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National Automobile Museum

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Address: 10 S Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: 775 333 9300
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Description: Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of...
Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of the greatest car collections anywhere.
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Always a great place to visit

The National Auto Museum is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. They have many different vehicles and lots of history with the vehicles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The National Auto Museum is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. They have many different vehicles and lots of history with the vehicles.

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Reno
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Outstanding collection of automobiles, beautifully displayed. A must for anyone that are interested in cars old and new. Even the normally non-automotive inclined will find the museum worthwhile.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Reno area, the National Automobile Museum is a must see! I have taken several historical symposium classes there and can tell you that this museum features the best of cars from the earliest Model T's to more futuristic prototypes. You will not regret visiting the National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV.

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San Ramon, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My husband is a car buff and thought this auto museum was fantastic - beautifully restored cars from the late 1800's through the 1980's and beyond - many classics and collectibles. I'm not a car buff but was impressed by the history and stories behind the cars, especially the story about the 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the New York... More 

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Crescent City, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

While in Reno we were staying at Circus Circus. Looking for something to do and this was walking distance. Signs on streets direct you to various attractions and this is one. Small admittance fee. Self tour through several rooms. Everything from old cars to newer cars to race cars to military vehicles. I liked looking at the ones owned by... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The cars here were simply amassing to look at, and the info with then was wonderful. I saw some vehicles that I'd never heard of before. It's well worth the purpose, bi think we spent two and a half hours here. Your receipt gives you all day access even if you leave for a bit.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I've visited twice in 5 years, love this museum, the layout and period design, the considerable historical info, and one of the finest collections in the US, if not the whole world. Interesting to discover amongst the many electric cars from the turn of last century, that one of the Franklins has its original "premium" cadmium batteries, and with a... More 

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Arnold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the perfect little car museum to take a tour of. It is particularly great for the car lover you may have in your family! This little gem is on our list of places to bring our 3 little boys (car lovers)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The cars in this place are amazing, makes the Glasgow transport museum look pretty pathetic in comparison. If you're a car fan don't visit Reno without visiting this place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had our wedding ceremony at the willow on the old-time street corner. It was perfect. They museum staff were helpful and efficient. We got the officiant from Arch of Reno Wedding Chapel. You have never seen so many men excited about going to a wedding :)

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