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National Automobile Museum, Reno, NV


Reno; The Biggest Little City. For the longest time, despite it being less than three-hours away, my experience with Reno was limited to Reno 911! on Comedy Central. The show was funny, and life was good.

Then I went to college at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Tuition was cheap, the classes were good, and the lack of a state income tax was a nice bonus.

Then I realized that Reno 911! wasn’t a comedy, it was a documentary. Oh no….

To make a long, long, four years short; Reno sucks. For the longest time, I thought the only bonus was the cheapness of everything: food, board, and tuition.

Luckily, my History major forced me to take a Museum Studies course, which involved field trips to almost every local museum, including Reno’s true hidden gem; the National Automobile Museum.

This museum was built from the collection of Mr. Bill Harrah, whos automotive history is so intensive that it needs an article of its own (*hint hint*). The collections focus is on pre-1970’s vehicles, as that was Mr. Harrah’s focus.

Below are some of my favorite pictures from the museum. If you have any questions about a specific car, ask away in the comments, however I am not detailing each, individual car because this post is meant to serve as inspiration to visit the museum–and find out more–rather than a replacement for a visit.

Without further ado:

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If you would like to plan your visit–which you should–you can visit this page here, and if you would like to donate to the National Automobile Museum, you can do so here.

Again, if you have any questions on a specific car, ask in the comments and I will provide all of the information I can.

Want to check out more museums? I also went to the Petersen Automotive Museum this month, which you can check out here!

Stephen Hyden View All

I recently recieved a degree in History from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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