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Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

1527 S.W. 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
954 779 7300
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Albany, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What an astounding collection of cars! All beautifully preserved and restored! And you don't have to be a car buff to appreciate this museum -- the cars give you such a strong sense of who we were as Americans over the decades in terms of style, utility and comfort. The cars presented are all Packards, a brand most Americans never... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As soon as you walk in, your eyes are amazed at the absolutely stunning history that surrounds you. The Packard collection is so immaculate. The cars are in great shape and their are so many different styles to view. They also have a toy Packard collection that is amazing. They are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Take your time and get to know this museum. Not too many people know about it, and it is worth spending 1-2 hours learning about the old days and how cars used to be made.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Excellent collection. Very informative. I would recommend for visiting with kids. You need to watch movie with great historical information.

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Carmel, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This museum contains some very rare Packards from the day when they were equivalent to the Cords and Dusenbergs. Most are in fantastic condition. It is not a large museum - maybe 50 cars total. But the cars are displayed in a very open attractive setting. A few non-automobile items; one whole room is memoralbilia from FDR. The ony criticism... More

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Brighton, MI
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is another place that we've thought about visiting for a few years now and finally made it there today. I do have to admit that I like cars and automotive memorabilia so this sounded like my kind of place - and it was! But my wife also liked it and she is just so-so when it comes to cars.... More

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Canberra
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I went there with my wife and parents during a weekday. We were fortunate that a group had paid for a guide (Frank). His comments gave life to our visit and allowed us to realize that our modern automobile engineers have not invented much, but have rather looked into the past to find what they call "innovations". The collection of... More

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Steeler Nation, Pgh, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband, who is a retired car dealer always enjoys visiting antique car museums when we travel! This was by far the best Car Museum we have visited in years, mostly because of Frank and Valerie, the managers. There is no question Frank loves telling people about the antique cars with all the intimate details and history encompassing each car.... More

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Key West, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were in Ft Lauderdale, & had hoped to tour on the Duck. Unfortunately, the tour was down for the day. My sister worked at the Broward Hospital & knew of a small museum near there. It was an easy drive with ample off street parking. We rang a bell at the massive front doors & was greeted by a... More

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South Florida, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was our third visit to the antique car museum. Our prior visits took place before the most recent renovation. All three times we were there for a charitable or business function. The museum has been greatly expanded with many more cars on exhibit. I can't comment enough on how beautifully the staff of the museum maintains the old Packards.... More

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