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This lovely 17 acre site is on the National Registry of Historic Places and features rustic, vintage circa 1928 buildings designed by Albert Kahn for the Packard Motor Car Company. The Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site is owned by the Packard...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48317-1307
Fun at an historic place with good displays, helping to preserve and explain history. Don't miss the famous Gar Wood Miss America X unlimited hydroplane with 4 Packard engines! Lots of historic Packards and ephemera.
The grounds and facilities are very good and help keep the entire automotive industry showcased. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a car event here. If you are able to visit I highly recommend it.
Our nephew had his wedding and reception hare at the beginning of June. It was a lovely event. Very well organized and the catering was delicious! Very interesting venue which provided a tour of the facility providing the background of the Packard automobile. They even...More
We came on a Saturday in June for the farmer's market and stumbled into the most wonderful tour. We learned so much about the Packard car company and the cars they made. You also learn about architect Alfred Kahn, well known in Detroit's architectural history....More
The Old Packard Proving grounds are just across the street form where I USED to live. Many years ago, before they took out the majority of the old oval test track, I had the audacity to sneak in in my old 69 Vette and make...More
Here’s my suggestion for a Saturday in the summer. Saturday’s in the summer, the Shelby Township farmers market takes place in front of the Packard Plant, and there’s usually a food truck with unique sandwiches there during the farmers market hours. We park our vehicle,...More
Date of experience: September 2017
Mary Anne D, Event Coordinator at Packard Proving Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018
So glad that you stopped by for a free site tour - we love to share the history and you're right it's a lovely way to spend a few hours on a sunny summer Saturday! Our farmers market runs from May 26th through Oct 27th...More