Saturday, June 25, 2016

National Automobile Museum

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   Bill Harrah, owner of Harrahs casinos, was an avid automobile collector, especially of rare and one-of-a kind models. Unfortunately he didn’t leave a provision in his will to preserve the collection.  Holiday Inns bought the hotels, casinos and car collection in 1978 when Harrah died. The bulk of the collection was sold at auctions but Holiday Inns donated almost 200 cars to establish a nonprofit museum.  The cars range from a 1892 experimental steam carriage to a 1980 gold plated Delorean.

  The museum is accessible.

  The parking lot has long bus/RV spaces. Spaces are also available along the street.

Museum    39.52569, -119.80885

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