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Reno-Tahoe: America's Adventure Place.

Reno-Tahoe offers convention and meeting planners an unlimited selection of local attractions, day-trip excursions, and special events with one-of-a-kind meeting venues and facilities unique to the destination--not to mention more than 20,000 hotel rooms in close proximity, bountiful dining and entertainment options, unlimited outdoor recreation, plus 24-hour casino action. The ideal combination for any type of visit.

Summertime offers attendees customized golf tournaments, catered mountain picnic lunch, a group hike, Reno's new Truckee River Whitewater Kayak Park or either of Lake Tahoe's two authentic paddle wheelers for a customized off-site meeting on the water. During the winter, guests can ski or board at any of the 18 ski and seven cross-country resorts or explore the regions vast snow covered terrain by snowmobile, dog sled, snowshoe, or an array of recreational adventures. Whatever the season, Reno-Tahoe offers endless possibilities for groups on the go.

Reno features the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with 500,000 square feet of fully adaptable exposition and meeting space and the 116,000-square-foot Reno Downtown Events Center, scheduled for completion in January 2005, which is part of a $65 million two-phased project to develop a special events and convention and meeting venue in the heart of downtown Reno. The new facility includes 25,650 square feet of dedicated meeting space plus retracted, telescopic stadium seating that can be used for concerts, sporting events, large dinners, or small conventions and trade shows. The center also features 56,000 square feet of ground floor exhibits and 25 breakout meeting rooms. Total seating capacity is 7,500. For more information, visit www.visitrenotahoe.com/facilities/event_center.

Other meeting sites in Reno:

* The National Bowling Stadium, which is considered the only facility of its kind in the world, features 78 championship lanes, advanced pin setting, 30 mile-per-hour ball return, the world's longest video screen, stadium seating for 800 people, and a 172-seat 70mm giant-screen IWERKS theater, making the stadium an ideal location for off-site meetings, receptions, or a customized bowling tournament.

* The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, home of the world-famous Reno Rodeo, is a versatile venue ideal for smaller shows, concerts, and event receptions with 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, a climate-controlled indoor arena to accommodate 6,200 guests, and a lighted outdoor arena that seats 9,000.

* The National Automobile Museum sets a unique meeting scene displaying more than 220 vintage automobiles and a presentation theater--perfect for receptions or special events for groups up to 1,200.

* The new Nevada Museum of Art, a four-level, 60,000-square-foot landmark building designed by internationally renowned architect Will Bruder, accommodates groups from 30 to 500 people in a truly unique setting. The museum offers a main gallery, a Grand Hall that can be adapted for many uses, a rooftop perfect for group gatherings, an indoor/outdoor cafe, and a 185-seat theater with sophisticated audio and video presentation capabilities.

Incline Village/Crystal Bay

Nestled along Lake Tahoe's north shore only 40 minutes from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport, is a place where planners will find first-class hotel rooms and condominiums and unbeatable lake view settings in addition to unique meeting sites, including Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Stage, a stunning theatrical setting located on the beach at Sand Harbor State Park, featuring a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, a 68-foot by 35-foot stage area, and space for up to 1,000 people; Thunderbird Lodge, a historic multistructure Lake Tahoe shoreline estate built in the late 1930s punctuated by sandy coves, a 50-foot waterfall, and 5,400 square feet of meeting space in six distinctive rooms, including a 400-square-foot outdoor patio with unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe fit for groups up to approximately 300 people; and the Ponderosa Ranch, home of television's "Bonanza," which accommodates up to 2,000 people for an authentic Western-style experience with unique activities, including a hayride breakfast tour, horseback riding, or even a staged gunfight. For more information about Incline Village/Crystal Bay facilities, visit www.gotahoe.com.

Historic Virginia City and the state's capitol city, Carson City, are also two unique meeting destinations located just a short drive from Reno-Tahoe that incorporate sightseeing tours, museums, and rich Nevada history into meeting itineraries.

For a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for meeting facilities in Reno-Tahoe, America's Adventure Place, visit www.visitrenotahoe.com/conventions where visitors can book an event, review available meeting facilities, make online requests for proposals, and download pertinent industry information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact

Phone: 800-443-1482

E-mail: conventions@rscva.com

Web site: www.visitrenotahoe.com/conventions
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