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“Awesome Packard Collection”

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to the 1940s, all in full working order. Among them, are Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs, a doctor's coupe with a compartment for his medical bag, and a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton that can self-lubricate its chassis as it drives along the road.
Tinley Park, IL
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Packard Collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

I don't know much about cars, but I can tell you that this collection is large and impeccably kept. All autos are in running condition. My favorite was a big silver one, presumably from the 1930s. The collection ranged in vintage from 1909 to 1955.

Great place for people who love cars and all all things vintage.

Visited July 2012
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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“Great looking old cars (all Packards)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

If you like old cars, this museum is a must visit. They have lots of old Packards from over the years restored to look like new. Although you can't sit in them or open the doors, you can still get up close and look inside. Each car has a booklet in front with information about the model and details about the particular car - some were owned by famous people and one was used to drive around a president. The walls are lined with related collections of items such as dashboards, decals, and emblems. Toward the end, there's also a room filled with Franklin D Roosevelt memorabilia - I'm not quite sure why. There is a small suggested donation for admittance.

Visited October 2011
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“Not child friendly.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is not the place for a family. Staff were rude to children. My 6 year old was less than 6 feet from me when a staff member told him not to touch anything (which he wasn't) and to go stay by his parents. I realize this is a museum atmosphere but my child was not misbehaving and was mortified to be corrected by a stranger. I let the worker know my child would be by my side at all times but was still really disappointed. Another staff member was overheard telling another child that only he was the only one allowed to touch the cars. Rudest group of people I have ever been around.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

We chanced upon this museum via a flyer at our hotel. It is well worth the trip across Andrews Avenue near the River. There is a beautiful collection of Packard Auto mobiles all collected and cherished by one man. Thy are all well laid out kept in perfect condition. I believe they are all regularly run to keep their motors usable. We spent over three hours there and could have spent much longer admiring these relics of a byegone age

Visited May 2012
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West Jordan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“If you like the old ones they are here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

If this is the site for the old Packards.This place lets you get up close and has a great many to look at Just go see them it is well worth the price

Visited March 2012
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