15 Best Things To Do In Sparks, NV

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Clare
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Sparks, Nevada is a suburb located next to Reno, Nevada, and is an excellent place to go visit and explore while in the area. There are various activities you can do that are outdoors, enjoying the sun and water in the summer, and museums and indoor attractions in the cooler months. From enjoying outdoor activities to testing your luck at a casino, there are plenty of fun things to do in Sparks, NV for everyone. Planning a trip here with your whole family or with your group of friends? Don’t forget to book an Airbnb vacation rental first and then check out this list to find out more about this amazing city at the outskirts of Reno.

1. Sparks Marina Park

If you want to have some fun out on the water and in the great outdoors, head over to the Sparks Marina Park. Whether you want to simply relax on one of the many beaches that overlook the lake, or have some fun on the water, this is a great place to go for any age. Take a boat out for a spin, go kayaking, or if you have your divers license, go scuba diving! No matter what type of traveler you are, this should definitely be on your list of what to do in Sparks, Nevada.

Sparks Marina Park

Address: 300 Howard Drive, Sparks, NV 89434

Website: Sparks Marina Park

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2. Wild Island Family Adventure Park

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Because of Nevada’s climate, it can get hot in a city like Sparks! If you are looking to cool off, head over the Wild Island Family Adventure Park! This park has so much to offer, whether you are looking to slip and slide at a water park or take a spin go karting. No matter what age, this is an excellent location for a day filled with fun, and is family oriented if you want to head over while on a family vacation. Just don’t forget your bathing suit!

Wild Island Family Adventure Park

Address: 250 Wild Island Court, Sparks, NV 89434

Website: Wild Island Family Adventure Park

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3. Rail City Casino

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It would not be Nevada without the mentioning of at least one casino. Test your luck at the Rail City Casino with all of the slots, and billiards you can imagine. The Rail City Casino also has a restaurant where you can eat before or after you gamble some of your money! Win or lose, you will have an enjoyable time at the Rail City Casino.

Rail City Casino

Address: 2121 Victorian Ave, Sparks, NV 89431-4130

Website: Rail City Casino

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4. Sparks Heritage Museum

Sparks Museum, Sparks, Nevada (6320840650)
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Nevada has such a rich history and has the foundation of the Midwest in the United States. Stop by the Sparks Heritage Museum to learn more about the beginnings of this town and the history of the state of Nevada. Learn something new about the city you are visiting and take a look at priceless artifacts throughout the eras of history.

Sparks Heritage Museum

Address: 814 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431

Website: Sparks Heritage Museum

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5. Stop by the Outlets

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Obviously while on vacation, you should make some time to shop! Check out the Outlets at Legend Sparks to see affordable prices on big name brands, and have some fun getting a whole new wardrobe while in Nevada. From Forever 21 to Nike, these outlets have a store for everyone in the family.

Outlets at Sparks

Address: 1310 Scheels Dr # C-172, Sparks, NV 89434-4409

Website: Outlets at Sparks

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6. Play some golf

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If you have a golfer in the family, Sparks is an excellent place to go! Sparks has multiple golf courses, and you can try them all if you so choose! Try the Red Hawk Golf and Resort for a round of nine or eighteen, with a course that has beautiful views of Sparks and a well kept course. This course will have any golf novice looking like a pro!

Red Hawk Golf and Resort

Address: 6600 N Wingfield Pkwy, Sparks, NV 89436-8605

Website: Red Hawk Golf Course

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7. Stop by a brewery

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If you are over the age of 21 and appreciate the fine art of beer making, the city of Sparks is an excellent place to visit. Stop by the Revision Brewing Company to taste their beers in their taproom and learn more about their process of making their own beer. Or, stop by the Seven Troughs Distilling Company to learn about the Nevada tradition of distilling whiskey. Make sure you drink responsibly!

Revision Brewing Company

Address: 380 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431

Website: Revision Brewing Company

Seven Troughs Distilling Co.

Address: 1155 Watson Way #5, Sparks, NV 89431

Website: Seven Troughs Distilling Co.

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8. Golden Eagle Regional Park

If you are interested in sports, the Golden Eagle Regional Park is an excellent place to visit. Whether you are playing a game yourself or you head over to watch a game, there is always something to do here. Watch a few innings of baseball or softball or a game of lacrosse and football. No matter what season, there is always something happening at this great sports complex in Sparks, Nevada.

Golden Eagle Regional Park

Address: 6400 Vista Blvd., Sparks, NV

Website: Golden Eagle Regional Park

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9. Baldini's Sports Casino and Restaurant

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Another great casino and restaurant in Sparks, Nevada is Baldini’s Sports Casino and Restaurant. Grab a bite to eat before hitting the slot machines or the video poker games to test your luck. Each day of the week has something new and exciting going on at this great spot in Sparks!

Baldini's Sports Casino and Restaurant

Address: 865 S Rock Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431

Website: Baldini’s Sports Casino and Restaurant

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10. The Human Bean of Reno

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For one of the best coffees in town, check out The Human Bean of Reno. This popular coffee joint along Holman Way in Sparks offers tasty hot and cold beverages made from the highest quality ingredients. Aside from their delectable products, they also sell other merchandise including cups, mugs, flasks, tumblers, and apparel. Enjoy delicious coffee on the go at The Human Bean of Reno in Sparks!

The Human Bean of Reno

Address: 800 Holman Way, Sparks, NV

Website: The Human Bean of Reno

Opening hours: 5am - 9pm (daily)

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11. Galaxy Theatres Legends IMAX

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Posted by Galaxy Theatres Legends IMAX, Sparks on Monday, October 30, 2017

Screening the latest films in IMAX format, Galaxy Theatres Legends offers an immersive movie experience as this amazing format displays the highest quality available for both imagery and sound on a much larger screen. Galaxy Theatres also ensures the best overall customer experience by making sure the facility is kept comfortable and clean, while personnel are highly trained to provide the best service. Enjoy a movie in an unparalleled audio-visual clarity at Galaxy Theatres Legends IMAX!

Galaxy Theatres Legends IMAX

Address: 1170 Scheels Drive, Sparks, NV 89434

Website: Galaxy Theatres Legends IMAX

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Attractions near Sparks, Nevada

12. Sierra Bay Aqua Driving Range

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Practice your swing in style at Sierra Bay Aqua Driving Range! Located in Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, this driving range is by a man-made body of water that features eight floating island greens of different distances and difficulty. This means that you can rate and, of course, practice your swing’s accuracy.

The facility has a shop that sells or rents out golf clubs if ever you don’t have your own clubs with you. There’s also a snack bar for food and refreshments.

Sierra Bay Aqua Driving Range

Address: 2500 E 2nd St #18, Reno, NV 89595

Website: Sierra Bay Aqua Driving Range

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sun: 10am - 12am 10am–10pm

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13. Ultimate Rush at Grand Adventure Land

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Thrill-seekers will surely enjoy Ultimate Rush at Grand Adventure Land that’s located at the northwest corner of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Adrenaline junkies will surely want to check out Ultimate Rush - an exciting ride where you’re going to be strapped into a swing, pulled 180-feet in the air, and then released to send you swinging down at full speed!

The amusement park also features three go-kart courses with varying difficulties. Beginners and experts can both have fun testing their driving skills through the twist and turns on these tracks. Moreover, there’s a mini-golf course if you want to spend a fun time with your kids as you practice your putt.

Ultimate Rush at Grand Adventure Land

Address: 2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89502

Website: Ultimate Rush at Grand Adventure Land

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14. Fun Quest

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If your kids are getting bored, why not take them to Fun Quest in Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. This family-friendly place is filled to the brim with fun games and attractions to keep them entertained, including over 125 arcade games and fun rides, laser tag, and bumper cars! You can even celebrate your child’s birthday here as they offer party packages.

Fun Quest

Address: 2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595

Website: Fun Quest

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10am - 12am; Sun - Thu: 10am - 10pm

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15. GSR Bowling Center

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Another family-friendly attraction in Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is this bowling center. Perfect for large groups, this bowling alley features 50 lanes - with 6 lanes that can be turned into HyperBowling (a pinball-style bowling game) to make the game more fun and exciting.

On weekend nights, the center turns into a cosmic version of the game as the whole place starts to glow with dancing LED lights, neon-colored balls, and multi-colored lanes illuminating the darkened room. There are also some pool tables and shuffleboards available if ever bowling is not your thing.

GSR Bowling Center

Address: 2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595

Website: GSR Bowling Center

Opening hours: 10am - 1am (daily)

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Spark some memories in Sparks!

Victorian Square, Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks is an excellent place to visit while in the Reno area. Slip and slide in a waterpark, relax by the beach, hit a round of golf, taste the local beers, or test your luck at the slots. Sparks, Nevada in the United States has something for every member of the family, and is a great destination for experiencing the Midwest of the US. Start planning your trip now!

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Clare Fitzgerald is a recent graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and an honors Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She continues to pursue...Read more

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