Adventure Golf & Raceway: The 36-hole mini golf course, consisting of two 18-hole courses, is landscaped and themed with miniatures such as an old sawmill, fairy tale castle and a haunted house. The raceway features two courses, the Indy Cars and Sprint track for youngsters. Located at I-80 East and Sparks Blvd.
Adventure Sports: The company offers hang gliding instruction and tandem flights. Cost is $100 for a one-day hang glider or paragliding adventure. 3650 Research Way. North 25, Carson City. For information call 775-883-7070.
Alf Sorensen Community Center: An indoor heated pool open year round to the public. Basketball courts and gymnasium also available. Located at 1400 Baring Boulevard in Sparks (next to Reed High School). For information call 775-353-2385.
Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary: This desert wildlife preserve hosts an array of fascinating animals including burrowing owls, foxes, wolves, bears, tigers (including Khan the white tiger), leopards and more! Other features include educational displays, picnic areas, tour guides, and a gift shop. Open April-October, 10am-4:30pm Thursday-Sunday. Admission price is $6; $4 for children. Located North of Reno, 11.5 miles East of Highway 395 (Red Rock exit 78),1265 Deerlodge Road. For information call 1-775-969-3111.
Aqua-Golf Driving Range: Golf with a twist! 4 small islands float in the middle of Hilton Bay. A hole in one from the edge of the lake is all you need to win fabulous prizes! Open every night until midnight. Located at 2500 East 2nd Street (Hilton Bay outside The Reno Hilton). For information call 775-789-2122 or 800-648-5080.
Biplane Odyssey: One-passenger rides are offered over the Reno and Lake Tahoe area, with a flying lesson along the way. Aerobatic flights are also available in the Great Lakes biplane. Plan on a morning departure. Cost is $50-$125. Stead Airport. For information call 775-747-1907.
Boomtown Family Fun Center: The Fun Center features 200 of the latest video games, an Antique Carousel, Miniature Golf and a Motion Theatre with four thrilling programs: Fantastic Voyage, Aqua Ride, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Grand Prix. Located 4 miles west of Reno at Interstate 80 and Garson Road, Verdi (Exit 4). Hours are 10am-10pm Sunday-Thursday; 10am-Midnight Friday and Saturday. For pricing and other information call 775-345-6000 or 800-648-3790.
Brewery Arts Center: The arts center, 449 W. King Street, Carson City, offers an art gallery, shows and classes. The Artisans' Store sells work by northern Nevada artists. Children's classes are from 3:30-5pm, with magic, photography, drama and pottery on Tuesdays; watercolor and pottery on Wednesdays; pottery and drawing for teens on Thursdays. Adult classes include drawing on Mondays; magic and pottery on Tuesdays; portraiture, photography and pottery on Wednesdays; watercolor, drawing and pottery on Thursdays; drawing and portraiture on Saturdays. The hours are 10am to 4pm Monday through Saturday. For more information call 775-329-1976.
Bull Creek Ranch, Stables and Highland Coachman: Situated in historic Verdi, this full working ranch offers a range of activities including trail rides,cattle drives, roping and cutting! Located at 1850 Old Highway 40 West, Verdi. $25 for one-hour ride, $45 for two hours, with half day and full day rides available. Private lessons are available. Hours: 7am - 7pm daily. 1850 Old Highway 40 West, Verdi. For information call 775-345-2846 or 775-345-7600.
Camp Richardson: This resort on Highway 89 features hiking and biking trails, beaches, boat and watercraft rentals, a campground, riding stables, cross country skiing and The Beacons restaurant. Located on Highway 89 in Camp Richardson, CA.
Cascade Lake: This lake and the adjoining falls, can be seen from Highway 89 or by taking a short hike from the Bayview trailhead. Mark Twain is among the notables to have visited here. Located on Highway 89 in Lake Tahoe, CA.
Celebrity Golf & Entertainment: Celebrity Golf has seven outdoor batting cages. Its miniature golf course is like a real course without the fairways. Birthday parties and large group rates available. Located at 4729 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
Children's Museum of Northern Nevada Dance Project: Held Tuesdays and Thursdays for children aged 5 through adult, limited enrollment with classical ballet, jazz, creative dance and tumbling. The cost is $45 per month for twice-weekly classes; family rates and scholarships available. For more information call 775-884-2226 or 775-883-0903.
Chollar Mine: Offers a half-hour walking tour of a real underground mine which produced over $18 million. Gold panning is available in summer, with gold guaranteed. Located at South F Street at D Street in Virginia City, NV.
Circus Circus: Performances include flying trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers, high-wire walkers, clowns and more. Carnival games, video arcade, snack bars, restaurants and gift shops. Free circus acts daily 11am to midnight. Performances at 30-minute intervals. 500 N. Sierra St, Reno. For more information call 775-329-0711.
D.L. Bliss State Park: Emerald Bay is but a part of this majestic state park, which offers rocky and sandy beaches, picnic and camping areas, hiking trails and restrooms. Entrance fee $4. Located at Highway 89, South of Meeks Bay, West Shore CA For information call 530-525-7277.
Donner Memorial State Park & Emigrant Trail Museum: The park is off Interstate 80 near Truckee on Donner Lake and has a museum and a bronze monument dedicated to the Donner Party Expedition of 1846-47. The hours are 10am to 4pm. Ticket prices are $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6. Swimming, pedal-boat and inner tube rentals, beach volley ball, barbecue and picnic areas with public restrooms are all welcome activities. For more information call 530-582-7892.
Dream Weavers Hot Air Balloon Rides: Couples, small groups and weddings are specialties in Gardnerville. Rides drift over the Carson Valley, east of Lake Tahoe. Cost is $145 per person for a more-than-one hour ride. For information call 800-FUN-ALOFT or 775-265-1271.
Fallen Leaf Lake: Next to Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the area. At the head of this three-mile-long lake is a lodge and group of cabins known as the 'Stanford Camp'. Located at Highway 89 and Fallen Leaf Road, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Family Day Swimming: This is for the whole family on Saturday from 1-4pm at Northeast Community Center Pool, 1301 Valley Road, Reno. The cost is $1.50 per person with a minimum of 1 adult per family. For more information call 775-321-8333.
Fanny Bridge: During the summer, visitors can be seen leaning over the bridge to glimpse Rainbow trout. Hence the name, fanny bridge. Located at the Intersection of Highways 89 and 28. Tahoe City, CA.
Fantasy Kingdom Miniature Golf : Hours of fun with several challenging obstacles! Also, mini-amusement rides! Children's Roller Coaster, Merry-Go-Round, Tilt-A-Whirl and Mini-Ferris Wheel! Golf course: $3.50. Located at South Shore, California. For information call 530-544-3833.
Flag to Flag Slot Cars: Complete line of slot cars and accessories. Rental cars available. Full computerized tracks. Free track time at selected hours. Located at 295 Gentry Way #7, Reno, NV. Races are 7pm Wednesday and Friday nights.
Fort Churchill Historic State Monument: The 1860 U.S. Army outpost is now a 710-acre park with a visitors center and overnight camping facilities by the Carson River. Located on Hwy. 89, eight miles south of Silver Springs.
Fun Quest Video: Games, Magnetic Bumper-Cars, Galaxian Video Game Theatre and Laser Tag! Reno Hilton also offers a 50 lane bowling alley, 2 screen movie theater and shopping mall. Bumper Cars: $2.00 Galaxian Video Theatre: $2.00 Laser Tag: $6.00. Located at 2500 East 2nd Street (inside The Reno Hilton). For information call 775-789-2000 or 800-648-5080.
Funquest Laser Tag: At Funquest, fog fills a 5,000-foot arena, and you and your opponents aim your laser guns at one another and fire. Clothed in a light-senitive vest and armed with a beam of red light, you battle your opponents for 15 minutes at a whack. Open from 10am to 10pm Sundays through Thursdays, and 10am to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $5 per person. Children are welcome, although parents should accompany younger children. Reno Hilton, 2500 East Second St. Call for more information 775-789-2386.
Great Basin Adventure: An adventure to explore! Enjoy panning for gold or riding the Log Flume. Visit the Discovery Room where children can dress up in various period costumes. The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are a floral retreat in which to relax. The adventure park features dinosaurs and pony rides. The center is open 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday, and noon-5pm Sunday. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1502 Washington St. For information call 775-785-4064.
Harrah's Tahoe Family Fun Center: The center offers Virtual Reality, a 300-degree virtual reality game. The center has PlayPal, a structured soft-play facility for young children on the lower level of Harrah's Lake Tahoe. The hours are 9am to midnight daily. Admission is free. PlayPal: $3. Zone Hunter: $3. For more information call 775-588-6611.
Harvey's Virtual Forest Arcade: The arcade features many virtual reality games, Skee-ball, air hockey, a shooting gallery, motion simulator ride and video games. Harveys Lake Tahoe at Stateline, NV.
High Country Soaring: One-passenger rides are offered over Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe with "Top Gun" type aerobatic rides. Hours are 9 am to sunset. Cost is $100. For details call 775-782-4944.
High Sierra Stables: Guided trail rides on the ridges and valleys of northeast Reno, with scenic views of Reno, Sparks, Peavine Mountain and the Lemmon, Hungry and Antelope valleys. Cost: $22 per hour for horseback rides; hay and sleigh rides go for $250 for the first hour. Hours are 9am - dusk daily, weather permitting; and by appointment. 3105 Indian Lane, Reno on the corner of Indian and Estates Road in Golden Valley. Just 10 minutes from downtown Reno. For further information call 775-677-1477.
Horizon Family Fun Center: More than 6,000 sq. ft. of video and redemption games for all ages, from Skee Ball to the latest in video games and technology. There are 60 games and most reward players with tickets that can be redeemed for prizes at the coupon redemption desk.Horizon Casino Resort at Stateline, NV.
Horse Feathers Fly Fishing School: Sports Afield magazine lists Sorensen's as one of the best fly-fishing destinations in North America. Cost is $50 and up. Sorensen's Resort, Hope Valley, east of the Highway 88/89 junction. For information, please call 530-694-2399.
Incline Village Recreation Center: Family fun! Includes an 8 lane indoor heated pool, full size gym for basketball, volleyball and more, cardiovascular and fitness machines, sauna, showers and locker rooms. Child care with programmed activities available. Open daily to the public. Located at 980 Incline Way, North Shore (one block North of The Hyatt). For information call 775-832-1310.
Junior Ranchers Program: Washoe County Department of Parks & Recreation offers its Junior Ranchers program at 9 am on Saturdays. Admission is free. Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd. Call 775-828-6612 for more information.
Kids Open Art Studio: KOAS is a program designed to give parents the opportunity to leave their children with an art specialist while they enjoy the lectures, films, artist presentations, and other programs. Children will create art projects related to the current exhibit and enjoy videos and snacks. KOAS are only offered with selected programs, please consult schedule. Children participating in KOAS must be accompanied by an adult attending the scheduled program. The Nevada Museum of Art, located at 160 W. Liberty St., Reno. The Kings Beach Recreation Area, located at Highway 28, Kings Beach, North Shore CA . For information call 530-546-7248.
King's Skate Country: In addition to roller skating fun for the entire family, King's Skate Country offers Laserstorm Laser Tag and the latest in video games! Thursday is family night: $6 first person, $2 for every person after. Skating: afternoons and weeknights $5. Skate rental $1.75. Locations at 515 East 7th Street in Reno (775-329-3472) and at 1855 East Lincoln Way in Sparks (775-359-5572).
Lake Tahoe Visitors Center: Operated by the U.S. Forest Service, this is the best place for information on recreation in the national forest and backcountry permits and maps for the Desolation Wilderness. Located on Highway 89 - North of Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Latch-Key Plus: Latch-Key Plus is a quality recreational enrichment program for children who need a safe, supervised environment before and after school. This program is staffed by certified teachers and aids and consists of an activity or game period, snack, homework assistance during educational period, arts and crafts and more. Morning program is from 7:30-8:45am and after school is from 3-6pm Monday through Friday. Latch-key Plus is for youth 6 years to 12 years, year round, The cost is $2.50 per morning, $5.75 per afternoon with a 3 day minimum per week and $8.75 for conference day. For more information call 775-321-8339.
M.S. Dixie II Cruise: Lake Tahoe's newest & largest Mississippi paddlewheeler! Featuring glass-bottom viewing of the Lake and several types of cruise including breakfast, champagne brunch or dinner! Also offered is an exclusive underwater video, "The Sunken Treasures of Lake Tahoe." Located at Highway 50, Zephyr Cove (4 miles North of South Shore). For information call 775-588-3508.
Mac-A-Tac Sport Fishing: Year-round charter, featuring a 28-foot Bayliner, specializes in groups of three to six passengers for fishing. Cost is from $65-$300. Tahoe City Boatworks Marina. For information call 775-831-4449 or 530-546-2500.
Magic Carpet Golf: Three themed and landscaped courses, arcade and rides, pizza parlor and snack bar. Video games and 3 golf courses! Two 19 hole and one 28 hole. Also, Giorgio's Pizzeria! 19 hole course: $5. 28 hole course: $7. Located at 6925 South Virginia Street. For information call 775-853-8837.
Meadow Sunset Ranch: Take a ride along the picturesque Truckee River in upper South Shore, or enjoy a horse drawn hay ride! Horse rentals with or without a guide. Located at Highway 50, 1/4 mile South of South Tahoe Airport CA . For information call 530-541-9000.
Moana Pool Family Night Swimming: At Moana Pool, 240 Moana Lane, Reno has family night swimming from 7-9pm every Monday. The cost is $1.50 per person with a minimum of 1 adult per family. For more information call 775-689-2964.
Mount Tallac: One of Tahoe's dominating peaks at 9,735 feet in elevation. There is a trail to the summit, but is an strenuous all day hike. Located West of Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe, NV.
Mountain High Balloons: One-hour flights over the Truckee area are offered. Children aged 12 and younger fly free accompanied by an adult. Cost is $145 per hour, $85 per half-hour. For further information call 530-587-6922.
Nevada Museum Saturday Guided Museum Tours: The Nevada Museum of Art and the E. L. Weigand Gallery give Docent guided tours of the museum every Saturday at 2pm. Reservations are not required and the tours are free with regular admission. The museum is located at 160 W. Liberty Street in Reno. For more information, call 775-329-3333 or visit www.nevadaart.org.
Nevada State Capitol: Built on the site set aside by pioneer Abraham Curry in 1858 and completed in 1871 at an approximate cost of $84 thousand the Capitol Building is resplendent with walls of native-quarried sandstone and Alaska marble lining the halls. The portraits of Nevada Governors adorn the interior walls, and around the edge of each hall ceiling is a frieze depicting state activities. Open to the public from 8am to 5pm. Located at 101 North Carson Street. For information call 775-687-5030.
Nevada-Cal Aero: Scenic flights and flying lessons over the Reno-Tahoe area. Flight instruction and gift certificates also available. Open seven days a week. Cost is $90 for one or two. Mercury Air Center, 655 S. Rock. For information, please call 775-856-4963.
North Tahoe Cruises: Mississippi paddlewheeler featuring Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Continental Breakfast and Dinner Cruises! See the Kaiser Estate, film location for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather II." Located at Lighthouse Marina, Tahoe City CA (behind Safeway). For information call 530-583-0141 or 800-218-2464.
Nugget Skywalk Arcade: John Ascuaga's Nugget, Sparks. 10am to 10pm daily. Features games such as the Star Wars game, Hydro Thunger S.W., Time Crisis 2, Cybre Cycles, California Speed, Gauntlet, Vapor TRX, NFL Blitz '99, Ultimate Mortal Combat and X-Men vs Street Fighter. The arcade also features pool and air hockey tables and snacks. For more information call 775-356-3300.
NW Pool, Golden Waves Swim Lessons - Level 2: The class will improve muscular strength, balance, coordination and give participants the ability to perform daily tasks. Golden Waves is held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 11am at Northwest Pool, 2925 Apollo Way, Reno. The cost is $4 drop-in, $3 senior pass available. For more information call 775-334-2203.
Oppio Park: Outdoor pool, amphitheater, barbecue and picnic areas with public restrooms, in addition to basketball and tennis courts, and four baseball fields. Located at 18th Street and York Way in Sparks. For information call 775-356-2376.
Playland: Playland has a train, bumper boats, merry-go-round, planes, roller coaster, tilt-a-whirl and a super slide. Features also include the Lion's Kiddie Park, picnic areas, swimming, volleyball and baseball fields. Hours are 11am-6pm daily until mid-October, then weekends and holidays, weather permitting. Idlewild Park, Scenic Drive, Reno. For further information call 775-329-6008.
Ponderosa Ranch: Home of the "Bonanza" and "Bonanza: The Return" television series! Visit the Cartwright ranch house! Stroll down Main Street and stop by the Comstock Creamery Ice Cream Parlor, the Silver Dollar Saloon and the General Store. Children will enjoy the Barnyard Pettin' Farm and Hoss' Mystery Mine, as well as the Moonshine Shootin' Gallery! Gunfights, pony rides and the popular Haywagon Breakfasts make the Ponderosa Ranch a "Bonanza" of fun for the entire family! Located at 100 Ponderosa Ranch Road, Incline Village, North Shore. For information call 775-831-0691.
Pyramid Lake: Named after the mounds on the east side of the lake, Pyramid is as mysterious as it is beautiful. Pyramid is popular with anglers, boaters and watercraft users. The world record cutthroat trout was caught here in 1925. Located 32 Miles North of Reno in Pyramid Lake, NV.
Rafting River Adventures and More: Half-day, full-day and two-day raft trips, seven days a week on the Truckee, Carson and American rivers. All ages and skill levels. Group and club rates for six or more paddlers. Cost varies from $58 to $238. For information, write to PO Box 5283, Reno or call 800-466-7238.
Rancho Red Rock: Offers two- to six-hour rides. Some riding experience needed. Ride times vary with season; open year around. Western and English tack will be supplied. Call one day in advance. Red Rock Road, off Highway 395. From Reno, go north on highway 395 to Red Rock Road, then drive 19.5 miles. Rates begin at $35 for two-hour rides. For more information call 775-969-3315 or 775-831-3613.
Rancho San Rafael Park: Beautifully landscaped, Rancho San Rafael is one of the Reno area's premiere public parks. The 408-acre park includes a ranch house, the Wilbur D. May Museum and Arboretum, children's historical theme park and interpretive nature trail. It features a par course, children's play area, picnic and barbecue facilities and kite-flying area. It also hosts the annual Great Reno Balloon Race in September. Park services include playground areas, picnic facilities, barbecue pits and public restrooms. Located at 1502 Washington Street. For information call 775-785-4319.
Raymond I. Smith Truckee River Walk: The area includes 3 blocks of public plaza featuring native Nevada wildlife reliefs, 8 unique fountain features and landscaping which overlooks the Truckee River. Located at 10 Island Avenue, Downtown Reno. For information call 775-334-2077
Reno Hilton's Fun Quest Amusement Center: The center features an arcade, redemption video games and a Q-2000 Laser Tag center. The MaxFlight VR2002 roller coaster simulator is a virtual reality ride. There are bumper cars, a six person space battle video game in the Galaxian Theater and Tumble Town, a "soft play" area for children under 8.
Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Vacation Station: This operates year around catering to the multi-track schools with roller skating, bowling, swimming, movies, field trips, tours and park events for children ages 6 to 14 at the California Building, Idlewild Park, Reno. The cost is $70 per week. For more information call 775-334-2262.
Sailing Ventures: Learn to sail aboard a cruising yacht at Lake Tahoe. The instructor is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and experienced teacher. The keelboat class is two days of hands-on learning. Cost is $150, private charter; $295, keelboat sailing course. For further information, please call 530-542-1691.
Sand Harbor: Sandy beaches, swimming, picnic areas including fire and barbecue pits, boat launch and restrooms. Lifeguards on duty at scheduled times. In addition to being one of the most popular recreation areas, it is also the home of Lake Tahoe's Annual Shakespeare Festival in July & August! Located at Highway 28 (South of Incline Village). For information call 775-831-0494.
Sierra Cloud Dancer Balloon: One-hour champagne excursions anywhere within 150 miles of Reno. Cost is $135 per person per hour, $80 per half hour. For information, please call 775-747-0107.
Silver Legacy Mother Lode Arcade and Games: The arcade features games including Daytona 500, Cruis'N USA, Virtua On, Cops and Alpine Racer, Air hockey, pinball, NBA Jam, Golf Bottom of the Ninth and High Impact Football. The MaxFlight roller coaster simulator is a virtual reality ride that lets passengers program their own rides. Hours 10 am to midnight, Sunday-Thursday; 10 am to 2 am, Friday and Saturday. Admission cost is $10. For further information call 775-329-4777.
Sparks Batting Cages and Grandstand Grill & Deli: Indoor batting cages (soft and hard ball) are available, as well as batting and pitching lessons, a video arcade and full-service grill and deli. Located at 1855 E. Lincoln Way, Unit F. Sparks, NV.
Squaw Valley Stables: Guided horseback riding through the beautifully scenic Squaw Valley. Located at 1525 Squaw Valley Road. For information call 530-583-7433.
Tahoe Bike & Ski : In addition to free fishing and bike trail maps, Tahoe Bike & Ski offers a wide range of T-shirts, swimwear and various inflatables for beach play! Fishing licenses also available. Located at 8608 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach CA . For information call 530-546-7437.
Tahoe Queen Cruise: Lake Tahoe's authentic glass-bottom Mississippi Sternwheeler! Sunset Dinner Dance Cruises and Scenic Emerald Bay Cruises! Located at Ski Run Boulevard, South Shore CA (leaves from Ski Run Marina). Open year round. For information call 530-541-3364.
Tahoe Sport Fishing: The year-round charter operates six boats on four, five and seven-hour trips at Ski Run Marina. Cost is $75 for a five-hour morning trip; $95 for a seven-hour all day including lunch and $65 for a four-hour afternoon for three people. For more information call 530-541-5448 or 800-696-7797.
Tallac Historic Site: A 74 acre site featuring the McGonagle, Pope and Valhalla estates. Art exhibits and weekend entertainment offered in the summer. Located at Highway 89, South Shore CA. For information call 530-542-2787.
Territorial Enterprise: Features the real newspaper office of author and reporter Mark Twain, along with his desk and the newspaper's printing facility. Located at 63 North C Street, Virginia City, NV.
The Castle: Once referred to as "the house of silver doorknobs", this house was built in 1868 by Robert Graves. This magnificent white home features richly appointed rooms, crystal chandeliers, steel engravings, and yes silver doorknobs. Located at 70 South B Street , Virginia City, NV.
The Mackay Mansion: The oldest home on the comstock. The museum features Comstock mining artifacts, Civil War collectibles, Victorian furnishings and a garden. Located at 129 S. D. Street, Virginia City, NV.
Total Sports Ice Rink: The Reno/Spark's only indoor ice rink offers hockey leagues and figure skating, lessons also are available. A stick-time hockey program is at 11am to 1pm Monday through Friday and 9 to 10:50pm Tuesday and Sundays. Public skating hours are 8-9:50am Monday through Friday; 3-4:40pm Monday through Tuesday; 5-7pm Friday; Noon to 1:50pm, 5-6:50pm Saturday; 3-4:50pm Sunday. The cost is $2 for members; $10 for day pass, non-members; $2.50, skate rentals. Located at 600 Spice Island Drive, Sparks.
Ultimate Rush Thrill Ride: The ride combines bungee jumping, hang gliding and sky diving from 185 feet. The ultimate Golf Adventure is an 18-hole putting course with water. Cost for Thrill ride is $25. Golf costs $6 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and younger. Reno Hilton, 2600 E. Second St, Reno. For information call 775-789-2285.
Vacation Station: Need something to do during your school track break? Come along with us to Vacation Station! Our experienced leaders have lots of fun planned for your time out of school. There will be basketball lessons, dance, soccer lessons, Spanish classes, and other fun instruction. Activities may include movies, field trips, bowling, swimming, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, organized games, and guest speakers. This is for youth age 6 to 12 years and is year round Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6pm at the Northeast Community Center, 1301 Valley Road, Reno. The cost is $70 per week. To register call the City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services at 775-334-2262.
Verdi Trails West: Stable is 10 minutes from Reno and has guided trail rides, hayrides and sleighrides on more than 25,000 deeded acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills at 175 Trelease Lane, Verdi. From Reno via Interstate 80 West to Exit 2, bear right off exit and take first left onto Trelease. Trail rides are $25 an hour. Costs vary for hay and sleighrides. For more information call 775-345-7600 or 888-345-7603.
Vikingsholm Castle: Built in 1928, Vikingsholm is an authentic Scandinavian castle situated on the west shore of Emerald Bay. Open for summer tours daily, visitors walk 1 mile from Highway 89 down to the lake where they can tour the castle or take a small boat to Fannette Island and visit the charming Tea House. Located at Emerald Bay, West Shore CA . For information call 530-525-7277 or 530-541-3030.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company: Features a short ride from Virginia City through tunnel 4 to Gold Hill. An authentic steam engine pulls open cars and a caboose that are over 70 years old. All of the trips are narrated by the conductor. Located on F Street south of Washington Street, Virginia City, NV.
Virginia Lake: The 32-acre park, 1900 Lakeside Drive, Reno, offers walking, jogging, bicycling, exercise stations, picnicking, group area, and geese and duck feeding. Don't forget to bring a loaf of bread to feed the ducks! Located at 1980 Lakeside Drive For information call 775-785-2270.
Washoe County School District Community Education Art Camp: Create with clay; watercolor for kids; how to draw ocean animals II Cyber creatures; how to draw cartoons; and hoe to draw desert animals for children 8 and up at the Billinghurst Middle School or Hunter Lake Elementary, Reno. There are various times and days of the week. The cost is $37 to $52. For specifics on classes call 775-353-5780.
Wild Animals in Las Vegas: Keepers of the Wild, a nonprofit sanctuary organization, is home to some of the most fascinating exotic animals in the world. This organization is dedicated to rescuing and preserving endangered species as well as providing a haven for these animals to live out the remainder of their lives with dignity. Personal tours are given daily, except for Sunday, from 9am to 5pm. Children are free and adults pay only $20 which is fully tax deductible. This fine attraction is located at 4800 West Dewey Drive in Las Vegas. For more information call Marsha at 702-222-1803 or visit their website at www.keepersofthewild.org.
Wild Island Golf Course, Raceway and Arcade: The ultimate family fun destination! Video & arcade games, two 18 hole miniature golf courses, 3 go-cart raceways for all ages. The center is open year round. Miniature Golf: 18 holes $4.95. 36 holes $5.95. Sprint Cars $2.75. Indy Cars $4.95. Located at Interstate 80 and Sparks Blvd. For additional information call 775-331-WILD or 775-359-2927.
Wild Island Water Slides & Adventure Park: The ultimate family fun destination! Video & arcade games, two 18 hole miniature golf courses, 3 go-cart raceways for all ages, and of course, the Wild Waters Super Slides featuring The Viper and Voodoo Express! The newest ride is the Wildcat Roller Coaster. Hurricane Cove is a 4,000-square foot interactive play area styled like a tree house with a 650 gallon tipping bucket that dumps water every 2.5 minutes. Ride the Lazy River. The center is open year round; Water Slides are open May-September. Admission is $17.95 for those taller than 48 inches, $13.95 for those under 48 inches. Children under 4 are free. Season passes are $74.95. Located at Interstate 80 and Sparks Blvd. For information call 775-331-WILD or 775-359-2927.
Wingfield Park: Home of the Outdoor Amphitheater hosting various concerts throughout each summer, Wingfield Park lies in the heart of Downtown Reno. Services include a walking and jogging path, tennis and basketball courts and public restrooms. Located at First Street & Arlington Avenue, Downtown Reno. For information call 775-334-2077.
Wingfield Springs Community Ice Rink: Christmas break hours are 10am to 8pm Sunday-Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday-Saturday. Admission is $6; $4 kids ages 12 and under; $3 skate rental. Wingfield Springs Community Ice Rink, 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway, Sparks. For more information call 775-626-6000 ext. 24.
Winters Creek Inn: Guided horseback rides for all experience levels through forest areas with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding valleys. Services offered include bed & breakfast, riding lessons, horse-drawn sleigh rides in winter and private affair bookings.Located at 1201 Highway 395 North, Washoe Valley. For information call 775-849-3500.
YMCA of the Sierra Day Camp: Special summer childrends programs designed for each grade level, kindergarten through 9th at Sparks Family YMCA, 850 Baring Boulevard; Reno Family YMCA, 1270 Foster Drive; Hunsberger Elementary, 2505 Crossbow, Reno; Verdi Elementary. The hours for Sparks are 6:30am to 6pm, Reno are 6:30am to 6:30pm and Hunsberger are 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. The cost is $70 to $90 per child per week, depending on child's age and days attending. For more information call Sparks, 775-685-9606 or Reno, 775-329-6654.
YMCA of the Sierra Early Childhood Education: This is early childhood education for Sparks children ages 2-6; for Reno children ages 9-6 and Hunsberger children ages 3 to 6 at Sparks Family YMCA, 850 Baring Boulevard; Reno Family YMCA, 1270 Foster Drive or Hunsberger Elementary, 2505 Crossbow, Reno. The hours for Sparks are 6:30am to 6pm, Reno are 6:30am to 6:30pm and Hunsberger are 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. The cost is $80 to $125 per week per child, depending on child's age and days attending. For more information call Sparks, 775-685-9606; Reno, 775-329-6654 or Hunsberger, 775-851-6206.
Zephyr Cove: This protected and scenic cove on the east shore of Lake Tahoe offers a beach, campground, rustic cabins, riding stables, picnic areas, water sports and the largest snowmobile tour company of the west coast. The year-round charter operates six boats on four-, five- and seven-hour trips at 760 Highway 50. Cost is $75, five-hour morning trip; $95, seven-hour all day, includes lunch; $65, four-hour afternoon with three people, $75 with two. For information call 775-586-9338. Zephyr Cove, NV.