Sparks, NV

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From open-air festivals to watersports and family-friendly activities, this city in northern Nevada is famous for outdoor activities and entertainment.

Home to museums, amusement parks, lakes, rivers and urban parks, Sparks is a city of entertainment and natural beauty. Sparks was founded in the early 1900s to support the Southern Pacific Railroad. Today, visit this northwest Nevada destination, known as the City of Promise, for its fun year-round activities for all ages.

Start your visit at Victorian Square, a leafy and pedestrian-friendly entertainment district with historic buildings, museums and restaurants. Your kids can cool off here in the interactive fountain. Learn about the city’s railroad heritage at the Sparks Heritage Museum. Check out the train and car exhibits in Lillard Park. The 19th-century Old Glendale School is one of the oldest surviving school buildings in Nevada.

Throughout the year, hordes of visitors come to Victorian Square for a busy schedule of cultural events. Celebrate America’s passion for cars and rock 'n' roll during the Hot August Nights. Sample local food and watch a rib-eating competition at the Nugget Rib Cook-Off. Themed parades and a tree-lighting ceremony highlight the Sparks Hometowne Christmas.

Sparks has over 50 public parks. Find walking trails, sandy beaches and picnic areas set around a 77-acre (31-hectare) lake in Sparks Marina Park. Enjoy a host of recreational activities, from windsurfing and fishing to scuba diving and sailing on the lake. Discover family-friendly fun, such as waterslides, go-karts and miniature golf, at Wild Island Family Adventure Park. Thrill-seekers will appreciate the kayaking, tubing and white-water rafting adventures at Rock Park.

Don’t miss the chance to experience Sparks’ lively nightlife. Play roulette and poker or watch well-known musicians at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, an entertainment complex located in two 29-floor towers. Sample award-winning craft beer at the Great Basin Brewing Company.

Reach Sparks by flying to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, just a 10-minute drive from the city center. While visiting, use public buses to reach most of the city’s major attractions. Rent a car and explore picturesque Truckee Meadows, which offers year-round hiking and biking adventures in Nevada’s great outdoors.

Where to stay in Sparks

Nugget Casino Resort
Nugget Casino Resort
4 out of 5
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV, 89431
The price is $48 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly resort in Sparks. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms in ...
3.8/5 Good! (5,576 reviews)
"Seems a little older place. Smoking is allowed which I don't care for"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Nugget Casino Resort
Western Village Inn & Casino
Western Village Inn & Casino
3.5 out of 5
815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, NV, 89434
The price is $53 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 27
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Sparks. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,849 reviews)
"Very nice and very clean rooms. Stayed just one night but would definitely choose again if stopping here."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Western Village Inn & Casino
Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel
Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel
3 out of 5
55 E Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV, 89431
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $152 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sparks. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (559 reviews)
"clean and easy access"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Best Western Plus Sparks-Reno Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Quiet Studio located near Downtown
Quiet Studio located near Downtown
Sparks, NV
Stay at this golf property in Sparks. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Grand Sierra Resort Casino and Atlantis Casino are ...
Quiet Studio located near Downtown
Thunderbird Resort Club
Thunderbird Resort Club
3 out of 5
200 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV, 89431
Stay at this 3-star spa aparthotel in Sparks. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3.8/5 Good! (200 reviews)
"Great accommodations. Great location it is central to everything. Nice place to stay. Communication of staff is somewhat like pulling teeth but were courteous. Be specific with your questions and just FYI your door key opens the gated entrance once you check in. That was not relayed."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Thunderbird Resort Club
Hot August Nights in Sparks/Reno NV Aug. 6 - 13
Hot August Nights in Sparks/Reno NV Aug. 6 - 13
Sparks, NV
Stay at this vacation home in Sparks. Enjoy a spa tub, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Grand Sierra Resort Casino and Atlantis Casino ...
Hot August Nights in Sparks/Reno NV Aug. 6 - 13
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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