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“Hidden gem of a Museum”

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to the 1940s, all in full working order. Among them, are Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs, a doctor's coupe with a compartment for his medical bag, and a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton that can self-lubricate its chassis as it drives along the road.
Islamorada, Florida
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6 reviews
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“Hidden gem of a Museum”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I only have a passing interest in antique cars, but was very impressed by this museum. A beautiful building, a private collection of cars that are all works of art, and an amazing collection of all things antique car (hood ornaments, lighters, carburetors, etc). I highly recommend this for anyone remotely interested in cars. You can roam by yourself and read the placards or utilize a guide.

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Packard”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

If you like Packards, you'll enjoy this museum. The tour is informative, but I had more fun wondering by myself.

Visited October 2012
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“Great display of Packards through the years!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the Packard museum during one of Florida's rainier days this September and were not disappointed. It was neat to see the Packard showroom and variety of models produced, and the guides were very informative. I love old cars so this was a great find for me! The only issue is getting there -- our taxi driver went through downtown and had to backtrack, making the ride in 3x longer than it should've been. Admission was reasonable. I would definitely recommend this museum

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Great museum, hidden away”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you're interested in antique cars and want to take a few hours out of your day to go back into the past this is the place to go. They have the largest collection of Packard Cars. Definitely, worth seeing.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“packard lovers?”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Unless one really likes Packards there is nothing special here. All the cars look the same with no particular history. The guide was uniformative and boring. Looked like the set from "American Pickers". Very hard to find the location, reasonably priced. It is easy to see why Packard folded after WWII. We became bored and left early.

Visited September 2012
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