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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 here, where antique, classic and one-of-a-kind won...
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 join us.
Reno
A 67,000 square-foot discovery museum located in downtown Reno, Nevada. Seven permanent but every-changing galleries, family art and science classes and fun for all ages.
Sparks
With a waterpark, go-karts, mini-golf, bowling, birthday parties and group parties - at Wild Island there is something fun for everyone! So come on out and catch Island fever. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do wit...
Reno
Sierra Safari Zoo is Nevada's largest zoo and the only zoo in Northern Nevada. Over the past eighteen years the Sierra Safari Zoo has become a very special part of Reno and has made great strides to make our beloved community a better, brighter more ...
Animal Ark
(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 visit if you're looking for things to do in Reno fo...
Carson City
Washoe Lake and Little Washoe Lakes are located in the heart of scenic Washoe Valley, between Carson City and Reno. Here, visitors will find spectacular views of the majestic Sierra Nevada and the Carson Range. Popular activities in the park include ...
Incline Village
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy. Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Sand Harbor is located three miles south of Incline Villag...
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, built in 1861, was once used to process rich silve...
Carson City
Supportive movement education classes designed for all age ranges and levels of physical ability.
Truckee
Snow sports including skiing, snowboarding and tubing, plus ice skating and small kids' fun and development zones.
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
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 past. For one price, you can witness it all! October 20:...
Carson City
"Demonstrating the Historic Railroads of Nevada, Featuring the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection of Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Artifacts"
50A E Fernley
Welcome to Desert Rose RV Park, your oasis in the high desert. Located just a couple of miles East of Fernley Nevada, Desert Rose RV Park is the perfect spot to make your home base while touring this beautiful area of Northern Nevada.
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 decay. A visitor center displays information and ...
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 facilities are available.
Mindon
A wide range of supportive movement education classes designed for all age groups and levels of physical ability.
South Lake Tahoe
Guided HorsebackTrails Rides Daily AND Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Rides!
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 businessman, rancher and politician, Dangberg star...
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 is slightly over one hour away by auto. You can acc...
Walker Lake
(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 facilities at the park include shade ramadas, tables and ...
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.
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.
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, Although no developed facilities are available, camping an...
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.
Grass Valley
Learn all about gold at one of the world's largest and most established mines. Historical tours are available, plus living history events and permanent exhibits.
Apple Hill
(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 miniature train ride, pioneer museum and family play park.
Cameron Park
Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon. Park also offers tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trail, fishing, boat rentals and picnic areas.
Volcano
boasts a vast array of stunning formations including huge swathes of rare helictite crystals, explorable by tour for several age ranges.
Folsom
The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity.
Folsom
Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or orphaned in the wild. Most are native to North Americ...
Roseville
Vortex, Revolution and StormRider are three progressive bowl type slides that are ridden solo or with friends on a duo in-line tube or quad cloverleaf raft. These rides offer a progression of thrills for even the most experienced water sliders.
Rancho Cordoca
Sacramento Children’s Museum includes several interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning. The Museum is designed for ages birth to eight-years-old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"!
Sacramento
We feature 2 award winning 18 hole miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, gas power raceway, a grand arcade with redeemable prize center, snack bar, onsite birthday party rooms and our new attraction the Scandia Sky Screamer.
McClellan
In 2007 over 100,000 visitors came to the Aerospace Museum of California to view its unique collection of military and civilian aircraft, engine exhibit, use the educational programs, and enjoy the Da Vinci Experience exhibit.
Carmichael
Laser tag is action packed fun! Laser tag is a high tech, live action laser game played in a themed arena where special effects, fog, laser beams; pulse-pumping music and other players create an exciting, entertaining adventure.
Lovelock
Rye Patch Reservoir, along the Humboldt River, covers 11,000 acres when full. Here, visitors enjoy fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, and picnicking. A campground, boat launch and picnic sites are provided.
Sacramento
The Museum is home to the Challenger Space Program and Sacramento's only public planetarium. Inside, you will find a nature room with live animals, reptiles and insects on display. Exhibits include hands-on "exploration stations" that focus on the na...
Vallecito
Moaning Cavern holds the largest vertical chamber in a public cavern that you can see in California. In fact, it's so big, it could hold the entire Statue of Liberty!
Paradise Island
(108 Miles)
Sacramento
Family fun center with golf, bumper cars, race boats, slides, roller coasters and more. Fun for the whole family!
Sacramento
Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages.
Sacramento
A complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North Americas most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone!
Sacramento
The Discovery Museum History Center in Old Sacramento features exhibits that showcase Sacramento's vibrant history. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Sacramento for kids.
Sacramento
The museum, opened by Governor Pete Wilson in 1991, is the official military museum and historical research center of the State of California.
Fairytale Town
(113 Miles)
Sacramento
Since 1959, Fairytale Town has been a treasured place of laughter, memories, learning and family fun.
Funderland
(114 Miles)
Sacramento
Funderland is a small-scale, old-fashioned amusement park and is perfect for tots aged 2 to 12. Admission to Funderland is FREE. Each ride requires 1 ticket per person ($1.50 Monday Friday & $1.75 weekends and holidays). An unlimited ride wristb...
Sacramento Zoo
(114 Miles)
Sacramento
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Elk Grove
In this safe, colourful facility, they have 5 enormous jumphouses for obstacle and slide action and adventure soft play, and a room of arcade games and air hockey tables. All ages welcome in the jumphouses!
Groveland
Yosemite Pines RV Park and Campground offers plenty of comforts to make your Yosemite vacation enjoyable and also convenient. Our combination of a great location and resort amenities makes us a popular stop for Yosemite travelers year after year.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Reno with kids

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Sierra Safari Zoo

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Wild Island Family Adventure Park

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Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

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Animal Ark

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Roller Kingdom

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National Automobile Museum

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Washoe Lake State Park

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The Childrens Museum of Northern Nevada

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Carson City Ghost Walk

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Nevada State Railroad Museum

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Nevada - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NV