The city of Reno (pop 200,000), known as the "Biggest Little City in the World," serves as the hub of tourism for the northwestern corner of Nevada. Long ago where Reno now sits, bridges were built to span the Truckee River to ferry gold and silver back east, and Reno quickly sprung up as a waystation. When the railroad came through, Reno and nearby Sparks became major centers of industry, a role which they continues to play for the state to this day. As time has gone by, the two cities have grown together to make up one large metropolitan area.
It wouldn't be Nevada without gambling, and Reno has ten major casinos to choose from. On the flipside, for those looking to spend their time outdoors, the city is within an hour of several major recreation destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, and the eastern Sierra Nevada range.
Reno-Sparks can be accessed from a variety of ways, but perhaps the most popular is via car on I-80. For more detailed information on the Reno area, please select an item of interest from the links on the left.