The Historic Reno Preservation Society helps educate both local residents and visitors through walking tours, bus tours, and bike rides through Reno's historic districts and other areas of historic interest around the Truckee Meadows and northern Nevada.
The Truckee River flood plain includes much of Reno and Sparks. Learn how to be prepared for flooding and what's being done to control the risk.
The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a work in progress that will eventually create a multiple use trail following the Truckee River, from its source at Lake Tahoe to its end at Pyramid Lake.
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is part of the University of Nevada, Reno. The Fleischmann Planetarium shows full-dome movies and has activities for families and children in Reno.
Hidden Valley is in southeast Reno, up against the mountains. It is separated from the rest of the city by Rosewood Lakes Golf Course and the UNR Main Station Farm. It's a quiet neighborhood with a mix of homes and Hidden Valley Regional Park providing public open space.
The Nevada Historical Society (NHS) is the state's oldest museum. The NHS facility in Reno houses a vast collection of artifacts and documents that chronicle Nevada's history. The collection covers everything from the time of prehistoric people through the coming of white settlers and the vast changes they wrought. Also included are stories about the two big economic endeavors that continue shaping Nevada today - gambling and mining.
Donner Party Park, a City of Reno public park, is a simple expanse of grass with some shade trees. There is nothing remarkable about the spot today, but its name alludes to a historic connection in the Truckee Meadows. It was near this spot, in October of 1846, that the emigrant Donner party established a camp and rested before attempting to cross the Sierra to California.
The Knitting Factory (The Knit for short) Concert House in Reno is a venue for music concerts and more. While basically set up for concerts, the Knit occasionally plays movies and has shows that permit dancing. You'll also see lots of local bands booked to play for a hometown audience in a decent venue.
Learn about Reno sales taxes, property taxes, and other government levies on your wallet. Nevada has no state income tax. Nevada taxes are generally low, but not non-existent.
The Riverwalk District is downtown Reno's shopping area. Visit shops, boutiques, art galleries, and other attractions while you stroll along the Truckee River.
W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is packed with an amazing collection of mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, photographs, and historic mining artifacts from Nevada and many other locations around the world. The W.M. Keck Museum is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, in the Mackay School of Mines building.
The Nevada Humane Society (NHS) in Reno is a non-profit organization supported by both monetary donations and volunteers. NHS operates a no-kill animal shelter providing adoption services, low-cost spay and neuter clinics, and care for homeless animals.
Know Reno road and highway conditions before starting your trip, whatever your route. I 80, US 50, US 395, and other Nevada roads are subject to travel restrictions and closures anytime, especially in winter.
Donner Springs is a quiet, older neighborhood in southeast Reno. Reasonably priced homes, tree-lined streets, and a good location make this a pleasant and popular place to be in Reno.
The old Southwest Reno neighborhood is right next to downtown. Tree-lined streets and a mix of well-preserved, historic houses make this one of Reno's most desireable areas.
Our place names list is mostly from Northern Nevada since that is the emphasis at RenoTahoe.About.com, but there are some other Nevada-related titles we think are of interest.