Reno / Nevada, the « greatest little city in the world », is not the place on this earth where you expect to find a big amount of automobile
treasures, it`s much better known for its casinos and variety theaters. More than a million tourists a year enjoy the comforts of first class hotels
and try their luck at one of the countless gaming machines. The next proper race track is the Las Vegas Motorspeedway, and the only
motorsport event in the city are the annual air – Reno
Championship Airraces on the Reno Stead Airport 15km to
the north of the city.
Though, there is a gem of a museum in the heart of the city
in walking distance of the big casinos. Before you spend all
your money at a black jack table, lay aside 10 bucks and spend a
couple of hours in this beautiful and lovely arranged halls in South Lake
“The Harrah Collection” as the National Automobile Museum is known, is mainly based on cars which belonged to casino owner William F.
Harrah. Originally he owned more than 1400 cars, about 175 of them were donated to the museum after his passing. The museum itself opened
In the building, you can find unique specimen of automobile artristry, you will see nowhere else in the world. For example there is one of only
three goldplated deLoreans, the 1908 Thomas Flyer from the New York to Paris race, the Flying Caduceus, one of the first jet-propelled Land
Speed Record cars from 1960 or the absolutely mind blowing 1938 Phantom Corsair. Also the Hollywood theme is very present with lots of cars
that were owned by movie stars: Elvis` Cadillac Eldorado, J. Deans Mercury Series 9CM or Frank Sinatras Ghia L6.4
Hardtop. They all are displayed in beautiful arranged settings which bring the whole museum to life.
What: The Harrah Collection
Where: 10 South Lake Street Reno, NV 89501 - 1558, USA
When: Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:30
Ssunday 10.00 - 04.00
Contact: +1 775-333-9300
How much: adults $10