Reno is famous for its casinos and excellent nearby ski resorts. National Automobile Museum is a car buff's delight with more than vintage cars. This thematic museum focuses on the interaction between humans and the environment and the growing effort to protect the land.
The museum's Permanent Collection consists of over 2, works of art from as late as the 19th century. The primary focus is on built, natural, and virtual environments.
The museum's growing Contemporary Collection consists of paintings, photography, works on paper, digital media, sculpture, and mixed media installations created by national and international artists. The center also organizes field trips and education in space and Earth science, as well the University's Redfield Campus observatory viewing.
The center is one of the first world planetariums to use the Spitz SciDome digital projector. This high-resolution visualization tool produces colorful and bright 3-D images of space objects. The planetarium's interestingly shaped building, called a "hyperbolic paraboloid," was designed by architect Ray Hellmann.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Besides the Dome Theatre, the center also has an exhibit Hall, a Science Store, and a classroom for education purposes, special events, and birthday parties. Animal Ark Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary and education center established in to provide a safe habitat for abandoned, injured, and wild animals that could not be rehabilitated and released into their normal habitats. Animal Ark goes out of its way to build enclosures for each animal with large boulders, native trees, bushes, grasses, and other vegetation that recreate the animals' natural habitat.
Special effort is made to provide activities for the animals in order to relieve boredom. Watching them going about in an environment similar to their natural environment is a very different experience from going to the zoo.
There is no captive breeding at Animal Arc, and all animals are offered sanctuary for life. The Ark has bears, coyote, wolfs, foxes, bobcats, cheetahs, many reptiles, and raptors.
There are so many possibilities for learning that are well-disguised as games; kids can try exploring caves and dark mineshafts, climbing three- stories up into the clouds, and traveling from the past to the future without breaking a sweat.
Youngsters are engaged in science, history, art, construction, animals both living and extinct, destruction, and live performances. Lab Smithsonian, an foot-long river, the Cloud Climber, a permanent night gallery, and much, much more. The museum also organizes many special events and kids' day camps. They are not just on display, they are set out on a real cobblestone street in front of a hardware store or movie theatre with appropriate artifacts from the car's era.
The cars in the museum are from the late 19th and 20th centuries and in general belong to the collection of the late William F.
Harrah, once a wealthy casino owner. The cars are displayed in four galleries. One of the galleries includes the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame and a number of race cars. Visitors can take a photo in one of the historic cars dressed in a period costume. National Championship Air Races Every year in September at the airport just outside Reno at the site of the former Stead Air Force Base, thousands of air race enthusiasts from all over the world come to watch the National Championship Air Races, an exciting event for northern Nevada.
The races last a week, and during that time hundreds of pilots and crews descend on Reno with their lovingly maintained aircraft. There are six racing classes, a huge standing display of aircraft, and a number of civil and military flight demonstrations.
Unfortunately, the Reno air races are the last of their kind. Reno Air Racing Association, Mt. Reno, NV , Phone: Greater Nevada Field can accommodate 9, spectators, featuring 6, fixed seats, plus general admission. Behind right field, there is a berm with standing room. Two party areas have picnic tables and benches. The stadium also has 22 opulent skyboxes, two comfortable dugout suites behind the stadium's home plate that can fit 15 people each, and a person club suite. The stadium has natural grass surface.
Rose Ski Resort Reno is not exactly a typical ski town, but only 30 miles south of the city in the Carson Range, you will find the first class ski resort Mount Rose Ski Tahoe. The resort covers an area of acres and is located in the heart of the magnificent Toiyabe National Forest.
The resort was opened in , and today it has more than sixty runs and eight lifts, and the longest run is 2. There are three terrain parks: While skiers can easily stay in a hotel in Reno and come to Mt.
Rose on the resort shuttle every day, the resort has its own new facility, Winters Creek Lodge. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, a private cultural organization in Reno, is located in a spectacular gold geodesic dome that was completed in and is nicknamed "Golden Turtle.
The center also hosts the "Broadway Comes to Reno" series that brings Broadway touring musicals to Reno. The theatre hosts more than diverse cultural events every year, from Broadway productions to dance recitals. The center's Pioneer Center Youth Programs, its educational outreach division, works on encouraging an appreciation for the performing arts in young people by presenting them with a rich variety of exciting programs. Stretched along the scenic banks of Truckee River, the area between Arlington Ave.
Something is always going on, and there's an activity or attraction for everyone: They are all competing to see who will bring the most exciting events to visitors. There are street concerts, kids' face painting competitions, wine walks, and Dine the District foodie tours, or you can just sit on one of many benches and watch the river and the world go by. The land, once home to a working cattle ranch, was converted into a park after Washoe County purchased the land in Two of the original ranch houses still stand on the property.
In addition, the park contains pavilions for picnicking, walking trails, fishing, biking, playgrounds, volleyball courts, and more. May Museum and Arboretum are also part of the park and are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.
Naturally, it has the picnic pavilions and walking trails that are common to parks, but Bartley Ranch also contains acres of pastureland, a horse arena, an outdoor amphitheater, and several historic buildings. The Western Heritage Interpretive Center is a western-themed building with a full kitchen that can be reserved for parties and meetings.
The park is open daily, year-round. Today, this day rodeo draws over , fans to the Reno area each June. Events include cattle roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, and family themed activities such as the carnival and parade.
And each year, a massive cattle drive brings its herds through Reno. Guests can enjoy a Western breakfast and watch the cattle come through town. Reno Rodeo Association, N. The park contains miles of hiking, bicycle, and horse trails that cross into the forest and back out into the park. The park covers both Alpine and high desert ecosystems, giving visitors a unique experience with nature. At the Visitor Center, guests can learn about the different birds, animals, insects, and plants they will find in the park and get a map to guide them on the trails.
Galena Creek Park also offers events for children such as science and summer camps. Hours vary by season. The building was renovated in and now houses office spaces, two art galleries, arts and crafts workshops, and an auditorium and boardroom that are available for rental.
Guests can immerse themselves in the arts and cultural climate of Reno by taking a guided tour of the center and viewing the artwork in the galleries or by taking in a musical performance at the center. Keck Museum The 2nd oldest museum in Nevada, the Keck Museum is dedicated to showcasing the mineral and geological variety of Nevada. The museum contains an impressive display of minerals and geodes such as quartz, gypsum, amethyst, copper, and of course, silver and gold ores.
It also features tools and maps related to the state's rich mining history. The museum houses the amazing piece silver collection of John W. Mackay, one of the founders of the Bonanza Firm which developed the famous Comstock Lode. The establishment is open Monday through Friday and one Saturday a month and is closed on University holidays.
This par 72 course designed by Hall of Famer and U. Open Champion Tom Kite features 62 sand bunkers, 7 lakes, and challenging elevation changes throughout its 18 holes. The facility also contains a driving range, putting green, and chipping green so golfers can perfect their swings before hitting the course.
Private lessons and golf clinics are also available. The on-site restaurant, the Sunsett Grille, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day except Monday. Each season, the "Phil" performs an impressive array of pieces from the classical repertoire, as well as pops pieces from Broadway and Hollywood. Each summer, their "Pops on the River" concert is a major fundraiser for the orchestra, and each December, the Phil showcases their holiday spirit with their "Spirit of the Season" extravaganza.
The show features singers, dancers, and even Santa Claus himself. Peppermill Casino The Peppermill Casino is more than just a casino; the property contains a resort with luxury lodging, multiple dining options including fine and casual, two nightclubs, and a full-service spa. The casino offers table games, poker, keno, and slots, all housed in a clean, upscale environment.
The casino's Passport Rewards Club members can take advantage of VIP services including a complimentary room and concierge services. The resort is also has available spaces for weddings, meetings, and corporate events.
The resort contains high-end accommodations, six restaurants, bars and lounges, boutiques and shops, a spa, and a fitness center. Silver Legacy draws some of the biggest names in entertainment, including country singers, comedians, and dancers. One of the biggest draws at Silver Legacy is its casino. You'll find table games, slots, keno, and a wide array of games with progressive jackpots. The odds are that guests will have a great time and win big at Silver Legacy!
Atlantis offers its guests world-class accommodations, award-winning restaurants, live entertainment such as concerts and cabaret shows, a 30, square foot luxury spa, and of course, exciting gaming action. At the Atlantis Casino, rooms are clean and well-organized. Atlantis offers card games, table games, progressive jackpots, and tournaments. They also have non-smoking sports betting and poker rooms.