1350 North Wells Avenue Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center Reno, NV 89512 +1 775 329 3877
Want to see some real cowboys in action? Then saddle up and come to Reno's Livestock Events Center in June for this must-see annual rodeo. From bucking horses to the meanest bulls, cowhands to clowns, this event has it all. Champion contestants from all over the United States vie for top money on their way to the National Finals. Rodeo week begins with an authentic cattle drive through downtown passing by the casinos and under the famous Reno Arch.
300 East 2nd Street Reno, NV 89501 +1 775 322 1538
The whole city gets into the act during the entire month of July every year for this outstanding festival. More than 200 events take place at various locations citywide, including films, ballet, art workshops, poetry readings, and music. This event has been nationally acclaimed as one of the best summer arts festivals in the country. Most events are free. Bring money for food and drink. Some vendors may take credit cards.
10 South Lake Street Reno, NV 89501 +1 775 333 9300
If classic cars are your passion, then this museum is an absolute must-see. The 100,000-square-foot building houses one of the largest collections of antique automobiles to be found anywhere. The cars are grouped by age in street settings appropriate to their time. These real-life backdrops include everything from Burma Shave signs to old gas pumps. See the cars that were originally a part of the Harrah collection including a Cadillac that belonged to Elvis Presley.
10200 North Virginia Street Reno, NV 89506 +1 775 677 1101/+1 775 677 1104
This facility is home to more than 40 species of animals and is now officially the largest zoo in Nevada. Staffed by volunteers and supported by donations, this organization does a marvelous job displaying the animals in their natural habitat. Special tours and field trips are available to provide educational fun for young and old alike. See lions and Siberian tigers roaming, reptiles slithering, baboons swinging, and parrots and other birds putting on their high-flying antics. If the weather is questionable, call before you visit.
The Nevada Museum of Art is an environmental statement about Nevada's unique landscape. With 13,482 square feet of gallery space for major exhibitions, 180-seat multimedia theater for presentations, recitals, and films, dining in Café Musée and street-level and rooftop sculpture galleries, the NMA continues to offer audiences of all ages a variety of experiences. The NMA's feature exhibitions showcase national and international artists. The permanent collection relates to issues of Nevada and the West with an emphasis on the environment. For more information visit their website.
1650 North Virginia Street Reno, NV 89557 +1 775 784 4811
This facility is totally far out! Learn how much you would weigh on Venus and about black holes in the universe. In the Star Theater, visitors recline in comfortable seats while the heavens open above them on the Skydome screen. Among the many exhibits, you can see a meteorite weighing more than one ton that actually fell in Nevada. The public observatory contains a 12-inch reflecting telescope so you can see the stars up close and personal. Call for more information on Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center.
1500 Washington Street (Rancho San Rafael Regional Park) Reno, NV 89503 +1 775 785 5961
Having traveled around the world more than 40 times, Wilbur May amassed an astounding collection of artifacts. He was a philanthropist of the first order and left a marvelous legacy for generations to enjoy. His collection includes T'ang Dynasty pottery, primitive African treasures and Egyptian artifacts. A genuine shrunken head is in there somewhere. The trophy room displays big game from around the world; the tack room is loaded with western memorabilia. The arboretum contains hundreds of plants native to the high desert. Call or e-mail for opening hours as these vary seasonally.
101 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 +1 775 827 7600
The history of the second oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi is as colorful as Nevada itself. Completed in 1871, the cost of construction nearly doubled the amount originally bid by Peter Cavanaugh; with furnishings, the total rang in at USD104,000. The 1981 renovation cost nearly USD6 million. The first floor features a mural, three feet high and 400 feet long, painted by A. V. Wiggins in 1917. Numerous images representing Nevada's industries are embodied in the work. A variety of events take place as well, including the Silver & Snowflakes Holiday Tree Lighting in early December. Admission is free.
This learning institution was founded in 1890 as a school for Western Indian tribes and operated until 1980. Today, it is a museum that collects and exhibits memorabilia from the school's alumni and faculty. Numerous events are held here throughout the year, including The Spring Awakening, Father's Day Pow Wow and Craft Fair, and the "S" Painting on Stewart Hill. Native American arts and crafts classes are also featured. The Little Rock House Trading Post is filled with handcrafted items like hides, beading, baskets, paintings, blankets and crafts supplies. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated.
600 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 +1 775 687 4810
This building was originally erected in 1870 as the U.S. Mint, which coined more than $49,000,000 until 1893. Now a museum, it hosts about 250,000 visitors each year and has become famous for exhibits such as The Chinese Experience, the Dat So La Lee Washoe Indian baskets and Coin Press No. 1. Nevada's wildlife is also featured, namely the ubiquitous coyote, elusive mountain lion, majestic golden eagle, bothersome badger and the mischievous black bear. The silver dining service from the USS Nevada battleship, fashioned with silver from the Tonopah mine and gold from Goldfield, is also on display. Admission costs $3 for adults and $2.50 for seniors. Children under 18 are free.
The view of the city is breathtaking from this park
near Windy Hill. If you're here to relax, choose a shade tree and sit a while. There are also several walking, mountain bike and horseback trails for those who ...
All aboard! Take a trip back to the old Comstock
days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill. The narrated 35 minute ...
Nestled in the heart of Reno and surrounded by trees,
there is an enchanting lake. With enough picnic and park benches for everyone, you will want to spend the day at this favorite local hangout. You will be able ...