Reno-Sparks Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

Famous for its nickname, “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno does indeed have a lot for guests to do. You may find yourself in Reno if your team has a tournament at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The complex consists of five exhibit halls making up 381,000 square feet. A small shopping center is conveniently located across the street with a few places to eat in case you want to get a quick bite. You won’t need to hang around the convention center for the entire trip though. Make the most out of it and explore a few of Reno’s points of interest.

Things to Do

Game Lab

Located in Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Game Lab is the best arcade in Reno. Not only will your team have a blast, this arcade might also make you feel like a kid again when you play some of the retro games. There are tons of arcade style games to try out and Game Lab assures that all of their machines are kept in tip-top shape. Remember to hit up the popular four-player Pac-Man for a fun twist on an old school game. You’ll find plenty of other amusing video games when you stop by, like racing games, Angry Birds, and pinball. As you’re getting ready to leave, don’t forget to cash in your tickets at the prize counter for an awesome reward. Game Lab is certain to keep your team engaged for the entire time they’re playing. 2707 South Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

Meadowood Mall

A veritable pre-teen and teenage paradise, malls have been their go-to hangout spot for years. You can always find a diversity of cool stores selling all sorts of merchandise. It’s easy to spend a couple hours walking around and buying things or just window shopping. If your team wants to go to a mall during your trip to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Meadowood Mall is the perfect choice. This one floor facility provides more than enough space to explore. It houses a little over 100 stores under its roof, as well as four anchor stores.

Check out Games Galore if you want to purchase a board game to play back at the hotel or convention center. Games Galore also has an entertainment center with a small arcade where you can play Skee-Ball, pinball, and many other games. When anyone gets hungry, all they have to do is walk over to the food court near Sears. You’ll find about 10 different dining options where you can get food ranging from cheesesteaks to sushi. 5000 Meadowood Mall Cir, Reno, NV 89502

Century Park Lane 16

Dying to watch that hyped up movie that everyone keeps talking about? You don’t have to wait until you get home from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to see it. All you have to do is visit Century Park Lane 16. Right as you walk in, you’ll be greeted by friendly staff that is always willing to help in any way they can. One thing the employees can’t help you with though is deciding which movie you want to buy tickets for. The theater runs shows all day and plays anywhere from 10 to 16 different movies, which makes your choice difficult. Once you settle on one, relax in one of Century Park Lane 16’s sizeable leather chairs and prepare yourself for a splendid cinematic experience. 210 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89502

Magic Carpet Mini Golf

Mini golf is an activity that is consistently enjoyable for all ages. Many facilities usually only have one, maybe two courses to play, not Magic Carpet Mini Golf. This place provides three courses ranging in difficulty from easy to hard. Two of the courses are 19-holes, the other is a whopping 28! As you attempt to putt your golf ball into the hole, you will encounter a host of obstacles. You’ll run into the standard obstructions like waterfalls and water traps, bunkers, and disorienting bumps, but that’s only the start of Magic Carpet Mini Golf’s impediments. Moving hindrances also occupy the courses. Skeletons opening and closing their mouths require you to have impeccable timing. Watch out for a spider descending from its web to snatch your ball too. A trip to Magic Carpet isn’t complete without stopping by their arcade. Carve out a little extra time to play a few games before you head back to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. 6925 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511

Break Through Reno

Discover if your team can work as well in a small room full of clues and puzzles as they do at a tournament when you go to Break Through Reno. You have your pick from four perplexing rooms ranging in themes. The Mask is an intense room where you find yourself trapped at a killer’s house, and he isn’t happy that you’re trespassing. As you scramble around figuring out how to escape, he’s planning on taking care of you when the hour is up.

Another room, Betrayal at High Noon, promotes you to a deputy who has made quite a few enemies. Someone has betrayed you and locked you up in your own jail while gangsters run the city. They plan on executing you at high noon. The only way to survive is to break out. Break Through Reno’s other two rooms are equally as fun and puzzling. You can’t make a wrong decision when selecting which room to try. 294 E Moana Ln, Reno, NV 89502

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Places to Eat

Pirates Pizza

Voted the best pizza in Reno by the city’s residents, Pirates Pizza is a popular eatery near the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. No one on your team will leave hungry after a meal at Pirates Pizza. Besides the impressive number of 24 specialty pizzas, you can get dishes like chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, sandwiches, calzones, and pasta. You can even call the shots and build your own pizza with any toppings you want. 180 W Peckham, Reno, NV 89509

Texas Soul BBQ

Get a taste of Texas barbeque all the way in Reno, Nevada at Texas Soul BBQ. Smoking, grilling, and charring all kinds of meats, this restaurant will convince you to take a trip to Texas to eat more of their succulent style of barbeque. Pork ribs, brisket, hot links, fried chicken, and barbeque sandwiches are all available to order. If you enjoy Texas Soul BBQ’s sauces, you can even buy a bottle to take home. 1295 E Moana Ln, Reno, NV 89502

Bam! Dog Righteous Hot Dogs

Expand your culinary knowledge of what a hot dog could be at Bam! Dog Righteous Hot Dogs. A few steps above the standard hot dog with ketchup and mustard, Bam! Dog pays homage to hot dog recipes from all over the country. Chicago style, New York, Texas, Hawaiian, Wisconsin, you name a well-known hot dog style, Bam! Dog cooks it. Fans of chicken wings and tater tots will be treated to some sensational meals as well. 5000 Smithridge Dr, Reno, NV 89502

Lucky Beaver 

If you and your team end up in Reno at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, you’ll have lucked out because you can eat at Lucky Beaver. This spot specializes in American food, all of which your team will love. Meals like steaks, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and even a few breakfast options will please your team when they show up, ravenous after a long day. 3655 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

You and your team will have loads of fun visiting “The Biggest Little City in the World.” You may not be in Las Vegas, but Reno is close enough that you’ll still feel its lively, one of a kind vibe. There’s no clause like Las Vegas swearing you to secrecy about what you did there, so you can go home and tell everyone about the awesome time you had in Reno.