Bill Harrah who built and owned Harrah's Casinos had a enormous car collection (over 4000 cars). When he died in 1978 most of the cars were sold. But 175 of them became the core of the National Automobile Museum in Reno. It is located right on the Truckee River downtown across from the Reno Aces Baseball Stadium
Duke's brother Jim and his wife Marilyn were visiting last week. Their visit gave us the perfect excuse to finally visit the National Automobile Museum. We have lived in Reno for three years and this was our first visit to the car museum. We took a docent lead tour. The guide was fantastic. He knew a lot about the cars and he made the tour really interesting. I can't over emphasize how much I enjoyed the museum. I'm ready to go again.
I especially liked the early camping displays.
and this 1956 Corvette and matching pedal car.
After touring the Car museum we were hungry so we headed over to the Nugget Diner and shared a couple of Awful Awfuls the best hamburger and fries in Reno.
If you would like to see all my pictures from the National Automobile Museum and the Nugget Diner they are available on Flickr here.