Tourist & Visitors Information
The Reno Sparks area is an amazing place and we think you’ll agree. Recognized world wide as a hub for excitement and adventure, Northern Nevada is unlike any place in the world. A place where raw natural beauty, rich history and exciting city life merge together to form the Truckee Meadows. From the cool pine forests of Lake Tahoe to the edges of the city of Sparks, to the electric Reno arch we welcome you to northern Nevada.
America’s Adventure Place
Known for its sizzling night life and exciting gambling entertainment, the Reno Sparks area is also a stepping stone to the adventures in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Reno Sparks attracts a diverse group of travelers from all over the world. Drawn in by its pristine surroundings, you will find a wide range of indoor and outdoor adventures to be had.
From hiking mountain trails to the excitement of the black jack table – no place plays like Northern Nevada.
Home of the University of Nevada and the Wolfpack, we love to play sports like no one else. From the Reno Aces ballpark to the playing court of the Reno Bighorns NBA D league team; we like to play. The University provides world class education, but you won’t find a sleepy college town here.
Reno and Sparks also house a variety of casinos and casino resorts, where we spoil our visitors with a wide arrange of food, culture, shopping and much more. From concerts at the Downtown Event Center, to entertaining shows in our casino showrooms to friendly community events, there is always something to see or do in Reno and Sparks. We love this place and here just a few of the reasons we call Northern Nevada home.
Reno Sparks has muscle.
Fancy the hot rod era or classic cruisers? So do we!
Home of the world famous Hot August Nights, the Reno Sparks area transforms into classic car heaven every summer. From exciting drag races to show n’ shine car shows, you will find the area glimmering with chrome and candied paint jobs every August as we become the largest classic car and hot-rod show in America. Gathering over 50,000 rare and classic cars we would naturally be the home of the National Automobile Museum.
Need more excitement?
How about the fastest motor sport in the world? Reno is home to the International Championship Air Races, bringing the fastest fliers in the world to compete over the skies of Nevada every summer. With spectacular displays of piloting skill we race Unlimited Class flyers approaching 500 miles per hour or more.
Maybe you like people and music?
The Reno Sparks area hosts well over 30 major community events a year, some of them known around the world; like John Ascuaga’s Nugget Rib Cook Off or the Great Reno Balloon Races. We are the home of the Reno Rodeo, the largest rodeo in the West and are the birth place of the Eldorado’s Great Italian Festival. We feature live music, dance shows, concerts and provide ample music entertainment in rock, country, R&B, pop music, lounge acts, indie music, folk and everything else under the sun.
Reno Sparks is gold.
It’s a high standard of living when you can easily enjoy classic music of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra or the internationally renown Nevada Museum of Art, to the popular Burning Man festival. Reno Sparks breathes culture. From the tribes of the local Washoe and Paiute Indians to the rustic days of frontier mining, Reno Sparks has a history like no other place in the world. With an award winning school district to health facilities with state of the art equipment Reno Sparks has a wealth of services and choice.