What Are Some Things to Do in Reno, NV?


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As of 2015, some things to do in Reno, Nevada, include spending time at casino resorts and taking the Historic Riverfront Walking Tour. Visiting historic Virginia City is another option.

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What Are Some Things to Do in Reno, NV?
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Resorts such as the Silver Legacy and Circus Circus are located in the heart of Reno. The Silver Legacy is one of the newer properties, and its room decor is Victorian. This resort's dome rises 180 feet above the city skyline and is home to a 120-foot automated mining rig. The dome dominates the casino floor, where hourly laser light shows are offered.

Circus Circus has bold colors and a family-friendly circus theme. This property contains a midway featuring a variety of games. In addition, circus shows featuring acrobats, dogs and magicians are regularly scheduled at this resort.

The self-guided Historic Riverfront Walking Tour follows the Truckee River that flows through the heart of Reno. Some sites on the list include the Virginia Street Bridge, built in 1860, and the Washoe County Courthouse, built between 1871 and 1873.

Virginia City is an old mining town turned tourist attraction that still has wooden sidewalks, miners with noisy mules and old-fashioned saloons. The 20-mile Virginia City Scenic Drive connects Reno to this historic landmark.

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