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America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., Dayton

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  • I'm a car fan but don't know much about Packards. This small museum contains) Packards dating back to 1906. Each car is labeled with it's original price, a description, and a price comparison to... 
    I'm a car fan but don't know much about Packards. This small museum contains) Packards dating back to 1906. Each car is labeled with it's original price, a description, and a price comparison to...  more »
  • If you like the classic American motorcars, then this hour long detour should definitely be on your list. Three buildings filled with Packards - if only we could test drive them. 
    If you like the classic American motorcars, then this hour long detour should definitely be on your list. Three buildings filled with Packards - if only we could test drive them.  more »
  • The museum tells the story of Packard’s rise and fall as a leading auto manufacturer. The unsung role of Packard trucks and its remarkable Merlin engine is also noted. The museum keeps getting better....  more
    The museum tells the story of Packard’s rise and fall as a leading auto manufacturer. The unsung role of Packard trucks and its remarkable Merlin engine is also noted. The museum keeps getting better....  more »
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  • After several years of overlooking it, I finally visited this unexpectedly awesome museum! Its impressively curated collection of Packard automobiles were really great to view and read about, and the fact that it's self-guided gives you ample time to educate yourself on the Packard heritage/history at your own pace. Even more surprising was that some of the automobiles are owned by local residents! Admission: - $10.00/adult - $8.00/seniors 65+ - $7.00/ages 7-12
  • Go to this museum!! You won't regret it! $10 to get in. Students free. Beautiful, clean. You can go through it quick in an hour, or you can take your time and spend 2 or 3. Fantastic, historical gem hidden in plain site in Dayton! Staff is very knowledgeable, and every car has a detailed plackard explaining everything about it, including how much it cost "back in the day" and what that is equivalent to today. There are even personal stories behind many of the cars, about their owners. The building is the original showroom and service station for the Packard dealership. There is an entire library inside too, filled with original manuals, and sales records from the original dealership. All the cars are in operating condition! There is even a venue for the public to rent for events like weddings and parties!
  • We had such a great experience. The cars were beautiful. It was a special first date. Definitely memorable. The cost was $10 a person. They also had a National cash register and a library. Definitely worth the wait to visit.
  • This is a great place to visit for any old car enthusiast! They have a really nice collection of pre-and post war Packards. Take your time, read the details on the signs, take pictures and imagine what it would've been like taking delivery of one of the beauties when it was brand new!
  • A great experience for those fans of the Packard brand. Thoughtful arrangements of vehicles and exhibits. The tour is self guided but those accepting admission were very friendly and helpful. We spent about an hour and a half and were able to see everything at a comfortable pace.

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