Best Reno, NV Attractions

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    9. Idlewild Park

    Built in 1927, this park is another of Reno's largest parks. It is located just West of downtown on the Truckee River. This park features several picnic areas, some tennis courts, a bike trail, some lakes and water...

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    8. Reno Arch

    The Biggest Little City in the World's most famous landmark is the Reno Arch, located downtown on Virginia Street. The famous lighted arch went up in 1926 to celebrate the completion of the Transcontinental Highway....

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    7. Riverwalk and Arts District

    The Reno Arts District and the Reno Riverwalk are right downtown and just south of the casinos. This area is home to great restaurants and bars, shopping areas and a walkway along the Truckee River. There are several...

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    5. Rancho San Rafael Park

    Rancho San Rafael Park is the largest park in Reno with hundreds of acres that are home to a large dog park, playgrounds, an arboretum, gym equipment, jogging areas, and special event pavilions. The Arboretum is a...

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    2. Nevada Museum of Art

    This award-winning museum is just south of downtown Reno and features permanent and traveling exhibits from various artists. This excellent museum is small, but packs in a wonderful selection of contemporary and...

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    1. Mount Rose

    The nearest ski resort to Reno is Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. At over 8,200 feet, this resort is known mostly as a great ski area for locals, but visitors can find long, well-groomed trails, 1,200 acres of ski and board...

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About Reno, NV Attractions

When staying in the downtown area, get out of the immediate downtown area. Take a photo of the Reno Arch and then move on down to the Reno Arts District and the Truckee River. The downtown area over the years has fallen apart in some areas and has flourished in others. The river area is full of restaurants, shopping, bars, parks and people watching. Take in a Reno Aces game or watch the kayakers on the river. Visit the Automobile Museum or take a walk to Idlewild Park. You will be surprised as how much nature the area has to offer.

Avoid: The downtown strip area at night.


About Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors of the Western U.S. She spends her time hiking, camping, biking and kayaking in the mountains around her home, and snorkeling and boating in Lake Tahoe. Christina...  Read more »

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