Reno Attractions

Try these Reno attractions whether you're on a budget or just loafing around town. If you're looking for fun things to do in Reno, you'll find plenty to see and do at a very moderate cost or free. The possibilities are endless...art galleries, museums, fun parks, petting zoos, or just strolling the River Walk, Reno has it all.

ANIMAL ARK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
1265 Deerlodge Road, 775-970-3111
Located North of Reno, 11.5 miles East of Highway 395 (Red Rock exit 78), this desert wildlife preserve hosts an array of fascinating animals including kit foxes, wolves, a black bear, a mountain lion and more! Open April through October, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:30pm.
ARTOURING
775-826-3655 or 775-560-3655
Offers customized tours of artists' studios and the Nevada Museum of Art for small groups. See examples of art, painting, printmaking, pottery, weaving and jewelery. Includes lunch. Visit their site at www.artouring.com.
ATLANTIS FAMILY FUN CENTER
3800 S. Virginia St, 775-825-4700
With the newest video and pinball games like Dance Dance Revolution, Police 911, Daytona Racing, Top Skater, South Park and more, Atlantis' Fun Center lets kids rule their kingdom. Brand new to the Atlantis Fun Center are special bonus tokens and double value redemption tickets. When you buy $5 worth of tokens, you'll receive $5.50 in tokens. Ten dollars gets you $12 worth of tokens and $20 equals $24 in tokens. That means more playing time for the money.
BOOMTOWN FAMILY FUN CENTER
Interstate 80 & Garson Road, Verdi (10 miles West of Reno), 775-345-6000 or 800-648-3790
The latest in video games and redemption games! Antique Carousel, Merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, Miniature Golf and Motion Theatre with thrilling 3-D programs.
CIRCUS CIRCUS MEZZANINE ARCADE
500 North Virginia Street, 775-329-0711 or 800-648-5010
Video amusement and free circus acts all day. Win prizes including giant stuffed animals.More than 30 carnival games and over 70 video games
EARTH WINDOW MUSEUM
800 N. Sierra St., Town Center Mall, 333-2828.
FLEISCHMANN PLANETARIUM
University of Nevada, 784-4811, North Virginia Street (above Lawlor Event Center)
Entertaining and informative star shows in the Sky Dome Theatre, as well as telescope viewing monthly. Also, a unique gift shop featuring glow-in-the-dark constellation maps, freeze dried foods and much more. Call for current star and dome theatre shows.
FUN QUEST
2500 East 2nd Street (inside The Reno Hilton), 775-789-2000 or 800-648-5080
Video games, Magnetic Bumper-Cars, Galaxian Video Game Theatre and Laser Tag. Reno Hilton also offers a 50 lane bowling alley, 2 screen movie theater and shopping mall.
GALENA CREEK REGIONAL PARK
Mount Rose Hwy., 785-4319
KING'S SKATE COUNTRY
515 East 7th Street in Reno 775-329-3472
1855 East Lincoln Way in Sparks 775-359-5572
In addition to roller skating fun for the entire family, King's Skate Country offers Laserstorm Laser Tag and the latest in video games. Thursday is family night.
MAGIC CARPET GOLF
6925 South Virginia Street, 775-853-8837
Video games and 3 golf courses. Two 19 hole and one 28 hole. Also, Giorgio's Pizzeria.
MAITLANDS ARCHERY
2500 Valley Road, 775-972-8811
Indoor archery range and repair and sales of archery equipment and supplies.
MOTHER LODE ARCADE
at the Silver Legacy, 329-4777
NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
10 Lake St. S., 333-9300
200 antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles on display, fully restored and in mint condition. A tribute to America's love of the automobile. Open 9:30am to 5:00pm daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm Sun., except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
NATIONAL BOWLING STADIUM
300 N. Center St., 775-334-2695
The new 172 seat theater features a screen four stories tall.
NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
1650 N. Virginia St., 688-1190
Antiques, mining equipment & Indian artifacts chronicle the Silver State's rich and impressive history.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333
NUGGET SKYWALK ARCADE
John Ascuaga's Nugget, Sparks, 775-356-3300
Has the latest video games plus pool, air hockey and snacks.
PLAYLAND AT IDLEWILD PARK
Be sure to visit the Parks Section of VisitReno.com for info and photos.
PUBLIC PARKS
Be sure to visit the Parks Section of VisitReno.com for info and photos.
RAYMOND I. SMITH TRUCKEE RIVER WALK
and Wingfield Park Amphitheater, 334-2077
Be sure to visit the Parks Section of VisitReno.com for info and photos.
THE RENO ARCH
North Virginia Street & Commercial Row, downtown
The celebrated icon of the Biggest Little City presents many a photo opportunity for visiting tourists. If you're a history buff, visit the old arch bordering the Truckee River near the corner of Lake and Mill streets.
RIVER TRAILS
Bike riding on these trails is great exercise and a scenic view for older kids and adults in good shape.
SIERRA SAFARI ZOO
10200 North Virginia Street, 775-677-1101
See, feed, touch & play with exotic animals. More than two hundred animals including wallabys, big cats, monkeys, deer & zebras. Open April 1st to November 1st.
SILVER LEGACY MOTHER LODE ARCADE
Silver Legacy Casino, Downtown 775-325-7401
Featuring Daytona 500, Cruis'N USA, Virtua On, Cops High Impact Football and MaxFlight roller coaster simulator. Much more than listed here.
ULTIMATE RUSH GO-KART CENTER
at the Reno Hilton, 786-7005 Ultimate Rush website: www.UltimateRushPark.com
180 foot swing (a REAL rush), 18 hole miniature golf course, Indy racing and sprint cars.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
Lots to do here. Be sure to check out the art museum.
WILBUR D. MAY ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN
Rancho San Rafael Park, 785-4153
Visit the VisitReno.com parks section
The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are a floral retreat in which to relax.
WILBUR D. MAY GREAT BASIN ADVENTURE
Seasonal, Rancho San Rafael Park, 785-4064, Visit the VisitReno.com parks section
An adventure to explore. Enjoy panning for gold or riding the Log Flume. Visit the Discovery Room where children can dress up in various period costumes. Also featured are dinosaur exhibits, the Great Basin Mine Slide and a small petting zoo with chickens, sheep, miniature goats and pot belly pigs. The ranch house museum offers various exhibits including a rare art collection.
WILD ISLAND
250 Wild Island Ct, Sparks - 359-2927
Open year round (Water Slides: May through September) Video & arcade games, two 18 hole miniature golf courses, 3 go-cart raceways for all ages, and of course, the Wild Waters Super Slides featuring The Viper and Voodoo Express.
MOVIE THEATERS
Century Park Lane 16, Reno
210 Plumb Lane (Plumb Lane and S. Virginia)
775-824-3333
A 16 screen cinema complex offering the latest in film entertainment! All stadium seating and digital sound formats.
Century Sparks 14
1250 Victorian Avenue
775-353-7469
A 14 screen cinima complex offering the latest in film entertainment! All stadium seating and digital sound formats.
Cine-3 Theater
4001 South Virginia Street (inside Reno Town Mall)
775-826-6900
A three screen theater complex near Atlantis Resort Casino and The Convention Center!


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