Just west of downtown and nestled along the Truckee River is the hidden gem that is Dickerson Road in Reno, NV. This quiet little drive hosts some of the raddest locally-owned businesses in the area and is home to one of Reno’s emerging arts and culture districts.
Meet the Businesses That Call Dickerson Road Home
The Elm Estate
The unexpectedly elegant Elm Estate is an event space and venue on historic farmland right next to the Truckee River. The completely renovated 1880s farmhouse on the property creates a spellbinding backdrop for weddings, company retreats, or any other event you can dream up. The venue offers custom event planning, a guest house with a state-of-the-art kitchen, a wrap-around deck for hosting, a 300-person capacity event space, four bars, catering bays, a billiards room, and more.
Biggest Little Fashion Truck
Reno’s Biggest Little Fashion Truck is a family-owned and operated boutique on wheels that offers closet consultations, personal styling, private shopping events, and more! Although this mobile one-stop-shop for all your clothing and accessory needs is constantly appearing at pop-up events all around town, you can swing by their store location on Dickerson Road to check out the latest trends.
Reno Art Works
Reno Art Works is an organization devoted to providing gallery, classroom, and professional working space to artists of all mediums and styles. Resident artists can use the space to host classes, display works of art, and access amenities such as wifi and other utilities. Follow them on social media to find out when their next event is!
Sierra Water Gardens
Sierra Water Gardens’ indoor warehouse space specializes in succulents, air plants, indoor plants, and unique home goods. Stop by and check out their terrarium building station to customize your own succulent habitat or browse their exceptional gifts for someone special. They also have a stunning outdoor space available for private events!
The Wedge Ceramics Studio
The Wedge was established in 2011, and is the sister store to Sierra Water Gardens. They offer art shows, workshops, and ceramics classes for every level of learner. You’ll wheely enjoy the four-week beginner course, as well as options for glazing, hand-building, image transferring, and more.
Travel Nevada Pro Tip: several local ceramic artists make pots and sell them at Sierra Water Gardens — that’s a local business two-for-one!
C’mon, be a Stranger – you’ll enjoy summer pool season and wintry hot spring dips even more when you’re rockin’ a gorgeous swimsuit made from biodegradable, organic fabric using an eco-friendly process. Stop by Strange Bikinis’ physical storefront and check out the latest swimsuit collection, apparel, and accessories.
This little hidden gem is a must if you love breakfast. Try their eggs benedict with fresh homemade hollandaise sauce or their delicious waffles and pancakes – they won’t disappoint.
Oxbow Nature Study Area
Oxbow Nature Study Area is a one-mile nature trail that loops through and past cottonwoods, willows, and grasslands along the Truckee River. This 22-acre urban nature center is home to several species, including the black-crowned night herons, red-shouldered hawks, mule deer, beavers, rainbow trout, and more, and is a great place to observe wildlife year-round.
Looking for specific store hours info? Be sure to get in contact with the individual business you plan to visit for the most current hours.