Reno’s climate mostly offers sunny days throughout the year and has occasional winters with snowfalls.
Interesting facts that even locals may be unaware of:
#1 The largest building on the Earth is being built in an area which is twenty miles east away from Reno. Its grand opening was celebrated in July 2016, and so far, the first three blocks of the building have been completed. It is expected to be completed by 2020. The name of the building is Tesla Gigafactory whose mission is to accelerate the sustainable energy.
The building of Gigafactory is a zero-emission building. Instead of using fossil fuels, the solar energy from the Sun will be harnessed with the help of the giant solar panel which forms the roof top for providing power for facilitating production. It will have giant robot arms for the manufacture of batteries. It is the famous Elon Musk project.
#2 Reno is like a small Burning Man throughout the year. Morris Burner Hostel is a space for arts consisting of 16 rooms with the themes of Forest Lord Room, Sparkle Pony room, and Goddess Room. Anyone can visit the local art space and co-operate with the resident artists in creating the playa bound projects.
#3 Every summer, the Reno Basque Festival is celebrated by the descendants. The Louis’ Basque Corner is an exceptional place for a family-styled meal with new friends and strangers sharing the bench. The famous Basque Cuisine since the 19th century is the result of the Basque immigrants whose home was in the northern Nevada.
#4 Reno becomes the Art, Town in every July with almost 500 art events being performed, from dance, music to songs and theaters.
#5 Just outside of Reno, Lake Tahoe covers an area of 191 square miles. It is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The lake is so large that an inch of its total surface would be equal to a volume of water which is 3.33 billion gallons and is enough to fill up around 5000 pools having the size of Olympics. Its depth is such that if the Empire State Building was placed in it, one still could not see its top.
#6 Lake Tahoe has the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America. It is the largest, Heavenly Valley.
#7 It is the place where Levis Strauss & Co. started with the invention of blue jeans.
#8 It has got one of the biggest skating parks in the West which are the Rattlesnake Mountain.
#9 The largest and free event of hot air ballooning all throughout the world is the Great Reno Balloon Race.
#10 Reno experiences an average of 1000 earthquakes each year. But, due to their weak intensity, the damage is rare.
#11 Gambling in Reno is usually traced back to the pre-colonial times while they were played at the harvests or for celebrating the hunting.
#12 Before Vegas, Reno was known to be the gambling capital of America.
#13 Reno has got more than 16,000 slot machines, one for every 14 people.
#14 The climbing wall is located in the downtown area of Reno, and the climbing wall of the Base Camp is known to be the tallest in the whole world. Its height is 164 feet towards the sky. The climbing gym is known to be the home of bouldering competition which covers an area of 7000 square feet. The country’s only official 15 m speed wall is a climber’s dream and a real place of adventure in Reno.
#15 Reno has sister cities throughout the world which include the countries of China, Russia, Spain, Israel, Taiwan, Thailand and Canada.
#16 Every year, it only averages 7 inches of rainfall.
#17 A few minutes from Reno is the 36 foot tall, the white-bearded and one –toothed prospector known to be the Last Chance, Joe.
#18 Although prostitution is illegal inside the city, the first legal brothel of the state was Mustang Ranch.
#19 The national bowling stadium in Reno is the home to the longest bowling scoring display in the whole world and is referred as “Taj Mahal of Tenpins.”
Hope that you enjoyed the list of 19 Things Even a Local May Not Know About Reno. Visiting the place should be the top priority for having the real essence of the region along with its culture, tradition, and heritage.