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PLACE OF INTEREST
Nevada’s “other” gambling and resort town, Reno is in the western part of the state near the California border. What the city lacks in glitz or reputation it more than makes up for in attractions and amenities. There are first-rate hotels, golf courses and casinos to rival its southern counterpart and, also like Las Vegas, Reno has become a popular destination for families. Galena Creek Park offers nature trails that even young children can navigate, plus organized educational events for families. It is known as “The biggest little city in the world”.
Reno River Festival – An action-packed weekend of music, food, activities, whitewater competition and fun! This 2-day festival on Mother’s Day weekend is often considered the kick-off to the special events season and offers something for everyone. Enjoy interactive summer and outdoor experiences Watch freestyle and competitive kayaking, free to the public Shop at over 100 food/beverage, outdoor merchants and craftsmen vendors, free to the public to browse Enjoy to FREE live music – the music line-up has featured up and coming and established national recording artists Participate in Yoga in the Park Entertain the kiddos in the Kids Play Area Improve your skills at the Fly fishing clinic Register for the 2nd annual Reno River Roll (slow bike ride) The list of activities go on and on. This is some place you want to plan to do next May since it is a bit late for this year.
Reno Rodeo – It’s the Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West! Featuring 10 days and nights of the best rodeo competition in the country with over 750 professional athletes. Enjoy all the fan favorites, including two world-class team roping events, professional bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bronc riding. The exciting Western action also features an authentic cattle drive, parade, extreme Mustang Makeover, Double R Marketplace for Western shopping, food, carnival and the wildly popular Mutton Bustin’. This event is held mid-June so you need to plan you trip soon.
National Automobile Museum – This museum is one of the best organized and presented. There is a definite flow between the different showrooms, with a few interactive displays. There was also the space museum, with more hands-on activities that would appeal to kids as well as adults. The display with the original vehicle used in the New York to Paris race was especially interesting. There is also a nice history about William Harrah (of the Harrah’s casino) since this is mostly his collection. There is a nice short film, and usually a guided tour once a day (there was no volunteer to do the tour on the day we went). There are also some period costumes on display. This is a place where you can spend hours looking at all the displays. Highly recommend this museum!
Mt. Rose Ski Resort – Rose isn’t the largest Tahoe ski resort, but it is a locals’ favorite, and for good reason. Highest base elevation keeps snow better longer. Experts will enjoy the Chutes, while there are several good beginner runs, including a long meandering green trail. Spent a wonderful day skiing here. Everything about the place is well thought-out, from ticket window to lodge locations and other amenities including food service. Staff is friendly and helpful in all areas especially the attentiveness of the lift attendants at the beginner lifts. They watched the kids getting on and off! These people coach and cheer the kids getting on and off! if I was starting my kids out, this would be the place. Green trails are easy to access without worrying about wandering off onto trails that are too tough. There are plenty of choices and all trails are well-marked. As for food, pricing was great, Check out the specials on Tuesday and Thursdays. This was by far the better value than other ski areas around Reno.
Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum – The museum is huge, multi-floor, rooms separated by subject. They have a dinosaur as well. And, kids love the climbing cloud center of There is literally something for everyone. The younger children will want to spend time on the lower level playing at the eater feature, climbing the tower, playing in the camping room and in the building room. The older kids will want to spent time in the rooms on the top level. They can even build a bird house. The brain teaser room is great too.
Chapel of the Bells – Reno is known for getting married on the spur of the moment. With everything that can occur the day you plan to get married getting to the Chapel is easy, the ladies are both kind, and helpful. They make the process so easy and make it a wonderful day!
Reno Arch – The Reno sign is an institution. The sign is all lit up in shocking bright blue. It really stood out against the dark sky. A must see while in Reno. It is at the entrance to the casinos and restaurants, so you can’t miss it. It’s a great place for pictures too.
You can fly into Reno from Tampa and have a wonderful family Summer or Winter Vacation. Give TravelKatz a call at 352-277-7300 and we will make it happen for you.
CARSON CITY, NEVADA
Previously known as Eagle Ranch, Carson City was named after the nearby Carson River. The river, meanwhile, was named by explorer John C. Fremont after famed frontiersman Kit Carson, who, at one point, worked as Fremont’s scout through the Rocky Mountains.
Nevada State Capitol Building: The Nevada State Capitol has an excellent small museum on the second floor. The walk up the stairs to the museum takes you through some wonderful history – and the museum is the frosting on the cake. It’s only open during regular m-f business hours. But you can visit the museum, and then if you’d like to have a small picnic lunch on one of the benches in the Capitol park – or visit one of the fine restaurants within a block. But don’t miss the museum. (an advance request is required for a tour).
Nevada State Museum: The history of Nevada and the west was described very well explaining the gold and railroads and everything else. If you are in the Tahoe area and want to see some local history this museum is a must-visit destination. It is partially housed in the historic old mint building in downtown Carson City and the exhibits on coinage are first rate. There is a re-creation of a mine on the lower level that is actually very well done and the kids love it. Interesting areas on natural history with many specimens of animals, rocks and minerals, dioramas, and a mastodon skeleton on display. There is a very large walk-through section on Nevada history that is loaded with display items, everything from silverware to casino memorabilia to a very impressive collection of vintage firearms. Another section at the opposite end of the museum next to the gift shop highlights the history of native peoples in the area. There is not a lot there but the folk and popular objects, baskets, and other items on display are nice to see. I recommend watching the short video first. The admission is only $8 for adults and kids under 18 are free.
Kit Carson Trail: It’s time well spent walking the Kit Carson Trail in beautiful Carson City. You get a real feel for the time era of the old west as you visit the various buildings along this historic trail through the state capitol. The trail is easy to follow because there is a painted blue line on the sidewalk that guides you through the neighborhood. You can get a map at the visitor’s center that shows the path and has details about the historical building along the path. Also, there is an app that can be downloaded that gives the history of the buildings. The neighborhood had a small town feel to it. It’s a nice walk and many of the buildings have interesting history including one that Mark Twain lived in for a time.
Nevada State Railroad Museum: There are other Railroad Museums not far from here- the California State RR Museum, for example – but the Nevada Museum, like Carson City itself is much more approachable. Far less traffic, free and easy parking, and excellent exhibits. The beautifully restored engines and cars inside give an overview of the Age of Steam in the West. “Brass Betsy,” V&T 22, Inyo, must be one of the most beautiful engines ever produced. Worth a visit just to see it. The wandering guides, many who have experience with the days of steam, add to the experience. Good gift shop, too. In the summer, the engines will steam up, and move a coach or other car around the museum track. Great trains and a fun ride. The ride is on the property, but nonetheless it is more than worthwhile.
Carson Station Casino: Nice atmosphere, the rooms are nice, but not too fancy, drinks are affordable, excellent entertainment on select nights, and an abundance of gaming for everyone 21 and older. Great location, right off a busy street, S. Carson St / 395. You can stop by for a drink, some dinner, to stay the night, or play some slots if that’s your pleasure.
Carson City is located just a half hours drive from Reno, Nevada which is the closest airport. Flights from Tampa or Orlando are readily available. Just give TravelKatz a call at 352-277-2700 and we will make your vacation to Carson City a memorable one.
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