Since it opened in 1989, the National Automobile Museum has put the history of automotive travel on full display through exhibits, rare collections, and vehicular ephemera. The museum houses more than 200 cars in all, from the first horseless carriages to vintage and classic models to awe-inspiring oddities. Most hail from the garage of the Harrah?s Hotels and Casinos founder and legendary collector Bill Harrah, whose personal fleet reached approximately 1,400 vehicles. The automobiles are set against a backdrop of exacting street scenes, with set pieces and ambient audio recreating the world in which these artifacts roamed. This degree of detail, coupled with a lineup of permanent and rotating exhibits, has established the museum as among the class of the country's automobile museums. In fact, AutoWeek magazine placed it among its top five in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.