Weave through the different periods of Reno's boom and bust on this walking tour of the downtown area.
Reno, with its highs as a glitzy desert town filled with cowboys and celebrities, to its lows as a washed-up gambling town and the butt of many jokes on late night TV, has never failed to keep America fascinated. It’s a contradictory place that rides high and dips low. And, as it turns out, that oscillation was built into the city’s character from the beginning.
Our tour starts at Reno’s Arch, and along the way you'll find out about:
• A beloved 12-floor brick building that was demolished
• An extinct species of huge fish that used to swim through downtown Reno
• Reno’s history as the divorce capital of America
• How trains, highways and mining changed the city
• The bridge where the whole town started
Whether it’s your first time in the city, or you’re a local who wants to learn a little more, this tour is for you. So put a few dollars on the table, roll the dice, and take a chance on Reno, the biggest little city in the world.
Cover photo: Famartin via Wikimedia commons