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This is a question from an Air Force trooper that will be visiting your State...any help for him would be gratefully appreciated.

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So Uncle Sugar is taking me on a some expense paid trip to Reno in June.

I will be there 9-15 June. I will be doing inspections on the NG flight facility during the day and then seeing the town at night.

20 years from now, what will I regret not seeing during that time?
 

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hmm...spent my first two semesters of college there. Tahoe is always nice. Used to hang out at Dreamers cafe on open mic night. Its right on the Truckie Meadows river...its in Downtown on S. Virginia Street.
the pics from online



The red brick building is where Dreamers is. The red and white building is the theater. If you could look behind the photographer..in that direction is the old historic buildings of Reno, which includes a beautiful church


Then in the Nugget is where you can get the Awful Awful (Awful Big Awful Good). For about 5 bucks you get a burger with a half pound burger and a pound of fries....it was popular spot for the us kids in the dorm.

What I used to do is jump on a bus and take a look around town and get off at whatever interesting spot I saw in my second roundabout. Or used to walk around and discover what I could.

will write more when I remember more.
 

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Thank you so much for this help...he will be at the National Guard area there and alone. He is older, so if you could think of anything that a person should see there that is a once in a lifetime miss-out, just post and I will keep looking at this thread.

Thank you again,

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If you can, I highly recommend going to Tahoe or Virginia City.  Both are about an hour drive from Reno, but they are great cities to spend the day in. 

Downtown Reno is a lot of fun to walk around too.  There are some really great restaurants in the casinos.  Wingfield Park is a beautiful park to go to.  It's near Dreamers and other cafes and a movie theater and shopping.  You can go tubing or kayaking on the River, or just wade in it.

If you are up for shopping, the Summit Sierra is a good place to go.  It's an outdoor mall with a few restaurants. 

You can also go to the Planetarium (at the University).

A lot of the casinos usually have some kind of performer so you might want to check to see who will be in Reno during your stay.  The Grand Sierra Resort also has a $3 movie theater.  It also has a bowling alley and an arcade.

If you are into golf, there are several beautiful golf courses in Reno.

Dreamers is a great place, as is Waldens and the Chocolate Bar.  The Chocolate Bar has delicious desserts but I wouldn't have any of their entrees.  If you like sandwiches, I recommend Jimmy John's.  There are some really great restaurants in the casinos too.  The Silver Legacy and the Atlantis are my favorite.  I've heard that the restaurants at the Peppermill are good too but I haven't tried them yet.

I'm trying to think if there are any events going on in early June.  Art Town doesn't happen until July and I don't think Street Vibrations will be in June either.  Wild Waters might be opening in the beginning of July.

I'll get back to you once I come up with more.
 

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The Sand hotel/casino...if it is still open usually has concerts by the pool during the summer. Different days of the weeks there are certain types of music. From what I remember there are: jazz and rock nights.
 
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