Nicknamed the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins,” the National Bowling Stadium is the only venue of its kind in the entire world. Although it’s located amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Reno, Nevada, the National Bowling Stadium is impossible to miss. It’s particularly recognizable because of its distinctive façade, which features a prominent geodesic dome meant to resemble a giant bowling ball. The National Bowling Stadium’s eye-catching exterior is rivaled only by its expansive, 38,000-square-foot interior. Inside you’ll find 78 championship lanes, the Lane 81 Pro Shop, Kingpin Club, and even a 172-seat theater.

As impressive as the National Bowling Stadium is, it’s far from all that the exciting city of Reno has to offer. It’s not called “The Biggest Little City in the World” for nothing, after all! While there, you and your team can enjoy plenty of family-friendly entertainment and dining options. Best of all, the National Bowling Stadium’s central location in the heart of downtown Reno means that you’ll be within walking distance of all the great things there are to see and do there.


Things to Do


Not for the faint of heart, Basecamp is a thrilling attraction located in the Whitney Peak Hotel. At BaseCamp, you and your team can push your limits as you climb around in their 7,000-square-foot, world-class, indoor bouldering park. For younger climbers, BaseCamp also features a kids’ area that’s as safe as it is fun. If there are any experienced climbers in your group who are especially daring, they can even rappel down the façade of the Whitney Peak Hotel on what The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized as the “World’s Tallest Climbing Wall.” If climbing isn’t your thing, BaseCamp also offers group fitness classes and features a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as a steam room and sauna. 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501


National Bowling Stadium - Travel - Hotels4TeamsNational Automobile Museum

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and race on over to the National Automobile Museum during your visit to the National Bowling Stadium. This world-renowned museum showcases historic automobiles from the late 19th century onward, with well over 200 in all. You’ll see vintage marvels, rare and one-of-a-kind wonders, race cars, one of the finest collections of horseless carriages in the world, and so much more. The National Automobile Museum’s collection even includes celebrity-owned cars like Elvis Presley’s 1973 Cadillac Eldorado and John Wayne’s 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. 10 S Lake St, Reno, NV 89501


The Discovery

Located just a short, 11-minute walk from the National Bowling Stadium, The Discovery is a world-class science center that offers seemingly endless opportunities for visitors to explore science and the natural world while having lots of fun. With 67,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits that cover subjects ranging from engineering to anatomy, there’s definitely a lot for you and your team to learn at The Discovery.

Some of The Discovery’s most popular permanent exhibits include Spark!Lab Smithsonian, where you can learn about the history and process of invention by playing games, conducting experiments, and other fun activities; Cloud Climber, a jungle gym structure that teaches visitors about the water cycle as they climb to the highest reaches of the museum; and Truckee Connects, an exhibit modeled after the Truckee River that offers insight into the many uses of water, such as irrigation and hydroelectric power. 490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501


Junkee Clothing Exchange

You never know what you’ll find at Junkee Clothing Exchange, one of Reno’s most unique and “funkee” stores. The majority of the ever-changing selection at Junkee consists of clothing and costumes brought in by patrons looking to make a quick buck or free up some closet space. So, whether you and your team are searching for fun and quirky additions to your wardrobe or your next Halloween costume, you’re likely to find it at Junkee. Other items sold at Junkee include vintage furniture and fun antique knickknacks.

Before you leave, be prepared to beat the heat with a delicious frozen treat from Simple Ice Cream Sandwiches, a charming ice cream sandwich shop that’s located right in the front of Junkee! 960 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502


Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

If you and your team are looking to take a brief respite from the hectic hustle and bustle of team travel, look no further than beautiful Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Spanning almost 600 acres just northwest of downtown Reno and the National Bowling Stadium, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is one of the largest and most diverse outdoor spaces in Nevada. The park offers a wide variety of amenities enjoyed by Reno locals and tourists alike. These include miles of trails that wind through many distinct landscapes; the Wilbur D. May Center, which features a museum, arboretum, and botanical garden; a disc golf course; three playgrounds; five picnic pavilions available by reservation only; and more. 1595 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503


Fleischmann Planetarium

Since first opening in 1963, the Fleischmann Planetarium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus has served as the area’s definitive place for all things space. The planetarium welcomes up to 50,000 curious visitors every year. Now during your team’s visit to the National Bowling Stadium you can find out for yourselves why this planetarium remains one of Reno’s most popular attractions after more than half a century.

While at the Fleischmann Planetarium, you and your team can watch one of the many digital planetarium shows offered daily in the facility’s dome theater and explore hands-on, interactive displays in the Exhibit Hall. Before you go, don’t forget to stop by the planetarium’s gift shop so your team can purchase fun keepsakes to commemorate their visit! 1664 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557


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Places to Eat

National Bowling Stadium - Travel - Hotels4TeamsPho 777 Vietnamese Restaurant

For a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Reno, dine at Pho 777 Vietnamese Restaurant with your team. This quaint eatery is located right down the street from the National Bowling Stadium, which makes it an especially convenient place to eat at during your team’s stay.

The menu at Pho 777 features a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes. These range from familiar favorites like pho, spring rolls, and wonton soup to some less common Vietnamese specialties, such as bun bo xao, a dish comprised of sautéed  beef topped with special dressing and served over a bed of vermicelli rice noodles and fresh vegetables. 102 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501



As you probably already know, traveling with a team can mean you’re in store for some late nights and early mornings. Luckily Reno is home to plenty of 24-hour restaurants and one of the best is just minutes from the National Bowling Stadium. Located in the Eldorado Resort Casino, Millies24 serves up something for everyone all day and all night.

If you and your team visit Millies24 for breakfast, you can enjoy hearty dishes like Hash N’ Eggs, made with fresh chopped potatoes and pastrami served with your choice of eggs, or the Down & Dirty Breakfast, which features hash browns topped with three eggs, sausage, bacon, peppers, onions, melted cheese, and sausage gravy. They have lighter breakfast options as well, such as wraps and omelets. Lunch, dinner, and late night offerings include a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, shareable appetizers, and oh-so much more. 345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501


The Brew Brothers

Also located in the Eldorado Resort Casino is The Brew Brothers, a brewpub that not only offers eight custom microbrews for the adults in your group to sample but also a creative menu with plenty of deliciously inventive dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. These dishes include everything from gourmet wood-fired pizzas to sandwiches piled high with everything from tender pastrami to savory pulled pork. The Brew Brothers’ menu also includes a selection of decadent burgers that’s sure to impress even the most seasoned burger aficionado.  345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501


Silver Peak Brewery

The Brew Brothers isn’t the only brewery in Reno cooking food that’s as good as their alcoholic offerings. Located just under half a mile from the National Bowling Stadium, Silver Peak Brewery features a menu full of classic dishes with exciting gourmet twists.

Lunchtime offerings at Silver Peak Brewery include salads like a roasted vegetable salad and a Cobb salad made with roasted chicken, Applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese, tomatoes, egg, avocado, and lemon vinaigrette. On their lunch menu you’ll also find an eclectic of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and more. If you visit Silver Peak Brewery for dinner instead, you and your team can enjoy inventive entrees like chicken and basil ravioli, tamarind glazed salmon, a Mongolian-style pork chop, and more. 135 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89501


With so much to see and do just minutes from the National Bowling Stadium, your upcoming visit to Reno will probably feel more like a vacation than any other trip you’ve gone on with your team before. Whether you’re interested in scaling rock walls, getting up close with one of the most extensive collections of vintage cars in the world, or gazing up at the stars, you can do all that and more in “The Biggest Little City in the World!”