Scenic USA - Nevada

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Virginia Avenue, Reno - Nevada

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     Located in the Nevada high desert, Reno rests near 5000 feet in the Great Basin area, adjacent the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just a few miles from the Tahoe and the California border, Reno is one of ten communities that make up the metro area of Truckee Meadows. Welcome to Reno BannerBest known for its casinos and gambling, Reno has gone to great lenghts to attract a different crowd with its remake of Wingfield Park. This attractive mid-town water park, powered by the Truckee River, is a haven for kayakers and anglers, as well as a soothing stop for residents and guests. The Biggest Little City in the World also hosts a variety of major festivals and events, including the Reno Air Races, Hot August Nights, the Reno Rodeo, and the Great Reno Balloon Races.
     Shown here is Virginia Avenue’s famous arch, an icon since 1929. This view catches version number three, replacing a 60s style arch. A slogan contest held in 1929 awarded a 100 dollars for the phrase, Biggest Little City in the World, and is still used in describing the city today. Although not held in favor by all Reno residents, the arch still bears the slogan, and is now enhanced by thousands of energy saving LED lights.



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