Located in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the breathtaking Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe area is an incredible vacation or business destination. From the arts and the cultural splendor, to gaming and fine dining, Reno and Sparks are rich in tradition and fresh entertainment. We offer: 18 world-class ski resorts, 40-plus golf courses, and gaming at more than 60 locations, including some of the top casinos in North America. As for the outdoors, you can enjoy river walks, fishing, hiking, biking, and canoeing. The National Bowling Stadium, National Automobile Museum, Rancho San Rafael Park's Arboretum, Wilbur D. May Great Basin Adventure, and the historic boomtown of Virginia City offer countless hours of amusement and sightseeing. Enjoy our annual Hot August Nights, one of the world's largest antique auto events, The Reno Art Musuem and Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and the annual air races. For your entertainment come and see everyone from from Diana Ross, BB King, Hall & Oates, Foghat, Heart, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Jewel, Nelson, Black Crowes, James Taylor and other stars. We look forward to seeing you soon.
"Yes, people actually live here. And it's no wonder why more than 300,000 of us call Reno Tahoe home and why more than 5 million people visit every year. We have a chain of high-peaked mountains that literally surround the region in every direction. We've got high desert hills and low valleys covered with deciduous and evergreen trees. We have a river that casually flows through the heart of the city, among an eclectic mix of stately manors, quaint churches, sleek high rises, city parks and casinos. We've got shopping malls and new residential developments canvassing the city limits and nestled against mountains that offer endless outdoor recreation and cradle magnificent Lake Tahoe.
In addition to our area's spectacular beauty, Reno Tahoe offers an extraordinary mix of history and culture, world-class ski and golf resorts, 24-hour gaming and entertainment, a mild climate with four distinct seasons, and a healthy, diverse economy. But what really sets us apart is a community spirit that makes anyone feel like a local and part of our family.
History of Reno
Wherever there is a chance, somebody will chance it. Wherever there is a risk, somebody will risk it. Wherever there is a way to win, somebody will attempt it. In Nevada, you can bet on it. We'be been betting here in Nevada for as long as anyone can remember. Long before there was a town called Reno, the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone tribes who camped along the Truckee River liked to bet on games and contests when they gathered for festivals and ceremonies. In hopes of striking it rich in the Silver State, a flood of would-be gold miners poured in after the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859. Lake Tahoe soon became the center of a lively commerce for the wood needed to supply the mines, the new boomtowns and the railroad.
Gambling was legal in Nevada until 1910, when the ""Progressives"" group succeeded in getting it banned. From there, gambling went underground, using cigar stores as fronts for operations. In 1931, gambling was legalized again in the hope that it would help boost the economy during the depression. In the years since, the great quality of life in the Truckee Meadows has attracted other businesses, such as Microsoft Licensing, Intuit, Amazon.com, Starbucks Roasting Plant, John Deere & Company and Kal Kan. So now you know a little bit about Reno Tahoe. To learn more, just pay us a visit. You'll be glad"