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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
National Automobile Museum
National Automobile Museum

(775) 333-9300

10 Lake St S
Reno, NV 89501   Directions Website

If there are car buffs in your family, then you need to make sure that you stop in to check out the amazing National Automobile Museum. You'll marvel at over 200 antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles that are all meticulously displayed in their fully restored, mint condition. If you're a true car lover, walking through this amazing museum will prove to be your favorite attraction as you relive the history of the automobile.

Nevada Historical Society
Nevada Historical Society

(775) 688-1190

1650 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89503   Directions Website

The Nevada Historical Society is a museum that highlights some of Reno's key historical pieces like an architectural drawing of the State Building as well as other artifacts, documents and photographs that tell the story of how this part of the state was key to Nevada's economic and geographical development. Visiting the Nevada Historical Society is a nice break from the usual bustle, and you'll learn quite a bit about the ever-developing desert city that is Reno.

Sparks Heritage Museum
Sparks Heritage Museum

(775) 355-1144

820 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431   Directions Website

The Sparks Heritage Museum traces the history and economic significance of how both mining and the development of railroads contributed to Nevada's progress. Through several detailed exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia, you'll gain a much deeper insight to how these two industries came to populate and eventually establish this rustic part of the United States.

The River Walk District
The River Walk District

(775) 825-9255

148 W St
Reno, NV 89501   Directions Website

Reno's downtown area is rife with historic buildings and architecture; to enjoy it while staying relatively cool, take a walk along the historic The River Walk District. The walkway winds through downtown and is not only scenic in its own right, it highlights the whole downtown area giving it an added touch of natural beauty amid the busy commercial landscape.

W M Keck Museum
W M Keck Museum

(775) 784-4528

1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557   Directions Website

Before the mining industry exploded to give the area an unprecedented economic boost, the minerals and rocks lay dormant under the surface of the earth. And before the industry of mining cut into the natural surroundings, rocks, silver and other minerals were just waiting to be discovered. The W.M. Keck Museum at the University of Nevada tells the story of that geological history through various exhibits that include fossils, mining artifacts and other items that reveal this fascinating side of Reno's history.

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