John Ascuaga’s Nugget’s twin hotel towers illuminate the Reno-Sparks skyline with 1,600 rooms, nine restaurants, 110,000 square feet of convention space, full-service concierge, covered and valet parking, salon/spa, indoor/outdoor atrium pool, 1,288 slot machines, Bingo, live poker, table games, tournaments and attentive staff representing 32 languages.
One of the largest natural lakes in Nevada is also among its most incredible, with a fascinating history to boot. Pyramid Lake stretches 125,000 acres and is the largest remnant of the ancient Lake Lahontan, an enormous inland sea that once covered most of the Silver State. The intriguing desert lake is a component of the National Scenic Byways Program, and the only byway in the country that is entirely within a tribal reservation.
Pyramid Lake’s sparkling waters and tufa formations stand out like gem in Nevada’s desert landscape. Allow the state’s third National Scenic Byway to introduce you to it. SR 445 (Pyramid Way), which runs north from the city of Sparks, takes you along the ancient lake’s west shore. The first nationally designated scenic byway entirely within a tribal reservation, the road trip offers views of Pyramid Lake’s natural tufa rock formations – a pyramid-shaped rock juts out of the water and is the lake’s namesake.
Calling All Rib Lovers!
If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to attend America's BEST rib competition. The 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by John Ascuaga’s Nugget, will transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair. Come out and enjoy ribs from 24 of the best cookers from across the nation! As always, parking, admission and live entertainment is free.
Northern Nevada's largest family amusement park features a seasonal outdoor waterpark, miniature golf courses, large arcade and redemption area, go-kart raceway and bowling.