Sightseeing in Truckee

Two-Night Stay at Standard Campsite or in Large Cabin at Collins Lake Recreation Area (Up to 55% Off)

Collins Lake Recreation Area

Marysville Northeast

12 miles of shoreline set the scene for two nights of activities, such as renting a boat, fishing for trophy fish, or building a campfire

$94 $49

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Wine Tastings for 2, 4, or 6–10 at Jodar Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Jodar Vineyards

Camino

During reserve wine tastings guests taste four wines and food pairings; groups of 6–10 can taste with the winemaker on Thursday or Friday

$60 $25

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Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

$42.50 $20

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Aerospace Museum of California Outing for Family of Four with Simulator Ride (50% Off)

Aerospace Museum of California

North Highlands

Collection of 40 military fighter jets and civilian airplanes rest idly alongside vintage engines, artwork, and Apollo memorabilia

$48 $24

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Dual-, Family-, or Collectors-Memberships to Verge Center for the Arts (Up to 55% Off)

Verge Center for the Arts

Central Sacramento

Memberships include movie tickets, members-only receptions, and artist’s studio tours; new collector members also receive original artwork

$80 $36

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Pumpkin Train Ride for One Adult or Child from Sacramento RiverTrain (38% Off). Six Options Available.

Sacramento RiverTrain

Riverside

Families board a seasonal train ride to Uncle Ray’s pumpkin patch, with friendly scarecrows entertaining riders; includes souvenir pumpkin

$46.88 $29

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KidZone Museum's slew of interactive exhibits, indoor jungle gym, and other playful attractions reverberate with the sounds of joviality, pique the curiosity of pint-size patrons, and encourage family bonding. Youngsters dive into an aquatic adventure in the Starfish Enterprise exhibit, which features an imagination playground, reef building, and a research submarine that grant aquatic education without Poseidon's dull office stories. Visitors skid down the slide or skirt the climbing wall of the indoor jungle gym, and mini adventure seekers explore the nature-themed baby zone. The nonprofit museum's creative center proffers washable paints, clay, and other art supplies for crafting miniature magnum opuses, as well as occasional classes on topics such as messy science and imaginary-friend value appraisal.

11711 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee,
CA
US

Helmed by nature photographers Elizabeth and Olof Carmel, the newly expanded, 2,600-square-foot gallery showcases vivid landscape compositions, dramatic panoramas, and crisp still-lifes. Pair the sublime color and unmatched tonal range of Elizabeth's images—which have been featured in outlets including Sierra magazine—with poetry from the likes of John Updike and Richard Wilbur in Brilliant Waters ($49.95), a 104-page book ideal for coffee-table display. Calendars containing Olof's scenic depictions of the Sierra Nevada mountains ($16.95) can help repressed naturalists find peace amid drab cubicles, whereas the glossy, picturesque images on the front of 5"x7" notecards ($9.95) divert attention from the Days of Our Lives fan fiction scribbled inside. More devoted photo fans can vanquish blank wall-space with fine-art prints that range from 10"x15" to 6'x10' ($50–$1,000 and up; individuals can use up to 10 Groupons toward one purchase). The prints are available framed, unframed, or mounted on stretched canvas, and they exclusively employ museum-quality archival inks that, like most moustache dyes, remain fade-resistant for 80 to 100 years.

9940 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee,
CA
US

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.

10 S Lake St
Reno,
NV
US

Powers Frameworks can enshrine cherished works of art in your choice of locally made hardwood moldings created specifically for the business. Numerous examples of styles, textures, and colors of wooden frames populate the eclectically patchworked walls. Perusing also reveals a variety of metal frames capable of catching the eye and not giving it back. No matter how they're arranged, owner Mary LaMorte remains at the ready to apply her two-dimensional tailoring skills to any size work, crafting each of her completed pieces on-site.

538 W Plumb Ln
Reno,
NV
US

The Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas and serves as a cultural and educational resource for everyone. Visit us online at: nevadaart.org

160 W Liberty St
Reno,
NV
US

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.

1664 N Virginia St
Reno,
NV
US