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National Automobile Museum

Address: 10 S Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: 775 333 9300
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Ranked #1 of 51 Attractions in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of the greatest car...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of the greatest car collections anywhere.

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Thought the car museum in Sacramento was good, but this one was even better! It has an amazing collection of vehicles, and they are all very well displayed. There are cabinets with vintage clothing (mostly ladies things, but occasional men's clothes too), so if you're bored with looking at cars, then look out for the amazing collection of clothes, hats,... More 

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Pioneer, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I took my 11 year old son here on our first visit to this museum. We often spend time in and around Reno, but had not been here. The prices are very reasonable, the museum is well laid out and the displays are very interesting. The bulk of the collection focuses on pre 1950s automobiles, so if you're looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The older man working the front counter when you come in was extremely nice and friendly, since it was our first time he explained everything to us and filled us in on the cars back story. Big place, beautiful car, and great decorations. They have so many great things in addition to the cars that it really makes you feel... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great car museum! "The rebel without a cause "Jimmy dean's car is housed there and many more celeb cars.

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Lake Tahoe Area
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have this attraction on our list of To Do's when we have out-of-town guests. The exhibits are constantly changing which is nice so we aren't tired of going! Very nostalgic even if you aren't a car buff.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A history of automobiles like no other. A must see when you visit Reno. Only about 100 yards from the Siena.

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Well laid out and covered the progression and advancement of the automobile. Had exceptional cars and interests beyond my expectations.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It would be awesome for somebody who likes cars. Great experience. Unfortunately we did not have car lovers in our group and we were done in less than one hour.

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I'm not a car buff, but have enjoyed this museum both times we were in Reno. The cars are beautifully restored and displayed. There are some dioramas, and one car you can sit in (with appropriate clothing). It's well worth the visit.

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Nevada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm not a car person, but when I was offered the chance to go to this museum with s friend, I was intrigued. It is s pretty cool collection. There are many many cars there that I've only seen in movies. It was a very fun time and worth the 2 hours spent

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