Reno, Nevada: National Automobile Museum

See a car powered by a propeller, a car owned by Elvis, one of the world's three gold-plated Deloreans, and the only surviving Dymaxion. Multimedia theater presentation is better than most, with showroom dummies and real cars. Opened in 1989.

National Automobile Museum

10 Lake St., Reno, NV
Downtown, at the corner of Lake and Mill Sts.
M-Sa 9:30-5:30, Su 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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National Auto Museum

Great collection of mainly very early autos, through the 1970s. Located at the corner of Mill St. and Lake St.

[Lyle Beck, 11/11/2014]
National Automobile Museum

Great collection of old cars set in time era-themed streets. Well worth the stop.

[M Solvin, 08/16/2014]

200 cars on exhibit from early models to cars owned by Frank Sinatra, JFK, Elvis, John Wayne. 1961 Beatnik Bandit, experimental Phantom Corsair appeared in 1938 "The Young in Heart," 1948 Mercury Coupe driven by James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause."

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