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National Automobile Museum

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Address: 10 S Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
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+1 775-333-9300
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Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of the...

Offering more than 224 vehicles on display, this museum contains one of the greatest car collections anywhere.

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Amazing Collection & Fun Afternoon

Really enjoyed this Reno gem! Our family loves cars & had taken one of our 20 year old sons for an afternoon out. What an amazing collection of automobiles (mostly American) and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this Reno gem! Our family loves cars & had taken one of our 20 year old sons for an afternoon out. What an amazing collection of automobiles (mostly American) and all organized in a beautiful "historical" time warp through four large buildings. Well worth the trip!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place to visit if you like vintage cars. Quiet and uncrowded. You get to browse around from room to room without the feeling of being watched or pressured. It has quite a large collection. There is restoration on-site and panels describing the evolution of the automobile. It seems the curators are more interested in the art of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The National Automobile Museum does a fine job of telling you (with illustrations and wall labels) about America's social history as well as the cars that first astonished the nation in the late 19th and early 20th century, on their way to becoming its vital transport system after the second world war.. You'll also learn about the early days of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome display of cars. Especial old electrical and steam powered ones. With all the news regarding Tesla and other recent ones I found out that very little is new, just re-cycled. I also liked the vehicles that belonged to historic people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Day with family or just Friends, Museum about the History of the Automobile and how it has changed us.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good display of the history of motor vehicles. Descriptions of each vehicle as well as displays of period gowns. Easy to spend two or more hours. At least 3-4 hours if you read each description or examine each item.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum. Not just cars but clothes, etc through the years. Lots of cars in all years and explanations about cars was perfect

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a car lover this is heaven, but even if you aren't a "car lover" I'd say this museum can instill a new appreciation for the automobile. Just a shame it could've been so much more if the original Harrah collection was sold off

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is a great visit for family & friends. So much history & fun to see the wonderfully maintained vehicles of all kinds. Thank You

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were totally immersed in the massive selection of automobiles. There were so many companies that manufactured automobiles in the 1900's. These cars are definitely a work of art beyond description. We did not get to see All of the cars and will look forward to taking another trip to Reno to see more. Our three hours... More 

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