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"National Automobile Museum 1" National Automobile Museum Tip by machomikemd

National Automobile Museum, Reno: 9 reviews and 41 photos

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going to harrah's national automobile musem.

One of the Major Attractions in Reno That is not a casino besides the National Bowling Stadium, is the National Automobile Musuem. We Have to Thank the founder of Harrah's Gaming (now owned by Ceasaer's Entertainment Group) William F. Harrah for it as most of the Vintate Cars , Gas Pumps, Car Accesorries like motor oils and lubricants and gas company logos and some motorcyles are from his private collection. It is one of the 5 best Automobile Museum in America and is a Car Afficionado's Wet Dream! When Harrah Died, his collection was sold to Holiday Inn International in which it donated more than 200 cars to the private non profit musuem that eventually called the National Automobile Museum and the rest of the 1,400 cars and motorcyles where sold through private biddings. The Museum is also called Harrah's Collection and most of the Museum Pieces here (about 85%) are from his private collection.

The Museum has 4 galleries of which different cars from different periods are housed, like Gallery 1 showcases cars built during the 1890s & 1900s, Gallery 2 features cars from the 1910s to 1930s, Gallery 3 the 1930s through to the 1950s, and Gallery 4 displays cars from 1950 onwards and it also has a separate mini gallery as a tribute to famous women drivers too. The Museum started in 1989 and it has about 2 million visitors annually. You will see various vintage, classic and special interest automobiles, rare and one-of-a-kind wonders, dynamic race cars and a few original Horseless Carriages collections in the world!

Museum Hours:
M - Sat, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Admission Fee:

$10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 18 years. Children age 5 and younger are free.

Address: 10 South Lake Street Reno, NV 89501
Directions: 10 South Lake Street Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 333-9300

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2014
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