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Things to Do in Reno

The Biggest Little City in the World

Reno’s moniker of the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’ is quite well deserved. Located in the northwest of Nevada, Reno is the gateway city to America’s ‘Old West’. It is also the second most popular tourist destination in Nevada and offers visitors the most exciting outdoor adventures. Reno holds an important place in the American narrative, having served as the site for the historic Johnson-Jefferies battle, the setting for the iconic ‘The Misfits’ movie starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe and is the city where the trains from California begin their journey to the East. The city was named for the Civil War General – Jesse L. Reno and was founded on 9th May, 1868. Read on to discover the best things to do in Reno and find out how you can make the most of your next getaway to this beautiful city.

National Automobile Museum

The museum displays historic automobiles from the late 19th and 20th centuries, and currently has a collection of more than 200 cars. The cars are displayed in four galleries interlinked by themed streets with stand-in vehicles and faux store-fronts. Gallery Four also has race cars and is home to the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame. Some of the museum’s most notable exhibits are famous celebrity-owned cars, including Elvis Presley’s 1973 Cadillac Eldorado, Frank Sinatra’s Ghia L6.4, John F. Kennedy’s Lincoln Continental and John Wayne’s Chevrolet Corvette. Look out for the gold-plated DeLorean DMC-12s, which was specially built for American Express and the last surviving prototype of Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car. Also keep an eye out for the unique Phantom Corsair prototype, a six-door passenger sedan, which is one of the museum’s most popular exhibits.

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