Reno gets a bad rap for not having the amount of attractions such as Las Vegas or San Francisco, however for a small town there are an amazing amount of things to do for all ages. Just ask any local!
For the kids, check out the Nevada Discovery Museum. This fun and interactive museum celebrates the state of Nevada and has various science and art exhibits and experiences for children to play with…including a two-story cloud to climb. For both the kids and adults, visit the National Automobile Museum where a huge collection of classic and unusual cars will appeal to any visitor. For the best museum in town, visit the award-winning Nevada Museum of Art near downtown.
If the weather is nice, Reno has a great selection of parks and outdoor areas including the huge Rancho San Rafael Park where the Reno Balloon Races are held each year and Idlewild Park which is by the Truckee River. The river itself is a great place to hang out. The Riverwalk and the Truckee River Whitewater Park is a wonderful place during the summer when the Artown Festival is heating up.
Also, don't forget the famous Reno Arch. It is located on Virginia Street, right downtown and is one of the most photographed locations in the U.S. There is another Reno Arch over on Lake Street as well. This is the older arch that spanned Virginia Street in the 1960s Both deserve a bit of camera time.
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