Fun Things To Do in Reno

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  • It's not just the girls that want to have fun in Reno. Most visitors to the Biggest Little City come for the gaming, but there is a lot more fun to be had for all ages. Live music, bars, restaurants, parks and resorts, sports events and museums are just part of the list.

    While you are in downtown Reno, attend a Reno Aces baseball game at the brand new stadium or go to a UNR football, basketball or other ball game and cheer on the Wolf Pack. Also in downtown is the Truckee River Whitewater Park that is fun for both kayakers and swimmers as well as observers who want to stay dry.

    Just outside of town is the beautiful Lavender Ridge which offers shopping, dining and special events in the middle of a lavender field. Children can also visit the large cats and other wild critters at the Animal Ark in the north part of the city. If you want to leave the area for a few hours, head up into the foothills to Virginia City to experience the Wild Wild West in this historic mining town. Afterwards, head back through Silver City and Gold Hill down to Carson City to learn more about the history of Nevada at the Nevada State Museum. For the ultimate in fun, get ready for the biggest party in the world: Burning Man. Reno is the gateway to this alternative celebration in the Black Rock Desert that takes place every August.

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    Reno Aces

    250 Evans Avenue

    Reno's Minor League team's stadium is located in the brand new Freight House District right downtown by the Truckee River. This is the place to be on Thursday spring and summer nights!... read more

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    University of Nevada Reno Football

    1664 North Virginia Street
    (Mackay Stadium)

    Fall weather and college football go hand in hand and make for a great outdoor outing. Wolf Pack football is very popular, and its 25,000-seat facility is usually packed with fans. Be sure to wear the Wolf Pack team colors of navy blue and silver... read more

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    Truckee River Whitewater Park

    300 W First St.

    Surrounding Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno is the very popular Truckee River Whitewater Park. Nearly every summer day there are crowds of people enjoying the river, either by wading in it, rafting in it, kayaking or even swimming on a hot day. On cooler days, this is a perfect place for whitewater kayaking. This park is the only park in the U.S. that is right smack downtown close to hotels and parking and it open year-round... read more

    Wilbur D. May Museum

    1500 Washington Street
    (Rancho San Rafael Regional Park)

    Philanthropist's Legacy... read more

    Great Basin Adventure

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    1595 N Sierra St

    Kid-oriented, historical park with a Western theme... read more

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    Animal Ark

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    1265 Deerlodge Rd

    Animal Ark is the place to learn more about wild animals in their natural habitat. This haven for non-releasable animals features black bears, wolves, lynx, Arctic foxes, birds of prey and lots more fascinating critters. The entire family will enjoy touring this nature center and wildlife sanctuary... read more

    Lavender Ridge

    7450 West 4th Street

    Lavender Ridge is about 10 minutes from downtown Reno in Verdi, NV. It offers a unique and beautiful alternative to casinos and golf courses for special events. The property is graced with stunning mountain views, water features and thousands of thriving Lavender plants in the fields. Lavender Ridge offers great events all year round such as farm tours, wine tastings, art fairs and craft classes. The Lavender Festival in the summer is very popular... read more

    Burning Man

    The Black Rock Desert
    120 miles North of Reno

    Human Endurance... read more
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