What to See & Do in Reno/Tahoe

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There are so many things to do and see in Reno and in the greater Reno/Tahoe area, we couldn’t possibly list them all! 

If you arrive a day or two early or stay a day or two over, you can have mountains of fun in the Biggest Little City in the World.
 Click here for the Official Reno/Tahoe Tourism site with attractions, events, and links to tickets and coupons! (http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/)    SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE EVENTS, LINKS, AND INFORMATION.



On Monday afternoon, April 2, 2012, trek with your conference colleagues and friends to the historic Cal Neva Resort and Lodge on the shores of Lake Tahoe for gourmet dining and the guided and narrated "Secret Tunnel Tours" - exclusively for NAALJ attendees and guests! Join us for an unusual excursion to explore a bit of true Americana to see the resort once owned by Frank Sinatra and used by the celebrity elite as a Sierra playground - the Cal Neva Resort and Lodge in beautiful Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California. Get luxurious transportation in a modern motor coach, a gourmet meal, a discounted guided tour, and fun wilth collegues for only $50- ALL INCLUSIVE! Space is limited so reserve this tour of history when you register!


  tunnel  The resort straddles the state lines of the two states bordering Lake Tahoe and was once owned by Frank Sinatra and used for the pleasure and entertainment of his friends and collegues.  Experience the underground secrets of the historic property in this fascinating tunnel tour. Learn all about why, how and where Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra,  Ava Gardner, "The Rat Pack", and Hollywood icons hid from the crowds above by moving about from bungalow to bungalow to showroom from below in Frank's secret underground corridors. See the secret passages and bungalows rumored to have been used for rendevous by JFK, MM, Sam Giancana, and one of the Macguire Sisters.  Our dining event will be in The Indian Room, original home to the first casino on the site. This spectacular room being used exclusively for our private event and is next to the world famous Circle Bar's stunning glass work and lake views.

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  Circle Bar- Cal Neva                            The Historic Indian Room               "The Rat Pack" (Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Lawford, Bishop)  


The week of the NAALJ 2012 Reno Midyear Conference, there are numerous concerts, museums, and cultural events for the whole family. You can click the link (http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/)  and get tickets to world-class entertainment like:


*Jeff Dunham's Controlled Chaos Tour at the Reno Events Center, March 29, 2012, 7:30 PM 



*Kelly Clarkson: Stronger Tour 2012  at the Reno Events Center,Saturday, March 31, 2012  at 8:00 PM



While in downtown Reno or the greater Reno/Tahoe area, must see attractions include:


 automus National Auto Museum- The Harrah Collection, 10 South Lake Street, Reno, NV  (www.automuseum.org)


 riverwalk The Truckee River - Reno Riverwalk District: Open 365 days a year, a perfect place to execise, play and have fun! Savor Reno's exciting urban renaissance. You'll find shopping, restaurants, bars and taverns, entertainment, lodging, even a whitewater park - all in a safe, fun, friendly area that celebrates Reno's arts, culture, and history 365 days a year. For those who have the nerve, there are even class 2 and 3 rapids and rafting/canoe/kayak trips for the adventurous ones! (http://www.renoriver.org/)


va city Virginia City- The Entire City is a National Historic Landmark  and it is just an hour ride from Reno. Step back into the Old West and savor the days of old, brimming with history of silver and gold! (http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/index.php)

 fleischmann The Fleishmann Planetarium and Science Center on the Campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently playing is the SkyDome8/70 Film, Coral Reef Adventure. Venture underwater with aqua-videographers Howard and Michele Hall as they guide us to the islands and waters of the South Pacific in this stunning documentary that will make you feel like you’re diving right alongside them! Narrated by actor Liam Neeson and featuring the songs of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the film offers dazzling seascapes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. (http://planetarium.unr.edu/)


 bowl The National Bowling Stadium: Bowling is kind of a big deal in Reno. While most cities have bowling centers, they have a stadium. That's right - a stadium. The only facility of its kind in the world, the National Bowling Stadium (referred to as the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins" by The Los Angeles Times) is dedicated to the classic sport of bowling. Located just blocks from the National Judicial College at 300 N. Center Street Reno. (http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/meetings-conventions/facilities/national-bowling-stadium/)



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