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“We keep going back”

National Automobile Museum
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of the greatest car collections anywhere.
Reviewed November 4, 2013

After the Harrah's companies were incorporated, the shareholders could not justify paying the large fulltime staff that was needed to keep restoring and maintaining Bill Harrah's incredible car collection. Most of the cars were auctioned off but the best of the best became the Reno National Automobile Museum. Not only is this an amazing collection of cars, the museum was designed very thoughtfully to present the collection in a way that is approachable and fun for visitors of all ages. On our recent trip, the rotating exhibit hall was showcasing the National Off-Road Hall of Fame. I also noticed that they had moved the Jerrari off of the "street" display and brought in a collection of military vehicles to display.

It seems that I even see things in the permanent exhibits on each visit that I never noticed before. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

There are an amazing amount of great autos, etc. You should definitely take time to see this if you are in the Reno, NV area.

Thank baughmanwallcovering
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had a few hours to pass before we had to catch our plane home so we wandered over to the museum. We are so glad we took the time to visit. It was very interesting and quite educational. We had a great time. The museum is very well planned and as you walked through the displays you were able to read about each car as you passed. There were guided tours that visitors could take but it did not work out time wise for us so we just went ahead on our own. We had a wonderful time and it turned out to be a real high lite on our trip to Reno. Staff was friendly and they answered any questions we had. It was a fun, inexpensive way to spend the afternoon.

Thank Trisha K
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I wouldn't call myself a car afficionado, but this is definitely a top notch museum to NOT miss!! My husband and I loved it, lots and lots of cars (over 220) of all types from the beginning to now, a very very large impressive display, 4 galleries plus hallways & auto repair shop. Owned/started by Harrah's. Some previously owned by famous people. Definitely go to this.
Located at the end of the strip, just across the Truckee River. Free parking. Small entry fee.

Thank loverainsky
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Sooooo many unique and interesting cars! You really get a sense for how important the US was in the auto industry when it was starting up too (even though they do have some non-American cars). They have sets to portray the time periods with the cars parked along the "streets" and tv shows and music from the respective periods as well.
I personally liked the Rolls Royce and the old boiler cars the best.
It's $10, and very worth the visit if that is your thing!

Thank Me W
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