Reno is the seat of Washoe County
, just east of the California state line between Sparks
and Carson City
. It lies along Interstate 80 on the banks of the Truckee River
, near Washoe Lake and Lake Tahoe
The site was once a busy campsite at a ford called Lake's Crossing on the Donner Pass route to California; a bridge. With the 1868 arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad, the townsite was laid out and renamed.
Today fast-growing Reno, population 180,480, is known as the "biggest little city in the world." It is a year-round vacation destination with casinos, resort facilities and other entertainment. It is easy to get married or divorced in Reno due to liberal state laws. The seat of the University of Nevada is here, noted for its Desert Research Institute. The city is home to the National Bowling Stadium. Toiyabe National Forest has its headquarters in Reno. Many other outdoor recreation areas are nearby, including famous Lake Tahoe.
Reno is part of the Reno, Nevada metro area.
Antique Shops and Shows Sherry's Antique Perfume Bottles |
Art Craig Svare Fine Art | Nevada Museum of Art | Reno Dinner & Show Tour | Stremmel Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Atlantis Casino Resort-Reno | Best Western Continental Lodge | Circus Circus Hotel-Reno | Clarion Hotel Casino | Colonial Inn Hotel & Casino | La Quinta Inn-Reno | Miner's Inn | Seasons Inn | Vagabound Motel |
Education Center For Employment Training-Reno | Morrison University | University of Nevada Reno |
Restaurants, Cafes, Deli's, Bakeries Galena Forest Restaurant | Galena Forest Restaurant | Heidi's Family Restaurant-Reno | La Table Francaise | Pimparel's La Table Francaise | Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery |
Golf Brookside Golf Course | Washoe County Golf Course |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Atlantis Casino Resort | Crosby Lodge | Golden Phoenix Hotel and Casino | Plaza Resort Club | Silver Legacy |
Mountains Mt. Rose |
Nevada Counties Washoe County |
Nevada State Parks Rattlesnake Mountain Skate Park |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Century 21 Miner Realty | Jon Dorn, Real Estate Agent | Michael Pevy Real Estate | Norman Nash, REALTOR | Remcor Real Estate |
RV campgrounds and dealers Shamrock RV Park |
Shopping Meadowood Mall | Missing Link Charms |
Health Resorts and Spas Salon Infiniti and Day Spa |
Sports and Sporting Events Big Game Hunting | Great Reno Balloon Race | Rod Hall International, Inc. | Sierra Diving Center |
Transportation Reno/stead Airport |
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11/13 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.