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COMMUNITIES

Tahoe/Reno’s Diverse Towns STATELINE / CITY OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

South Lake Tahoe

This bi-state community stretches for city blocks to either side of 18 miles of highways 50 and 89, with the concentration of visitor attractions close to the state border: Heavenly Village and its scenic gondola, plus Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Harveys and Mont Bleu casinos. The community has several beautiful public beaches.

NORTH TAHOE Small resort towns dot Lake Tahoe’s north and west shores. Gambling is legal in Incline Village and at nearby Nevada state line casinos. In Kings Beach and Tahoe City, scenic sidewalks travel past a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Squaw Valley Ski Resort and its scenic tram ride and base village are approximately seven miles from Tahoe City.

Tahoe City

TRUCKEE Truckee is an historically significant Old West frontier town, Intercontinental Railroad depot, and pioneering winter sports resort. Many downtown Truckee buildings are over 100 years old and now house quality shops, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. Northstar resort is 6 miles to the east.

RENO

Downtown Reno’s three well-known casinos are now interconnected as The Row, with Riverwalk District’s shops, dining and Whitewater Park nearby. Reno’s Mid-Town is an eclectic shopping and dining destination. Other Reno casino/hotels include Atlantis, Grand Sierra and the Nugget. Nevada Museum of Art and National Auto Museum are popular attractions.

CARSON CITY / CARSON VALLEY

Carson City is the state capital and home to the Nevada State Museum and Nevada Railroad Museum. The wide Carson Valley has dramatic vistas and the towns Minden/Gardnerville and Genoa, the latter Nevada’s oldest settlement.

VIRGINIA CITY

The site of the historic Comstock Lode silver strike, Virginia City thrived from 1860 to 1875. Now the well-preserved downtown of shops, restaurants, saloons and churches, connected by wooden boardwalks, give visitors a wonderful look into the Old West.

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