You may not know, but the Harrah Automobile Collection started in 1948, and eventually grew to approximately 1,400 cars. Unfortunately, Harrah died unexpectedly in 1978 while undergoing a medical procedure and many of the cars were auctioned off. But, good news is, there’s still more than 200 attention-grabbing automobiles that were donated by The Holiday Corporation to display at Reno’s National Automobile Museum, known as “The Harrah Collection.” I captured the cool cars on camera and I hope the photos will move you to go visit. Give me a call and I’d be happy to join you! (775)544-6400.
Out of all the years I’ve been in Reno, I never had the chance to peruse all the authentic autos at the museum in Reno…until last week!
I actually began working at Harrah’s Club in 1982, long before my career in Real Estate. I ended up parking cars at Harrah’s, and one of the day shift duties involved driving a shuttle bus full of hotel guests throughout the day to the Harrah’s Automobile Collection, which was located in the industrial area of Sparks just southeast of the Nugget across the tracks.
At the time I had no clue as to how special this collection was and needless to say never went inside. Since then, the Museum has relocated to downtown Reno, on the corner of Lake and Mill Street, where I attended for the first time this year.
The museum is open Mon. – Sat. from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children 6 to 18 years. Children age 5 and younger are free.
I definitely recommend you check it out! Like I said, give me a call and I’d love to join you. (775) 544-6400.