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Reno is one of the largest cities in Nevada, with a population of over
220,000. The city is located 38 miles northeast of Lake Tahoe, on
the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevadas. At an elevation of about
4,500 feet, Reno's high desert location boasts over 300 days of sunshine
each year, making it ideal for outdoor pursuits. Reno-Tahoe
International Airport is a major hub for visitors to the region.
Alpine and cross-country skiing as well as biking, hiking, kayaking,
hunting, and a host of other outdoor activities draw adventure seekers
year-round. Visitors looking for relaxation and luxury head for the
casinos and championship golf courses, one of which hosts the annual
Legends Reno-Tahoe Open PGA Golf Tournament. Like Las Vegas, Reno is
famous for its world-class casinos; Harrah's was founded here. Local
landmarks include Virginia City, home of the famous Comstock Lode, and
such diverse museums as the National Automobile Museum, the Nevada Museum
of Art, and the National Bowling Museum.
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