Reno-Tahoe Local Attractions
The crack of the bat, the swish of the net, the touchdown celebration in the endzone, snowy slopes or a hole-in-one...Reno-Tahoe offers plenty of thrilling professional, collegiate or individual sports action and exciting outdoor recreation.
Area attractions include...
- Lake Tahoe
- Special Events
- Squaw Valley USA
- Virginia City
- Heavenly Valley Resort
- University of Nevada
- National Bowling Stadium
- Tahoe National Forest
- AAA Profesional Baseball
- NBDL Professional Basketball
- Truckee River White Water
- Rafting Center
- Legends Reno-Tahoe Open Golf Tournament
The Reno Bighorns are a team in the NBA Development League based in Reno, Nevada, affiliated with the Sacramento Kings and the New York Knicks. Owned by David Kahn, operator of Southwest Basketball, LLC, the Bighorns will play their home games at the Reno Events Center. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Reno Airport is the official housing sponsor of the Reno Bighorns.
The Reno Aces - a minor league baseball franchise, who are a member of the Pacific Coast League and are the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The franchise is owned by SK Baseball, LLC and will begin play in its new home, in a new stadium, in spring 2009. They will be a part of the Pacific Conference's South Division along with the Fresno Grizzlies, Las Vegas 51s, and Sacramento River Cats.
The Reno Astros season is a semi-pro team, which season lasts from May to September. The team plays around the west and is one of six teams invited to play at the 2009 World Baseball Challenge in Prince George, B.C., Canada. Home games are played at Moana Stadium, just west of S. Virginia Street on Moana Lane.
Legends Reno-Tahoe Open
The Legends Reno-Tahoe Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Founded in 1999, it is played annually in August. The tournament is held at the Montrêux Golf and Country Club, located midway between Reno and Lake Tahoe. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1997; its average elevation is 5,600' above sea level.
The tournament takes place every year in the same week as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The 2008 event concluded on August 3 with a purse of $3.0 million. Parker McLachlin was the winner, taking home the champion's prize of $540,000.
UNR Wolf Pack Sports
The University of Nevada, Reno has a long and storied athletics tradition. Though often known as UNR within the state, the university prefers to be called simply Nevada for athletics purposes; its sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack (always two words). They participate in the NCAA's Division I (FBS for football) and in the Western Athletic Conference.