Things to do in RENO with kids

Are you ready to explore the “Biggest Little City In the World!” Yep - we’re talking about Reno! 

Reno is ALL about adventure, and certainly there’s plenty of adventure to be had with the family, so your family day out will be jam packed with FUN!

From things to do with active kids, to cultural activities and even treasure hunts, Reno almost has TOO much kids fun!

It’s the city of exploration! Kids can explore the mystery and wonder of space with the Fleischmann Planetarium, or explore the art world at the Nevada Museum of Art.

They can explore the animals at places like Sierra Safari Zoo and Animal Ark, and explore 67,000 square feet of hands-on discovery fun at The Discovery science center!

Kids can explore what it’s like to get behind the wheel of a racing car at Need 2 Speed, or they can look back at the history of the racing car - and other cars for that matter - at the National Automobile Museum!

Didn’t we tell you there might be TOO much fun! Best head there to find out! 

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  • National Automobile Museum

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    Reno

    The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) lets you travel through time like few other places. Like people, every car has a story, a little tale about who and where and why. Especially ...

  • Roller Kingdom

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    (1 miles) Reno

    Roller Kingdom is Reno's hottest spot for family fun. If it's good clean fun you are looking for let Roller Kingdom be your destination. Check our Session Schedule to find a time that you can come ...

  • The Discovery

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    (1 miles) Reno

    The Discovery (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum), is a 67,000 square foot hands-on science center location in downtown Reno, Nevada, with learning and fun for visitors of all ages.

  • Nevada Museum Of Art

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    (1 miles) Reno

    A family day out surrounded by art and culture, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno gives kids an education and insight into some incredible art through their many exhibitions.

  • Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

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    (1 miles) Reno

    An adventure into the world of space and science for the whole family in Reno! With a theater, and FREE exhibit hall with fascinating displays for an interactive experience!

  • Wilbur D May Center

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    (1 miles) Reno

    An adventure for all ages with a museum that houses a rare collection of artifacts, and a botanical garden gilled with flowers, courtyards and meadows.

  • Need 2 Speed Indoor Kart Racing

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    (5 miles) Reno

    Have a zooming family day out behind the wheel at Reno's only high-speed, electric public indoor kart racing arena!

  • Wild Island Family Adventure Park

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    (5 miles) Sparks

    A fun Nevada adventure for those active families, with a range of exciting activities - from go karts, bowling to mini golf, and the very popular waterpark!

  • Sierra Safari Zoo

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    (8 miles) Reno

    Visit Nevada's LARGEST zoo and the ONLY zoo in Northern Nevada, with animals from all over the world for that WILD family day out!

  • Nevada Bugs and Butterflies

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    (11 miles) Reno

    Hands-on experiences for kids in Nevada so they can get excited about science, the environment, and interact with real life insects - with FREE admission!

  • Virginia and Truckee Railroad

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    (18 miles) Virginia City

    Take a historic train ride from Virginia City to Carson City! One of the great scenic railway journeys!

  • Animal Ark

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    (18 miles) Reno

    Animal Ark provides an ideal place to house non-releasable wildlife and allows the public a unique opportunity to view these animals in natural habitat exhibits. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Washoe Lake State Park

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    (18 miles) Carson City

    A great family fun outdoor adventure in Nevada, with wildlife, water sports, hiking and camping! A beautiful State Park in the heart of Washoe Valley.

  • Lake Tahoe State Park

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    (22 miles) Incline Village

    A beautiful natural oasis for the family to explore in Nevada! Great outdoor family adventures with Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, with trails to hike and bike, fishing, and camping.

  • Dayton State Park

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    (23 miles) Dayton

    Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, ...

  • V&T Railway

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    (24 miles) Carson City

    Historic train journeys from Carson City to Virginia City, on iconic and historic steam locomotives, with theme trains too!

  • Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

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    (24 miles) Carson City

    Fun and active movement education classes designed for all age ranges and all levels of physical ability.

  • Northstar California

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    (24 miles) Truckee

    It's snow time! Fun snow sports including skiing, snowboarding and tubing, plus ice skating and small kids' fun and development zones. A great family day out on the slopes!

  • The Childrens Museum of Northern Nevada

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    (25 miles) Carson City

    We are a children's play-based learning environment. Exhibits include a pre-school area with manipulative problem-solving activities. Exhibits are geared for 1 year olds and up.

  • Carson City Ghost Walk

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    (25 miles) Carson City

    Join us on this very special weekend in Carson City and Carson Valley when historic ghosts will rise from their resting places to tell you their stories and guide you through our colorful ...

  • Nevada State Railroad Museum

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    (26 miles) Carson City

    A museum all things railroad in Nevada, with actual locomotives and cars, some pre-dating 1900. Fascinating for the kids!

  • Desert Rose RV Park

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    (33 miles) 50A E Fernley

    A beautiful location to make your home whilst you explore Northern Nevada.

  • Fort Churchill State Historic Park

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    (33 miles) Silver Springs

    Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. It was abandoned nine years later, and today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested ...

  • Mormon Station State Historic Park

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    (36 miles) Genoa

    Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group ...

  • Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

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    (37 miles) Mindon

    An active and fun way to improve movement through educational classes designed for all age groups and levels of physical ability.

  • Zepyhr Cove Stables

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    (37 miles) South Lake Tahoe

    Guided HorsebackTrails Rides Daily AND Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Rides!

  • Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

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    (38 miles) Genoa

    The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local ...

  • Lahontan State Recreation Area

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    (40 miles) Fallon

    Lahontan State Recreation Area is located on the Carson River, 18 miles west of Fallon and 45 miles northeast of Nevada's Capital, Carson City, via U.S. Highway 50. The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area ...

  • Walker Lake

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    (40 miles) Fallon

    Walker Lake is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea which covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, plus ...

  • Heavenly Ski Resort

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    (42 miles) Wildwood South Lake Tahoe

    Skiing and snowboarding lessons and open routes catering to all ages and abilities; snow tubing; mountain gondola; ski bikes and a host of summer activities.

  • Sierra at Tahoo Skisports

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    (53 miles) Twin Bridges

    Lots of snow related activities for the smalls. It's no fluke that famlies always find themselves smiling, laughing and having more fun at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

  • Belmont Courthouse State Historic Park

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    (55 miles) Fallon

    Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905. The building is partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada's colorful past. Belmont Courhouse, ...

  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort

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    (60 miles) Markleeville

    Skiing and snowboarding with limited green runs but plenty of intermediate, with a special kids only training area with it's own lift service. Cross country and snowshoe centre available.

  • Apple Hill

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    (71 miles) Camino

    Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a ...

  • Cameron Park Lake

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    (86 miles) Cameron Park

    Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!