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America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.

420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402
937 226 1710
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Ranked #12 of 27 attractions in Dayton
Type: Specialty Museums
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Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The Citizens Motor Car Company now known as AMERICA’S PACKARD MUSEUM in Dayton, Ohio is a window onto an elegant motoring era in American life. The camel-colored brick facility on the corner of South Ludlow Street is actually a restored Packard Dealership originally built in 1917 and now functioning as a museum. It was the vision and brain-child of a... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Gorgeous old Packards, beautifully maintained. Personal tours by knowledgeable and friendly docents. A cheerful and enjoyable visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful cars; wonderful history; a swath of Americana from the turn of the last century to its middle, this museum has it all! Though I'm a "gearhead", my wife isn't, but each lovely car here turned her head as well as mine. Some of the loveliest examples of automotive art ever built are here! The setting is marvelous as well,... More

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Sidney, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We brought our tour group of classic car owners here and they really loved it. The guide is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They are nice folks and made our visit very enjoyable.

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Honomu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First, I'm no "motor head". I never cared for car maintenance as a hobby. It's a chore. I've never bought an old car as a hobby. That said, the collection of classic Parkard automobiles here is one to turn heads. So much beauty. So many classic designs. Even if, like me, you don't really care for cars as such, these... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The history of Packard Motorcar Company is laid out before you. It will amaze you what you will learn. Plus you get to see many vehicles you most likely have not seen previously.

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Montpelier, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Packard Museum in Dayton was our 1st stop this morning (May 2, 2014) on a Mystery Tour. This our first Mystery Tour so it was a nice surprise to see that we had a car museum to check out. My husband loves cars...he was a happy man. I love to photograph beautiful cars but my favorite things are hood... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Very interesting place to see while in Dayton whether you are a classic car enthusiast or not. Close up look of every car on display. Imagine yourself driving one of those oldies in today's modern world.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Packard Museum is fantastic! It is located inside an old Packard Dealership which is really neat to see. The Packards are beautifully restored and just beautiful and they have so many too. They have another building next to the main old dealership with lots more classic Packards to see. Some really cool unique cars there that we're on loan... More

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Fairborn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My Grandson and I visited the Packard Museum (Citizens Motorcar Co) in March 2014. It is located in an original Packard Dealership in downtown Dayton Ohio. There were plenty of cars to see ranging from 1904 through 1958. They have the Packard hearse used in the movie “The Godfather” and a 1932 sedan that was in the movie “The Curious... More

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