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Published on Feb 9, 2012
Take a step back in time and enjoy a uniquely fun thing to do in Reno! Prepare to be amazed and delighted at the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection). When you visit this museum, located in downtown Reno, you will find yourself transported back to a simpler time. Walk around and view the beautiful and timeless cars from days of old while listening to the audio tour at your own pace.
Ranked as one of the 'Top Ten' auto museums in the country by Car Collector Magazine and the 'Best 16' in the world, the National Automobile Museum showcases more than 200 eye-popping cars and four authentic street scenes representing each quarter of the 20th century in a 105,000 square foot one level building. It's an unforgettable experience and people who have visited say that it's nothing less than amazing and one of the best things to do in Reno.
The classic and antique cars are grouped by era allowing you to get a feel for what life was like at that time. Add in the facades, like a department store here or a movie theatre there, some 'Americana' artifacts thrown in, and vintage clothing that was worn during that era and you'll forget what year it really is! The displays give you an accurate historical feel that even non-car buffs can appreciate.
One of the most fun things about the museum is that you and your family or friends can dress up in period clothing and take pictures in the 'photo car'. That would be a priceless gift for any treasured family member or friend! You can also hold a banquet, party or wedding at the museum for something out of the ordinary.
For car history buffs, you can learn about the different cars and the time period they come from with the multi-media timeline of events and achievements on each street detailing the history and progress of each car. Each display also has its own technical, historical and anecdotal information displayed so you can find out even more about the cars of our past.
Before you end your visit, you will want to be sure to visit the Museum Store. With a look and feel of an old-time General Store you can find all kinds of interesting and unique souvenirs and gifts with an automotive theme. From books on auto restoration to clothing and DVD's, you're bound to bring back a charming token of your visit to this amazing museum. When you're looking for things to do in Reno be sure to add the National Automobile Museum to the top of your list! By: Dawn-Renee Rice