Welcome to Reno
Established in 1859 as a trading station at a bridge over the Truckee River, Reno grew along with the silver mines of nearby Virginia City and the transcontinental railroad that chugged through town. Train officials named it in 1868, but gambling—legalized in 1931—put Reno on the map. Explore
Things You Can't Miss
Be sure to stop by this anchor of Reno's casino scene. After hitting the slot machines, laugh it up at the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club.
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More than 200 cars are displayed in themed street scenes at the National Automobile Museum. See the Sammy Davis Jr. Duesenberg and Elvis' Eldorado.
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The 78-lane National Bowling Stadium hosts many major tournaments. Improve your own scores after a swing evaluation at the Training Academy.
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Come in September for this three-day event, which includes a sunrise show and a Super-Glow show featuring balloons that, well, glow (and dance).
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Grab a game of minor league baseball here. Enjoy a bird's-eye view from Bugsy's Sports Bar or the sports bar plaza in the Freight House District.
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