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America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.

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Address: 420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 226 1710
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This gem of a museum is staffed by volunteer Packard enthusiasts. As one who remembers when these cars were the epitome of luxury, I was thrilled to visit this place. In an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Dalton, Massachusetts
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Dalton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This gem of a museum is staffed by volunteer Packard enthusiasts. As one who remembers when these cars were the epitome of luxury, I was thrilled to visit this place. In an authentic old Packard dealership, the setting is perfect for the display of these vintage classics. The sheer number of vehicles requires a good deal of time to savor... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

While in town for a couple of days, we happened upon this place. Being fans of classic cars, we checked it out. You've seen them in old movies: gorgeous Packards - many in near showroom condition - on display, in the original showroom/garage, along with original tools, manuals, historical photos and whatnot. The vehicles range from very early 1900s to... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had no idea that this very cool place existed in our own backyard! I recommend visiting for something different to do. The cars are truly incredible and were enjoyed by both the adults and the kids that ranged in age from 5-14. You will not be disappointed.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you have any interest in classic cars, American history, or just like design, this is a must see. I have no interest in cars, but was fascinated by this collection. The docents are extremely knowledgeable. There are cars owned by presidents, used in Hollywood movies, and at least one spacy looking prototype.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

What an impressive collection...the building was the original dealership and repair shop that has now been converted to a museum showcasing all the great Packard history and the story of how they came to be and what made them such an iconic figure in automotive history. For just a couple bucks a person the guide was very informative, the cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I don't know how I never knew this was in Dayton but I was impressed. With an affordable admission, its a great place to go browse around. Lots of neat history and beautiful cars, even not being a car buff. Fun place to take friends or family.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had a great time at this museum. The admission is 8 dollars, but with a military ID its only 5 dollars. I was about to use my debit card but the employee said he would have to do it the old way and call in the charge...so bring cash! He was very nice and didn't do a tour but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a group tour. The guides were so knowledgeable. The cars are so beautiful. Well worth the trip downtown.

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A little hard to find and not in the best section of Dayton but I highly recommend this museum which is inside an original Packard dealership. So along with all the great cars, you get to go back in time with the dealership also; sales rooms, service and parts desk, etc. Price is very reasonable. Plenty of free on-street parking.... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I visited America's Packard Museum and thoroughly enjoyed our tour with the very knowledgeable docent. It is a must for car buffs and even fans of early 20th century history in the US. Its great!

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