Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
Reno and Sparks
Washoe County Nevada


Reno - the "Biggest Little City in the World" is like a smaller, less brash, and much more pedestrian-friendly version of Las Vegas. Casinos and hotels (with world-class bowling facilities) are clustered along Virginia Street. The Truckee River, an urban park with whitewater kayaking, is just a few short blocks south, and the University of Nevada campus a few block north. The railroad has now been put below grade level, as has Interstate 80.

Sparks, a few miles to the east, is notable for John Ascuaga's Nugget, which extends right under the interstate highway, with the casino on one side and hotel tower on the other.



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The Reno Arch - Biggest Little City in the World

(June 22, 2000)


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Downtown Reno, Virginia Street and Second

(June 22, 2000)


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Win, win win in Reno

(June 22, 2000)


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Passing trains cut downtown Reno in half

(June 22, 2000)


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The historic Virginia Street Bridge in Reno

(June 22, 2000)


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Island Avenue on the Truckee Riverin Reno

(June 22, 2000)


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Victorian Street market in Sparks

(June 22, 2000)


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