Reno Sports and Recreation

Reno Sports and RecreationReno's already known for its scenic beauty and cutting-edge entertainment, but there's also a sporty dimension to this incredible city's personality. There are a handful of sports teams that do their best to represent Reno well, as well as some interesting recreation options available if you are looking for adventure. And of course, since Reno could be called a leisure mecca, there are some great ways to relax while still enjoying the essence of this every-vibrant city.

 

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Pro Sports

Las Vegas 51s
If your theme song is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," then grab a hot dog and a soda and head to your seat in the stands at Cashman Field to take in a great game of minor league baseball with the Las Vegas 51s. Great family fun, theme nights, giveaways, and of course, some great sports action on the diamond are to be expected as the team puts forth its best effort to have a top game.

Address: 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101 - MAP
Phone: (702) 386-7200
Web: www.minorleaguebaseball.com

UNLV Rebels
The UNLV Rebels invite you to get your "reb" on! Attending a Rebels game is a fun way to get you to get rebellious and support the athletic teams at the University of Las Vegas. Root for your Rebels as they take on competing schools in sports like football, baseball, basketball, track and much more. Be a part of this fun, ongoing rebellion!

Phone: (702) 739-FANS
Web: www.unlvrebels.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Nevada's Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail
It's rare that history and hiking intertwine as tightly as they do on Nevada's Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail. Located just 30 minutes from Las Vegas outside Boulder City, get ready for a hike that you won't ever forget. The gravel-rail trail winds around the hills on the southern shoreline of Lake Mead where you can enjoy unforgettable views of railroad tunnels and other sites as the trail makes its way to the Hoover Dam. Get your fill of recreation and nature by exploring this trail.

Web: www.traillink.com

Bartley Ranch Regional Park Loop
The Bartley Ranch Regional Park Loop offers a unique hiking trail as it echoes Nevada's ranching heritage. Along the trail you'll find a replica of a one-room school house, as well as vintage farm equipment and exhibits that explain the function of these artifacts. It's a great suburban trail that comes alive thanks to these interesting pieces of the past that you'll see along the way.

Address: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno, NV 89511 - MAP
Phone: (775) 828-6612
Web: www.washoecounty.us

Downtown River Walk
If getting out of Reno is a tough order, then enjoy a great recreational hike right in the middle of town through the Downtown River Walk. The Truckee River flows through the glamorous downtown section of Reno, and as you take a sprightly walk along the banks you'll be treated to the sights of flowers, sculptures, waterfalls, bridges and a whitewater park.

Phone: (775) 825-WALK
Web: www.renoriver.org

 

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Watersports

Truckee River Whitewater Park
Despite being in the middle of the desert, Reno offers some great opportunities for water recreation. The Tahoe Whitewater Tours is conveniently located near the bustling downtown hotel-casino and booming arts district. Lots of places to play including 11 pools for kayak fun, a kayak racing course and lots more.

Address: 400 Island Avenue, Reno, NV - MAP
Phone: (775) 787-5000
Web: www.gowhitewater.com

Sierra Adventures
If whitewater rafting is your choice recreation activity, then bring the whole family or your rafting buddies for a great afternoon on the water courtesy of the pros at Sierra Adventures. Your adventure begins on the scenic and challenging Truckee River and in addition to taking on the challenge of whitewater rafting, you'll also be able to enjoy some of the most picturesque areas of the river.

Address: 407 North Virginia St., Reno, NV - MAP
Phone: (866) 323-8928
Web: www.wildsierra.com

University of Nevada's Campus Recreation Department
Maybe hitting the river with a group of experienced rafters who know how to have a good time is more your style of rafting recreation. If that's the case, then get ready for a wild ride along either the American River or Truckee River thanks to the students at the University of Nevada's Campus Recreation Department. They are not only well-versed in riding the whitewater waves, but also in having an excellent time doing it.

Phone: (775) 784-40401
Web: www.unr.edu

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

SkydiveReno
So if you've hit the casinos, shows and other attractions on the ground and you're still hungry for a thrill, the only way to go is up! As in up in a plane to skydive back to earth. The professionals at SkydiveReno will prepare you with a detailed training session and then outfit you so that your extreme sports experience is everything you expected and so much more!

Address: 1392 Air Cargo Way, Reno, NV 89502 - MAP
Phone: (775) 636-7789
Web: www.skydivereno.com

Ultimate Rush Speed and Thrill Park
Imagine combining the thrill of sky diving, bungee jumping and hang-gliding. What do you think the result would be? To find out, head to the Ultimate Rush Speed and Thrill Park! Adventure-seekers that range in age from 4 to 87 have all enjoyed this unique, mind-boggling ride. So if the addictive adrenaline rush is your idea of recreation, look no further than the Ultimate Rush Park.

Address: 2500 East Second Street, Reno, NV 89595 - MAP
Phone: (775) 786-7005
Web: www.ultimaterushpark.com

Bungee Tower at Squaw Valley
For a great jump, sometimes you have to get a running start. In this case, that running start involves driving approximately 60 miles from Reno to Lake Tahoe, but the Bungee Tower at Squaw Valley is worth the effort. The tower is 80 feet tall, and you will leap over Lake Tahoe itself for an amazing view while you dangle.

Address: 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Lake Tahoe, NV - MAP
Phone: (800) 545-4350

 

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Leisure

National Bowling Stadium
To bowl in Reno means not going to the bowling alley - you go to a bowling stadium! The National Bowling Stadium indicates that the people here take their tenpin very seriously. An impressive lobby leads to a glass elevator that looks out over the amazing 78-lane recreation facility. So if you like to bowl, get bowled over by the sheer magnitude and spectacle of the National Bowling Stadium.

Address: 300 North Center St., Reno, NV - MAP
Phone: (775) 335-8800
Web: www.visitrenotahoe.com

Q's Billiard Club
Since 1992, Q's Billiard Club has been racking 'em up as Reno's coolest pool room. It holds the distinction of being Northern Nevada's only pool room with a bar and grille inside, and that means that you won't miss a minute of table action since your munchies and drinks are close at hand. And speaking of drinks, Q's features one of the most famously stocked bars in town. So grab your cue and head to Q's!

Address: 3350 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 - MAP
Phone: (775) 825-2337
Web: www.poolbargrillreno.com

Truckee Meadows
The Truckee Meadows is an ideal place to cast your line whether you're flying solo or bringing the whole family. Actually, it is an ideal place to teach your kid the virtues and fun of recreational fishing, but remember that if your fishing companion is over 12 and he wets a line, he needs to have a license to do so. At any rate, it is an ideal place for some quiet, relaxing family fun.

Web: www.sparksrotary.org