High above the rink at Roller Kingdom sits a DJ booth where record spinners select new hits and 80s-night tracks to send through the thunderous sound system. The melodies fill the rink and sync up with lighting effects that glisten on the sleek surface of the skating floor. During roller-derby bouts, the announcer's voice booms through the speakers to call out point tallies or impressive hits. Roller Kingdom keeps its vinyl rotating and music libraries whirring throughout the week, with special events such as haunted attractions during Halloween and extra-spooky Armistice Days.
Within the walls of the Boomtown Hotel and Casino, kids and their parents can let loose among the Fun Zone Center's 30,000 square feet of multimedia activity. The hyperrealistic images and exhilarating Dolby Digital surround sound of the 3-D Motion Theater launch audiences into previously unimaginable worlds without the prohibitive cost of engineering a cross-dimensional tornado. Youngsters can live out piloting fantasies in the flight simulator, launch themselves as high as their quadriceps will take them in the newly installed inflatable bounce house, or vertically crawl their way to elevated glory on the climbing wall.
At Reno Riding, Cara—an avid horse enthusiast and USPC–certified instructor—tailors private lessons to suit all skill levels and saddles up mounts for trail rides backdropped by the peaks of the High Sierras. Learn the difference between a gallop, a canter, and the thoroughbred two-step with 60 minutes of private instruction atop a trusty steed. Beginner lessons impart basic horse-preparation knowledge and introduce riders to such styles as English and Western Pleasure, and lessons for experienced equestrians teach advanced equipment and preparation know-how. For more in-depth tutelage, riding lessons combined with horse-management lessons educate duos in the intricacies of full companion care, such as stable-management tidbits, trailering and maintenance basics, and how to color-coordinate bridles with manes.
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, fulfills a mission of public science education and K-12 outreach, serving 50,000 visitors per year including 15,000 students through field trip programs. The historic building houses a 60-seat Dome Theater, an Exhibit Hall, and a Science Store.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Brands Used: OTL Karts
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Wear close-toed shoes; no alcohol allowed.
Need 2 Speed's indoor kart-racing track combines maximum thrills with maximum safety. Drivers zoom around in custom-designed Italian karts with electric motors that rate at roughly 20 horsepower. Although the karts are heart-poundingly fast for such lightweight vehicles?reaching speeds up to 45 mph?each one features a radio-controlled emergency device so that track personnel can quickly intervene if any driver is unable to operate the kart safely. After the race, top daily, weekly, and monthly scores go up online so you can compare your fastest lap time to everyone who's competed.