Reno, also known as The Biggest Little City in the World is the fourth largest city in Nevada. The National Automobile Museum attracts many tourists to Reno each year. Located just south of the Truckee River, the museum showcases historic automobiles from the late 19th century to 20th century. The museum features more than 200 cars spread over four galleries. Gallery 1 displays cars built from the 1890s to 1900s, Gallery 2 displays cars from the 1910s to 1930s, Gallery 3 displays cars from the 1930s to 1950s and Gallery 4 displays cars from 1950s and beyond. Gallery 4 also features race cars and the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame. Most of the vehicles displayed in the museum are from the collection of William F. Harrah. Some of the celebrity owned cars include Elvis Presley's 1973 Cadillac Eldorado, Frank Sinatra's 1961 Ghia L6.4, John F. Kennedy assigned 1962 Lincoln Continental, John Wayne's 1953 Chevrolet Corvette and more. Some of the cars that were featured in the movie include 1892 Phillion Road Carriage, from The Magnificent Ambersons; 1912 Rambler 73-400 Cross-Country, from the 1997 version of Titanic and 1949 Mercury Series 9CM, from Rebel Without a Cause. The Museum has been listed in the 'Top Ten Museums' by Car Collector magazine. If you are travelling Reno with the kids then you can go to Animal Ark, located northwest of Reno. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Reno extended over thirty eight acres of area and is home to many different species of animals. It primarily features native North American species including few exotic species.
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There are lots of interesting things to do for the tourist who are travelling to Reno. One of such place is the Nevada Museum of Art, located at 160 West Liberty Street. It is operated by a private, non-profit organization. . The museum is theme-based and focuses on the protection of the land and environment. The Permanent Collection includes more than 2,000 works of 19th through 20th century art and is divided into five focus areas. The museum also offers various temporary exhibitions all year round. The main goal of the museum is to provide the engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences. It offers various creative and educational programs throughout the year. The museum also has a restaurant and a gift shop. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Thursdays until 8 pm. Another popular museum in the area is Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. It is northern Nevada's newest and most exciting hands-on place for kids. It is an incredible place for kids of all ages. The museum is dedicated to provide innovative, interactive and interdisciplinary exhibits for the children. Some of the exhibits include climb a cloud, float the river, build a green home, travel into the past and more. The museum is also very-kid friendly and safe. If you prefer to be close to nature then you can go to Virginia Lake Park, located by the Virginia Lake. Surrounded by the downtown Reno, it serves as an oasis in the middle of the city. The park features playgrounds, soccer fields, picnic shelter and tables and an exercise area. You can also take a walk or jog along the pathway of the park or just enjoy the view across the lake.