Reno Attractions

Most people have a very specific type of activity in mind when they think of Reno attractions. Gaming and entertainment are the driving forces behind much of our history of tourism. But once visitors get here, they may be surprised at all the other things there are to do and see. Reno attractions do, indeed, include some world-class entertainment venues and vacation resorts. There are also numerous museums and galleries, a top-notch university, indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and many historical sites. Reno attractions aren't just for the enjoyment of the tourists. Those of us who live here choose to do so for the quality of life we can experience in a community that offers both the warmth of a small town and the activity of a big city. At any time of day or night, we can find something fun to do. The fact that we can share these attractions with the rest of the world is just an added bonus. It is a real thrill to know that people come from all over the globe for a once-in-a-lifetime experience when this is the reality of our day-to-day lives. Seeing the town through others' eyes helps to keep the residents from taking the Reno attractions for granted.

Natural Reno Attractions

The notable Reno attractions aren't all centered around the city that humanity has built up. The Biggest Little City enjoys the bounty of nature in the forms of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Truckee Meadows and the Truckee River. All important Reno attractions in their own right, these natural features are the perfect complement to the rest of the city's features, firmly positioning our community among the world's vacation destinations.

Nevada Museum of Art

Reno's Midtown District
Reno Attraction
160 W. Liberty Street, Reno
(775) 329-3333

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of culture in the High Sierra. The permanent collections are extensive and stunning, and the changing exhibitions keep things fresh, even for regular visitors. The museum offers three floors of exhibits, usually with varying themes and styles. Most exhibits are on display for at least one month; some may... read more

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a... read more

Reno Philharmonic Orchestra

Reno Attraction
925 Riverside Drive, Suite 3, Reno
(775) 323-6393

Nearing its 50th season, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra continues to have more than 30 performances each year spanning musical selections from classical to pop. Many performances are held at Reno's Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, but the orchestra also brings music to the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe regions as well. The Classix Series that runs from October through April each year represents the mainstay... read more

Nearing its 50th season, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra continues to have more than 30 performances each... read more

Wilbur D. May Center

Reno Attraction
1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
(775) 785-5961

A part of the Washoe County park system, Wilbur D. May Center includes a museum, botanical gardens, an arboretum and a museum shop. It's a delightfully eclectic celebration of the life of Wilbur May, a philanthropist who wore many hats during his life. The permanent museum exhibits provide a fascinating glimpse into a certain period of history in the nation and in the world, while... read more

A part of the Washoe County park system, Wilbur D. May Center includes a museum,... read more