The Best Vegas Attraction You’ve Ever Never Visited
The Auto Collections at Imperial Palace just might be the best Las Vegas attraction you haven’t seen yet.
It took us awhile to visit, but once we did, we instantly became lifelong fans. Though this blog doesn’t think of itself as “a car person,” the Auto Collections might just turn us into one!
The Auto Collections reside in a dizzingly massive (125,000 square feet) showroom, and there are more than 250 automobiles on display. More than a museum, the cars at The Auto Collections are for sale.
The sheer enormity of the collection makes this a must-see on the Las Vegas Strip. Cars are bought and sold all the time, so the collection is ever-changing, and there’s always something new to see.
Handy placards are on display with each vehicle, spelling out the details about the car’s make, model and often-colorful history.
Along with cars you’ll recognize instantly, you’re bound to see dozens of rare and obscure cars you never even knew existed.
Each car in the collection is a fun discovery for kids of all ages, making this one of the more family-friendly things to do on the Strip.
Just when you think you’ve seen all the cars, there’s another room to explore. You’ll see antique cars, muscle cars, custom hot rods, cars from movies and those formerly owned by celebrities (Elvis among them), exotics, race cars and concept cars rarely seen by the public.
It might be overwhelming to choose a favorite car, but you kind of have to. This blog’s favorite would have to be the 1946 Delahaye 135MS Selborne Roadster (pictured below), mainly because of its solex side carburetors, whatever those might actually be. The suggested price: $350,000. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an ATM that day, but we’ll be back!
The Auto Collections at Imperial Palace also feature an expansive auto-inspired gift shop open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. The collection is located on the fifth floor of the IP, and admission is $8.95 for each adult, $5 for seniors and children 12 and under (kids under three are free).
It’s time to buckle up, recline your seat and cruise the information superhighway in the form of one of our lame photo galleries.
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