AAA Editor Notes
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection is in Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino at 1650 S. Casino Dr., on the third floor of the hotel's south tower (use the escalators, or ask an employee or security guard for directions if you get sidetracked making your way through the casino). If you can tear yourself away from the slots, this collection of vintage vehicles is worth a look. While the museum houses a single car from Laughlin's private collection, most on display are from other private collections or are privately owned cars on consignment by their owners.
The main Exhibition Hall is packed with a rotating collection of fully restored cars that may include T-Birds, Corvettes, Cadillacs, Packards, Rolls-Royces, Ferraris, an Austin Roadster, a Hollywood Graham, and other automobiles, all in shiny showroom condition. You'll also see vintage motorcycles; a few concept and race cars; a collection of pins and patches from military members; and antique roulette wheels, craps tables and slot machines. The floor-to-ceiling windows at the far end of the hall offer nice views of the Colorado River.
The Classic Auto Showroom is in front of the resort, near the main valet entrance at the north hotel tower. This glass-walled annex facing Casino Drive displays more than 15 classic cars and several antique slots—a little taste of what's on display inside.