Area Attractions, Restaurants, Bars and Pubs


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Reno Attractions

Shuttle Schedule
SciX will offer a Free Shuttle between the Grand Sierra Resort and the downtown Riverwalk Area during the conference week, Monday - Thursday

Distance Venue Information

2.5 Miles

National Automobile Museum

The National Automobile Museum opened in 1989 and “was reported to have set the standard for auto museums worldwide with its extensive collection and innovative design.” You will see everything from vintage, classic and special interest automobiles, rare and one-of-a-kind wonders, dynamic race cars and one of the finest Horseless Carriage collections in the world.

2.3 Miles

University of Nevada

Walking around campus you’ll see impressive buildings and beautiful scenery, but more than that, you’ll realize there is so much more going on on campus than you realized. Whether you’re a local or coming from a distance, we’ll have some eye-opening things to show you.

4.0 Miles

Fleischmann Planetary and Science Museum

Offering daily digital planetarium shows in the dome theater, field trips and educational outreach in Earth and space science, and observatory viewing at the Redfield Campus of the University. Built in 1963 and originally called the “Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium,” it was the first planetarium in the world to project full-dome movies

3.7 Miles

The Riverwalk District

The Truckee River runs through the center of Reno and lining its banks is an urban renaissance with boutique shops, dining, pubs, outdoor entertainment, and a whitewater park. With parks, public art, the West St. Market, whitewater park, beer crawls and wine walks, Reno’s oldest church, a number of museums and a variety of community events throughout the year, the Riverwalk district is family friendly and has something for everyone.

2.3 Miles

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

A hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, art, math, and the world around us.” The Discovery is designed not just to meet this need, but to raise the bar for fun, family-based learning throughout the Reno-Tahoe community. 

2.4 Miles

Nevada Museum of Art

For almost its entire 80-year history, the Nevada Museum of Art has provided significant arts education programming for the public, school-aged youth, teachers, and artists in northern Nevada. Providing rich cultural programming for the community and region has been a central focus of the Museum’s educational mission, and the Museum seeks to further this important foundation of work.

Reno Restaurants

Distance Name Description Address

0 Miles

Charlie Palmer Steak
The Grand Buffet

For easy access, visit one of the restaurants conveniently located at the conference hotel. At the Grand Sierra Resort

3.2 Miles

Mario's Portofino Ristorante Italiano (Midtown) A special place  where you'll enjoy delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and exquisite wines in quiet surroundings with attentive service and smiling faces.

1505 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 825-7779

2.5 Miles

Wild River Grille (Downtown) An ever-evolving menu built around a constant theme of innovation. Choose from a refreshing selection of classic American favorites, original creations, and fresh specials.

825 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55402
(775) 284-7455

2.5 Mile Great Full Gardens Midtown Features a wholesome menu for breakfast, lunch & dinner, full barista services, beer & wine in a casual full service environment. Caters to both people with specialized dietary needs, such as vegan, gluten-free or Paleo, as well as to the person just looking for great flavor and a menu that is unique and delicious!

555 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 324-2013

5.0 Miles

Wet Hen Café

Providing rustic good food with a French twist. Offering breakfast and lunch.

3979 South McCarran Blvd
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 657-8800

10.5 Miles

Twisted Fork


Focused on providing a comfortable experience with amazing food. Sit back and enjoy the casual atmosphere while chowing down on brilliantly made menu items.

1191 Steamboat Pkwy#1400
Reno NV, 89521
(775) 853-6033


Bars and Pubs

Distance Name Type Address

3.7 Miles

 CEOL Irish Pub Irish Bar 538 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 329-5558







(775) 825-7779