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Packard Proving Grounds

Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Always a nice time!

Fun at an historic place with good displays, helping to preserve and explain history. Don't miss... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Perfect wedding pictures

Did my wedding pictures here before the reception and they turned out gorgeous! Beautiful grounds... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Shelby Township, Michigan
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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48317-1307
+1 586-739-4800
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Did my wedding pictures here before the reception and they turned out gorgeous! Beautiful grounds for pictures or wedding reception!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HyattHilton
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ginnygem
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Attended a wedding reception here. Loved the atmosphere with the old buildings and cars. Took a brief “tour” which was just a walk around one of the buildings housing several old Packards.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ryanmacbern
Reviewed June 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy classic cars this is a well spent day! Only happens in June so follow their website for the date.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MichaelF622
Reviewed April 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Capn_Crunch_8
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

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
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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

Reviewed November 14, 2017

Could not find the proving Packard proving grounds but did find the Packard grill on the site of the proving grounds. The Packard grill was average.

Date of experience: October 2017
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