National Automobile Museum, Reno

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  • Close to the old Reno City Arch
    Close to the old Reno City Arch
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  • New main Reno Arch near the museum on Virginia St.
    New main Reno Arch near the museum on...
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    A great automobile museum!
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    National Automobile Museum~The Harrah Collection

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 20, 2010

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    If you love cars, here you will see some of the finest representation of automobiles from times past. Over 200 cars within a 105,000 square feet building. Each car has plaquers with complete technical, historical and anecdotal information displayed with each car. There is a very nice 157-seat theatre where they have a film presentations of “The Bill Harrah Story and the Legendary Journey to the Museum” as well as “Magic Carriage” that are shown throughout the day. Plus:

    •Automotive shop, open to public view.
    •World famous automotive research library.
    •Museum Store featuring books, apparel, hard-to-find automotive gifts, souvenirs and more.
    •Museum available for group tours, day and evening banquets and special events.
    •Free parking for automobiles and RVs or buses off Mill Street.

    The Museum is open Mon. – Sat. from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 18 years. Children age 5 and younger are free. Parking is free.

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    National Automobile Museum

    by mcpangie Updated Jan 26, 2006

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    The museum has so many cars from the late 1800's up to the present, to the very unique. They've got a gift shop. One old car you can sit in. It takes a couple of hours to make it through the museum and actually read about the different vehicles. A lot of famous people's cars in here too like John F. Kennedy's, John Wayne's, Sammy Davis Jr.'s, and the car used in the movie Titanic.

    The Car From the Movie Titanic 1901 They don't have very many ugly cars here. 1941 Chrysler Plane or Car?
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    Harrah's Auto Museum---One of best anywhere

    by TheTravelSlut Updated Mar 14, 2013

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    The National Automobile Museum is the sum of the original Harrah's Auto Museum that once had over 1,400 cars and is probably one of the top attractions in Reno...and for good reasons. It is also ranked in the top auto museums worldwide and it offficially opened in 1989

    I have to the museum many times while living in Reno as it hosted many events and was always a must-see-and-do during the annual Hot August Nights celebration.

    The museum now exhibits about 200 unusual, exceptional and unique cars and vehicles and some in period dioramas. Whether vintage, special interest automobiles, rare and one-of-a-kind cars, including race cars and even horseless carriages thanks to the donations of the original owner/collector, gambling icon Bill Harrah.

    In addition to cars, there are auto-related memorabilia and special exhibits that change regularly and there are also guided tours, story boards and theatre presentations plus a great Museum Store for gifts.

    One great aspect of the Museum is that it is self-sustaining and is not owned, affiliated or supported by any other organization or entity or government.

    Hours:
    Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

    Admission fees:
    Adults: $10
    Seniors : $8 (62 and older)
    Junior: $4 (6 to 18 years old)
    Children: Free (5 and younger)
    Members: Free
    Audio Tour: Free
    Parking: Free

    A great automobile museum! Close to the old Reno City Arch New main Reno Arch near the museum on Virginia St. Plan on a few hours here
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    Visit the National Automobile Museum

    by trvlrtom Written Oct 22, 2007

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    If you are visiting Reno, you definitely should make a stop at this museum. It is a mecca for auto enthusiasts and well worth a break from the casino scene. Many of the cars here are from the Harrah collection, which once numbered over 1000 cars. The ones on display include many classics and rare vehicles, luxury cars from both Europe and the US. Besides well known makers such as Merecedez Benz, Cadillac, etc., lesser know cars are here in abundance. There are also a few specialty cars here such as the Batmobile from the 1960s TV show.

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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    National Automobile Museum 1

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    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.

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    National Automobile Museum 2

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 12, 2014

    this tip and pictures will be at the mini gallery that hosts the famous women drivers of the world of which you can see various old and vintage car models and the driving gear and garages that the women drivers wore and use, during those times. there are also many old pictures and posters of some of the more famous ones too.

    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.

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    early 1900 cars at National Autmomobile Museum

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 12, 2014

    the earliest model of cars of the the 19th and 20th century can be found at the Gallery 1 of the National Automobile Musuem. It is connected to the Gallery 2 of the Museum via a themed street featuring vehicles as well as faux shop fronts with famous Old Gas Pumps, Motor Oils and Lubricants and Old Car Dealership Logos and more.

    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.

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    1950's to 1970's cars National Automobile Museum

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 12, 2014

    the good old cars to the 50's to 70's is housed in the Third and Last Gallery of the National Car Museum. This is where you can find the fast and fabulous gas guzzlers of the period like the various car models from Auburn, Bugatti, Cord, Duesenberg, Ferrari, Franklin, Jaguar, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Pierce-Arrow, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, BMW, Stutz and a lot more. It then leads to the exit area and the souvenir shop of the Museum.

    such beautiful classics from that bygone era filled with luxury cars is located along the Gallery 2 of the National Automobile Museum, of which you can see various luxe vehicles of the most glamorous era of Cars. It again has a themed street filled with various automobile memorabilias like car garages and gas pumps and car repair shops and car accessories that connect it to the 3rd and last Gallery.

    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.

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    National Automobile Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Written Apr 3, 2010

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    This is Reno's best museum and is based on the collection of the founder of the Harrah's Casino chain , John Harrah. It includes historical and rare cars from the early days of the auto to the 70's.

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