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Reno: Gangs and Gamblers Haunted Walking Tour

1. Reno: Gangs and Gamblers Haunted Walking Tour

Prepare for a spooky and fascinating walking tour through Reno’s dark past for a night of gruesome tales and spine-chilling ghost hunts. With an expert guide, learn the city’s villainous history and be introduced to notorious figures from history. Opulent casinos and neon lights do little to hide the dark side of Reno’s past. Gunfights, prostitution, and countless murders have made their mark on the city, leaving behind a crowd of restless spirits with harrowing and tragic stories to tell. Investigate the disappearance of Roy Frisch, a bank cashier who knew too much about the mob’s shady deals. Is his body at the bottom of an abandoned mineshaft, or did disappear to protect his family? No one knows, but people in his former home report hearing footsteps on the porch late at night. If Roy doesn’t greet you, perhaps the spirits of the Mapes Hotel will. Their vengeful energy is tied to three famous deaths, will you be next? Explore Reno’s red light district, a key area in the city’s criminal past and a regular hangout spot of mobsters and gangsters throughout history.

(18+) Reno: Private 30-Minute Axe Throwing Experience Ticket

2. (18+) Reno: Private 30-Minute Axe Throwing Experience Ticket

Experience the thrill of axe throwing with a private 30-minute axe throwing session in Reno. Learn tips and tricks from an instructor, then test out your throwing skills with wooden targets. Come with friends or family to see who can score the most points. Axe throwing has quickly spread across North America and other parts of the world as a favorite new bar game and sport. Similar to darts, axe throwing is a sport where the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit as close as possible to a bullseye. Have fun playing solo or get the competitive juices flowing and challenge your friends to an adrenaline-packed axe throwing competition. You don’t have to be a lumberjack to enjoy throwing axes. Controlled and safe: once you toss your first axe, you’ll be hooked.

Reno: Max Action Arena Combo Ticket

3. Reno: Max Action Arena Combo Ticket

The Max Action Arena Reno combo ticket includes admission to four great attractions. Included in the combo package are entry tickets to the XD Theater, Chaos Jump VR and VR Racing Simulator At the XD Theater, you’ll have access to two thrilling rides which make use of an immersive 4D experience. Choose from Dinosaur 3D, Cosmic Coaster, Haunted Mine, and more.  In Chaos Jump VR, battle an army of robots as you navigate a space adventure.   Finally, get ready to hit the track and put the petal to the metal in the VR Racing Simulator.

Reno: Downtown Reno Pedicab Tour

4. Reno: Downtown Reno Pedicab Tour

Roll through "The Biggest Little City in the World" with pedicabs, a service that helps tourists and locals get to their destinations the fun way. Allow your environmentally conscious ride to transport you around downtown Reno and see the main sights. Once you climb aboard, head to the Reno Strip and see the myriad of lights and local restaurants, bars, and casinos. Passby city murals, the famous Truckee River and Riverwalk, Wingfield Park, and both the Reno Arches. Learn fun information about the history of Reno and the Truckee River from your guide, and get to where you want to go a little wiser.

Reno: Zero Latency Extreme Virtual Reality Experience Ticket

5. Reno: Zero Latency Extreme Virtual Reality Experience Ticket

Become part of the game with tickets to Zero Latency Extreme Virtual Reality in Reno, a free-roam VR experience. Let your body be transported into one of many virtual worlds with everyone around you inside the game as well. Witness the virtual and real-world blend to drop you inside virtual worlds. Move freely in a huge arena to battle or explore with up to 8 of your friends. Experience the next level of virtual reality inside cutting-edge gaming technology. Enjoy reality-altering graphic detail with immersive spatial sound, for deep immersion and team communications. Choose from zombie apocalypses, family-friendly adventure, AI gone rogue, competitive VR eSports, and an exclusive Far Cry experience.

Downtown Reno: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Downtown Reno: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy the beautiful city of Reno on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Explore the area with an audio guide at your own pace and hear about its culture and history. After downloading the app start your tour at Reno’s Arch. You will hear about a 12-floored demolished brick building, an extinct species of big fish, and Reno’s history as the divorce capital of America. Uncover the facts about trains, highways, and mining that changed the city and learn about the city’s famous bridge. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Feel free to put a few dollars on the table, roll the dice, and take a chance on Reno, the biggest little city in the world.

Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

7. Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Lake Tahoe with Shaka Guide's audio tour app. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the region while our expert narrators provide fascinating insights, local stories, and insider tips. Discover the hidden gems and iconic attractions that make Lake Tahoe a must-visit destination. Highlights of the Lake Tahoe Tour: Emerald Bay State Park: Explore the crown jewel of Lake Tahoe, with its pristine blue waters, rugged shoreline, and the iconic Fannette Island. Learn about the rich history and natural wonders of this scenic spot while taking in breathtaking views. Sand Harbor: Relax on the picturesque sandy beaches of Sand Harbor and enjoy panoramic views of the lake's azure waters. Discover the unique rock formations and indulge in various water activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply basking in the sun. Vikingsholm Castle: Step back in time as you visit this stunning Scandinavian-style mansion nestled in Emerald Bay. Marvel at its architectural beauty, stroll through the lush gardens, and learn about the captivating story behind its creation. Heavenly Mountain Resort: Ride the scenic gondola to the top of Heavenly Mountain and be rewarded with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Experience thrilling outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, or zip-lining, depending on the season. Tahoe Rim Trail: Embark on a scenic hike along the famous Tahoe Rim Trail, offering stunning vistas of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges. Learn about the diverse flora and fauna that call this area home and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: Discover the renowned ski resorts that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Take a cable car ride to High Camp and enjoy panoramic views, visit the Olympic Museum, or participate in various outdoor activities like hiking or mountain biking. Donner Lake: Visit the beautiful Donner Lake, known for its tranquil setting and rich history. Learn about the ill-fated Donner Party and enjoy a peaceful lakeside picnic surrounded by stunning scenery. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, breathtaking views, or simply a relaxing escape, Shaka Guide's audio tour app will elevate your Lake Tahoe experience. With our informative narration, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the region's natural beauty, history, and the hidden gems that make Lake Tahoe truly special. *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

Reno: Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game

8. Reno: Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game

Looking for a family friendly activity? We can help you explore the city with our fun photo scavenger hunt. Using your smartphone, you'll be given a scavenger hunt list of items to find in the form of riddles and challenges to complete on our scavenger hunt app. You'll go look for the item described in the riddle, complete the accompanied challenge, and send in a photo to get points. Your points will show up on the app's leaderboard so you can see how you're doing compared to teams all across the country! Operation City Quest can be played in any city, no matter how big or small! Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges! The goal of this interactive scavenger hunt is to find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, to have fun with family and friends! Our games usually take about 2 hours and most teams walk around 2 miles during their scavenger hunt.

Reno: Downtown Guided Burning Man Street Art Tour by Pedicab

9. Reno: Downtown Guided Burning Man Street Art Tour by Pedicab

See some of the best art pieces of the annual Burning Man festival without having to go to the middle of the desert. Explore downtown Reno on a pedicab tour, where you can see what is on show from constantly rotating artworks showcased in the city, and learn a bit about local history. After meeting your guide, set off on your journey around downtown Reno. Learn about the different Burning Man artists and even get to interact with some of the sculptures. Discover the latest works on display, with an ever-changing range of street art and murals that spring up across the city. Aside from the artwork, see some of the most notable locations in the city including Reno Arches. Ride along the Truckee River Walk and into Wingfield Park, an island located in the middle of Downtown Reno. Learn a little bit about local history with your guide, who will share expert insider info.

Reno: Private Scavenger Hunts

10. Reno: Private Scavenger Hunts

Gather your friends, family, colleagues, and kids, we’ve got an adventure in store for you. Feeling competitive? Divide into multiple teams and race against the clock to be crowned the winner. Or unite as one team to beat our leaderboard - the choice is yours! Select a game in your chosen city and we’ll add up to three personalized challenges as per your request. All you need is a charged smartphone with a camera, GPS, and internet access. Mind-boggling missions and creative clues will guide you through the city, taking you on a tour of hidden gems and bucket list locations. Online scavenger hunts are the ultimate team builder. Show off your artistic, communication and problem-solving skills with unlimited opportunities to break the ice. Your host will cheer you on as you go, awarding plenty of points before the highest scorers win.

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Our most recommended things to do in Reno

Reno: Gangs and Gamblers Haunted Walking Tour

Reno: Gangs and Gamblers Haunted Walking Tour

Prepare for a spooky and fascinating walking tour through Reno’s dark past for a night of gruesome tales and spine-chilling ghost hunts. With an expert guide, learn the city’s villainous history and be introduced to notorious figures from history. Opulent casinos and neon lights do little to hide the dark side of Reno’s past. Gunfights, prostitution, and countless murders have made their mark on the city, leaving behind a crowd of restless spirits with harrowing and tragic stories to tell. Investigate the disappearance of Roy Frisch, a bank cashier who knew too much about the mob’s shady deals. Is his body at the bottom of an abandoned mineshaft, or did disappear to protect his family? No one knows, but people in his former home report hearing footsteps on the porch late at night. If Roy doesn’t greet you, perhaps the spirits of the Mapes Hotel will. Their vengeful energy is tied to three famous deaths, will you be next? Explore Reno’s red light district, a key area in the city’s criminal past and a regular hangout spot of mobsters and gangsters throughout history.

(18+) Reno: Private 30-Minute Axe Throwing Experience Ticket

(18+) Reno: Private 30-Minute Axe Throwing Experience Ticket

Experience the thrill of axe throwing with a private 30-minute axe throwing session in Reno. Learn tips and tricks from an instructor, then test out your throwing skills with wooden targets. Come with friends or family to see who can score the most points. Axe throwing has quickly spread across North America and other parts of the world as a favorite new bar game and sport. Similar to darts, axe throwing is a sport where the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit as close as possible to a bullseye. Have fun playing solo or get the competitive juices flowing and challenge your friends to an adrenaline-packed axe throwing competition. You don’t have to be a lumberjack to enjoy throwing axes. Controlled and safe: once you toss your first axe, you’ll be hooked.

Reno: Max Action Arena Combo Ticket

Reno: Max Action Arena Combo Ticket

The Max Action Arena Reno combo ticket includes admission to four great attractions. Included in the combo package are entry tickets to the XD Theater, Chaos Jump VR and VR Racing Simulator At the XD Theater, you’ll have access to two thrilling rides which make use of an immersive 4D experience. Choose from Dinosaur 3D, Cosmic Coaster, Haunted Mine, and more.  In Chaos Jump VR, battle an army of robots as you navigate a space adventure.   Finally, get ready to hit the track and put the petal to the metal in the VR Racing Simulator.

Reno: Downtown Reno Pedicab Tour

Reno: Downtown Reno Pedicab Tour

Roll through "The Biggest Little City in the World" with pedicabs, a service that helps tourists and locals get to their destinations the fun way. Allow your environmentally conscious ride to transport you around downtown Reno and see the main sights. Once you climb aboard, head to the Reno Strip and see the myriad of lights and local restaurants, bars, and casinos. Passby city murals, the famous Truckee River and Riverwalk, Wingfield Park, and both the Reno Arches. Learn fun information about the history of Reno and the Truckee River from your guide, and get to where you want to go a little wiser.

Reno: Zero Latency Extreme Virtual Reality Experience Ticket

Reno: Zero Latency Extreme Virtual Reality Experience Ticket

Become part of the game with tickets to Zero Latency Extreme Virtual Reality in Reno, a free-roam VR experience. Let your body be transported into one of many virtual worlds with everyone around you inside the game as well. Witness the virtual and real-world blend to drop you inside virtual worlds. Move freely in a huge arena to battle or explore with up to 8 of your friends. Experience the next level of virtual reality inside cutting-edge gaming technology. Enjoy reality-altering graphic detail with immersive spatial sound, for deep immersion and team communications. Choose from zombie apocalypses, family-friendly adventure, AI gone rogue, competitive VR eSports, and an exclusive Far Cry experience.

Downtown Reno: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Downtown Reno: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy the beautiful city of Reno on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Explore the area with an audio guide at your own pace and hear about its culture and history. After downloading the app start your tour at Reno’s Arch. You will hear about a 12-floored demolished brick building, an extinct species of big fish, and Reno’s history as the divorce capital of America. Uncover the facts about trains, highways, and mining that changed the city and learn about the city’s famous bridge. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Feel free to put a few dollars on the table, roll the dice, and take a chance on Reno, the biggest little city in the world.

Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

Lake Tahoe: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Lake Tahoe with Shaka Guide's audio tour app. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the region while our expert narrators provide fascinating insights, local stories, and insider tips. Discover the hidden gems and iconic attractions that make Lake Tahoe a must-visit destination. Highlights of the Lake Tahoe Tour: Emerald Bay State Park: Explore the crown jewel of Lake Tahoe, with its pristine blue waters, rugged shoreline, and the iconic Fannette Island. Learn about the rich history and natural wonders of this scenic spot while taking in breathtaking views. Sand Harbor: Relax on the picturesque sandy beaches of Sand Harbor and enjoy panoramic views of the lake's azure waters. Discover the unique rock formations and indulge in various water activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply basking in the sun. Vikingsholm Castle: Step back in time as you visit this stunning Scandinavian-style mansion nestled in Emerald Bay. Marvel at its architectural beauty, stroll through the lush gardens, and learn about the captivating story behind its creation. Heavenly Mountain Resort: Ride the scenic gondola to the top of Heavenly Mountain and be rewarded with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Experience thrilling outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, or zip-lining, depending on the season. Tahoe Rim Trail: Embark on a scenic hike along the famous Tahoe Rim Trail, offering stunning vistas of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges. Learn about the diverse flora and fauna that call this area home and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: Discover the renowned ski resorts that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Take a cable car ride to High Camp and enjoy panoramic views, visit the Olympic Museum, or participate in various outdoor activities like hiking or mountain biking. Donner Lake: Visit the beautiful Donner Lake, known for its tranquil setting and rich history. Learn about the ill-fated Donner Party and enjoy a peaceful lakeside picnic surrounded by stunning scenery. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, breathtaking views, or simply a relaxing escape, Shaka Guide's audio tour app will elevate your Lake Tahoe experience. With our informative narration, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the region's natural beauty, history, and the hidden gems that make Lake Tahoe truly special. *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

Reno: Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game

Reno: Scavenger Hunt Adventure Self-Guided City Game

Looking for a family friendly activity? We can help you explore the city with our fun photo scavenger hunt. Using your smartphone, you'll be given a scavenger hunt list of items to find in the form of riddles and challenges to complete on our scavenger hunt app. You'll go look for the item described in the riddle, complete the accompanied challenge, and send in a photo to get points. Your points will show up on the app's leaderboard so you can see how you're doing compared to teams all across the country! Operation City Quest can be played in any city, no matter how big or small! Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges! The goal of this interactive scavenger hunt is to find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, to have fun with family and friends! Our games usually take about 2 hours and most teams walk around 2 miles during their scavenger hunt.

Reno: Downtown Guided Burning Man Street Art Tour by Pedicab

Reno: Downtown Guided Burning Man Street Art Tour by Pedicab

See some of the best art pieces of the annual Burning Man festival without having to go to the middle of the desert. Explore downtown Reno on a pedicab tour, where you can see what is on show from constantly rotating artworks showcased in the city, and learn a bit about local history. After meeting your guide, set off on your journey around downtown Reno. Learn about the different Burning Man artists and even get to interact with some of the sculptures. Discover the latest works on display, with an ever-changing range of street art and murals that spring up across the city. Aside from the artwork, see some of the most notable locations in the city including Reno Arches. Ride along the Truckee River Walk and into Wingfield Park, an island located in the middle of Downtown Reno. Learn a little bit about local history with your guide, who will share expert insider info.

Reno: Private Scavenger Hunts

Reno: Private Scavenger Hunts

Gather your friends, family, colleagues, and kids, we’ve got an adventure in store for you. Feeling competitive? Divide into multiple teams and race against the clock to be crowned the winner. Or unite as one team to beat our leaderboard - the choice is yours! Select a game in your chosen city and we’ll add up to three personalized challenges as per your request. All you need is a charged smartphone with a camera, GPS, and internet access. Mind-boggling missions and creative clues will guide you through the city, taking you on a tour of hidden gems and bucket list locations. Online scavenger hunts are the ultimate team builder. Show off your artistic, communication and problem-solving skills with unlimited opportunities to break the ice. Your host will cheer you on as you go, awarding plenty of points before the highest scorers win.

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The tour was great. The guide, she was the best. She was informtive. Her stories were so detailed. You could picture the guy hanging from the tree.... The walk was not that bad but it was worth it. My family is coming from Hawaii in June. I'm planning to book a tour with Gangs and Gamblers Haunted Walking Tour.

A really fun time! The guide (Steven) was very friendly, knowledgeable, and a great story teller. The walking pace was great. If l do it again, I’d do the extended tour (as it takes the group back to the original starting point). Very fun!

it was a lot of fun. Arena staff were friendly, curteous and professional. Definitely a worthwhile activity to check out if you need a break from the casino floor.

We learned quite a bit about some of the murals and art around downtown Reno. Our pedicab driver was super nice and we also felt safe even riding in traffic.

Our tour was the best! We loved it and will do it again.