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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.

Nugget Casino Resort
Nugget Casino Resort
4 out of 5
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV
The price is $50 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in the heart of Sparks, this resort is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Outlets at Legends Sparks and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Reno Events Center. University of Nevada-Reno ...
3.8/5Good! (7,290 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Nugget Casino Resort
Western Village Inn & Casino
Western Village Inn & Casino
3.5 out of 5
815 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, NV
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sierra Sid's and Sparks Marina Park. Outlets at Legends Sparks and Sparks Heritage Museum are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,473 reviews)
"The room was very clean and the whole building smelled so nice. Housekeeping was wonderful."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Western Village Inn & Casino
Motel 6 Sparks, NV - Airport - Sparks
Motel 6 Sparks, NV - Airport - Sparks
2 out of 5
2405 Victorian Ave, Sparks, NV
The price is $66 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated in Sparks, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rail City Casino and Grand Sierra Resort Casino. National Bowling Stadium and Reno Livestock Events Center ...
2.7/5 (556 reviews)
"The property was clean and updated and the price was right. The keys loose the ability to open the door and it requires a visit to the front desk, if it is open.This has been a problem many times I have stayed here."

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

Motel 6 Sparks, NV - Airport - Sparks
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.
Charming Pet Friendly Downtown Sparks Apartment
Charming Pet Friendly Downtown Sparks Apartment
Sparks, NV
The price is $115 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in the center of Sparks, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sparks Heritage Museum and Victorian Square. Grand Sierra ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Nice Stay
"This was a really nice condo in a good location. Clean and comfortable. Close to everything. Quick responses from the owner. I highly recommend this rental."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Charming Pet Friendly Downtown Sparks Apartment
Hot August Nights in Sparks/reno NV Aug. 6 - 13
Hot August Nights in Sparks/reno NV Aug. 6 - 13
Sparks, NV
Situated in Sparks, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Sierra Sid's and Sparks Marina Park. Grand Sierra Resort Casino is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) ...
Hot August Nights in Sparks/reno NV Aug. 6 - 13
Luxe Modern & Private Getaway in Northeast Reno!
Luxe Modern & Private Getaway in Northeast Reno!
Sparks, NV
Situated in Sparks, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Wildcreek Golf Course and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Reno Livestock Events Center. Rail City Casino ...
Luxe Modern & Private Getaway in Northeast Reno!
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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