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“Packard Palace!”

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Hollywood
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Packard Palace!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was there for a photography class... and I'm also a fan of the Packard car. They have models going back to 1909 and through the Studebaker Hawk (the last of the line). Very nice staff and the cars/trucks and memorabilia are first rate. You'd have to go to the Ford museum to do better. All this from a guy who was a local florist in Ft. Lauderdale in the 1940's!

Visited May 2014
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty Neat”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was a great educational travel through time looking at these antique cars. Wasn't just cars, but also antique car parts and accessories (so many cigarette lighters). ha
Only huge negative was the uncomfortable seats while watching this TV documentary, was 1 hour long!
Overall a good 2-3 hours of looking around. Happy my girlfriend recommended visiting this place. She's always full of good ideas it seems ;)

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Gabriel D
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Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must do”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours, the collection of cars was awesome. A special Thank you to the gentlemen that took a short time to answer some questions about some of the cars, not only was he very knowledgeable but was very nice. The manager however was not! Very upset about the fact that we overheard him telling the gentleman to not talk to the quests that were visiting the museum. First of all that was very rude, and second you are in the business of making sure your visitors are happy, we asked the gentlemen some questions and we were quite impressed with him, however you ruined our visit as we left your museum quite upset. If you are a visitor at this museum ask the man walking around keeping an eye on things in the museum about any of the cars on display, his knowledge is awesome and has a true love for what he does, no matter what the manager says.

Visited July 2014
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Coral Springs, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No 1 choice for visitors”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I'm a Fla native, & never knew about this place till we found it by accident through Groupon. It's terrific. We always love antique car shows but this place far surpasses any of them. I've recommended this place to everyone I know, and it's always on my list for out-of-town family and friends. You'll love it!

Visited August 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Car Museum”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great attraction just adults and kids. I suggest that if it's children over 6 it's great, otherwise you have to make sure they don't touch anything! They are all antique cars, not allowed to touch anything. Lots to do, their opened Mon.- Fri. 9:00-4:00pm Sat.-Sun. Opened 10:00am not sure closing time. There's admission fee of $8.00. Easily spend 3 hours there.

Visited July 2014
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