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Ever since they moved into their swampland estate, tragedy upon tragedy has befallen the Kilburn family. First Mrs. Kilburn perished in the fire that also claimed the family mansion. In his grief, Mr. Kilburn built a reform school for troubled boys, but spurred more trouble in his own sons by locking them in the school basement. Ever since the oldest, Mel, escaped, nobody's seen the family's patriarch. The youngest, Lester, still works as the school janitor, though many believe his main job is harvesting the souls of the school's students.

Kingdom of Horrors encompasses the school's 26 rooms, where Mel, Lester, and an assortment of other petrifying characters lurk. Donning the getups of horned demons and bloodied ghouls, the house's "haunt crew" delights in scaring intrepid visitors every October.

515 East 7th Street
Reno,
NV
US

Hand-thrown ceramic vases, custom-stained glass lamps, blown glass, and textiles. The Craft Festival's 200 booths boast the handcrafted bounty of artisans from seven western states. The festival, which takes place semi-annually in Reno and Las Vegas, sources strictly local work—you won't see anything imported or mass produced along its aisles. Instead, you'll find artists who are passionate about their craft, whether it's creating unique jewelry, custom painting T-shirts, or painting works of art.

4590 South Virginia St.
Reno,
NV
US

At Legacy T&T, USA Gymnastics–accredited coaches teach students of all ages and skill levels how to safely tumble and perform on trampolines. The facility’s schedule sends adults soaring through the air during aerial-skills classes and adds a new spin to exercise routines with trampoline- and tumbling-based fitness classes. For younger visitors, Legacy offers a number of boys', girls', and coed programs, including competitive training.

120 Woodland Avenue
Reno,
NV
US

Fishing guru Chris Wharton has fly-fished on America's glassy lakes for more than 35 years, part of which he has spent passing on his extensive knowledge of the sport as the guide and instructor at Stillwater Guide Service. He regularly takes groups out to fly-fish on the calm, trout-filled waters of nearby Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake, among others.

Chris knows that fly-fishing is infinitely more rewarding once one has attained the proper skill set. That's why his lessons focus on precision casting and hook-setting techniques that help students reliably net trout of up to 7 pounds. He also teaches groups how to read the waters for clues that help determine where trout are most likely to hunt for food, shelter, and the sharks that ate their wives. When he isn't leading three-hour lessons, Chris organizes full-day trips and overnight adventures to numerous aquatic destinations.

4740 Parkway Drive
Reno,
NV
US

Currently ranked as the 14th best hang glider in the United States, 23 year-old Alex Cuddy flies, competes, and teaches around the globe. But each summer, Cuddy returns to the familiar air of the Sierra Nevada, where he heads up Thermal Sky Sports, sharing his passion for engine-free aviation with illuminating lessons and tandem hang-gliding sessions. Before unleashing worthy pupils on their first solo flight with radio assistance, he'll teach them how to soar with the grace and majesty of an eagle-shaped helium balloon during low-flying ground towing sessions, tandem flights, and training-hill lessons. In his free time, Cuddy travels to various competitions and strives to break personal records, recently completing a 198-mile hang-gliding journey in 5 hours and 47 minutes.

18234 Whitebark Court
Reno,
NV
US

Billing itself as "Reno's world-class sports spa," Sports West Athletic Club’s Spa of the West is designed to complement its athletic branch with skincare, nailcare, and massage services, and approaches beauty with a holistic, inside-out philosophy that incorporates health of the mind, body, and spirit. Under high archways and soft light emanating from wall sconces, guests can obtain a tan or wax. The Tuscan Wine Antioxidant Peel nourishes skin all over the entire body; heated basalt stones warm up the Tahoe massage; and makeup artists treat faces to expertly-applied cosmetics. Services are designed for men, teens, and couples, and Spa Journey packages bundle services inspired by specific locations.

1575 S Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US