the oldest civilian band in the United States, the Allentown Band. The city also has these civilian bands: Marine Band of Allentown, the Municipal Band of Allentown and the Pioneer Band of Allentown, which all perform at the West Park Bandshell.

Religious buildings

See also: Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown

Shopping areas

  • Carbon Plaza Mall, small indoor shopping mall located outside of the Lehigh Valley
  • The Crossings Premium Outlets, outlet mall located outside of the Lehigh Valley
  • Lehigh Valley Mall, large indoor shopping mall with mid-range to upscale stores
  • The Outlets at Wind Creek Bethlehem, outlet mall located at the Wind Creek Bethlehem
  • Palmer Park Mall, average sized indoor mall
  • The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, open-air mall with high-end retailers
  • The Shoppes at Trexler, converted into a shopping center with big-box retailers, former Trexler Mall
  • South Mall, indoor shopping mall with mid-range stores
  • Westgate Mall, small indoor shopping mall
  • Whitehall Mall, indoor and outdoor shopping mall with mid-range stores

Defunct

Sports arenas and stadiums

Cokepark allentown
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown

Professional

Eateries

  • The Brass Rail
  • Maingate
  • Ritz Barbecue at the Allentown Fairgrounds
  • Stahely's
  • Yocco's Hot Dogs
  • Zandy's Steak Shop
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