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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 #11 of 81 things to do in Dayton
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Columbia, Maryland
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“Short and Sweet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It's not a large museum, but there's a good selection of antique cars to look at, as well as "artifacts" of the dealership and repair shop that used to be there. The gentleman volunteering that day was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable - if the car you're viewing doesn't have a placard or you have questions, just ask. There's no parking, just on the street, but there didn't appear to be anyone around for miles anyway so it's not an issue.

Visited September 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Great cars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Many original Packards in an old dealership building. Almost no interpretive signs though so if one is not familiar with Packards beforehand, talk with the volunteer to get the history of the brand and ask questions about the vehicles.

Visited July 2013
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hebron
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“GREAT PLACE KILL AN HOUR FOR CAR LOVERS AND NON CAR LOVERS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

There where 3 in my group and we where looking something more to do before we left town. Since it was close to the Wright Brothers cycle shop museum be went to the Packard museum next. There is a cost to get in. It is 2 old packard dealer buildings. Some of it is restored some of it not. We where greeted by a gentelman. I believe the cost was around $10 per person but he said he would charge $15 for all three of us and that was not that bad. He gave us bit of history on the place and few cars. The first building 15 cars some of them driven by famous people or where in movies. There where about 25 in next building. Some of them restored and some not so much but that is what was good. The buildings had an old clasic look and details that you do not see anymore. We did see some cool stuf and had a good time. If you go be ready to park on the street. There is no parking lot. Since there where not many people there parking was not to hard to find. If you love old cars or just a history buff and have free hour check it out.

Visited September 2013
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“Original Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This museum is in an original Packard Dealership building. Parking is on the street but there were plenty of spaces on Sun. afternoon. Admission is discounted for AAA & Seniors. Besides some beautiful Packards, we saw a Duesenburg owned by Tyrone Powers. Also saw a Packard Hearse that was used in "The Godfather ". There was no air conditioning in the second building so it was really warm. Of course it was 90 degrees outside.

Visited September 2013
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“a must c for car buffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

we took the 12 and 16 yr. old grands to this attraction...ikt was wonderful! fun time and much history learned about the earliest autos built!

Visited August 2013
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