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Exhibits to Visit: November

A monthly roundup of museum events, exhibits and deals you won’t want to pass by!

National_Automobile_MuseumNational Automobile Museum

A superstar has returned to the National Automobile Museum: genius Buckminster Fuller’s famed 1934 Dymaxion. Newly restored in the U.K., this car was so far ahead of its time, it’s scary! (And ours is the only one left in the world!)

Wilbur D. May Museum

From the clay pottery in the parlor to your son’s growing rock collection, you’re slowly amassing a collection worthy of any natural history museum. Save 50% on tickets if you buy before 11/8 with this Living Social Deal!

213Nevada Museum of Art

Always a worthwhile stop, this sleek museum is even more so between now and February 10. Check out, “The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs,” an exclusive trip down memory lane, featuring restored examples of Nevada’s bright (neon) past.

The Discovery

Cocktail chemistry meets culinary creativity at Chemistry of the Cocktail, November 17! Hands-on mixology demonstrations pair with delicious fare from local favorites. Add to that, clever art projects, a feverish raffle and an exciting live auction and you’ve got a recipe for an exciting evening. All to benefit Reno’s favorite hands-on place for children and their families.

By water or land, history is alive in Lake Tahoe

tbirdlodgeaerialA new kayak tour is bringing Tahoe’s rich history and boundless recreational opportunities together on the North Shore.

Tahoe Adventure Company introduced a kayak tour that has groups launching at Sand Harbor State Park (in Incline Village), with a stop at Thunderbird Lodge, to enjoy a walking tour of the 1930s estate and learn the story of George Whittell, the eccentric man who built it, followed by a fantastic deli spread lunch on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

If you’d rather hoof it, try the Tahoe City guided walking tour put on by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. Participants start at the Gatekeeper’s Museum and make their way to Watson Cabin, which turns 100 this year.

History is king on the West Shore as well. Head down the 1-mile, steep trail to visit Lake Tahoe’s only castle. Vikingsholm offers a sandy beach perfect for a picnic and a quick dip in the region’s clear blue waters. Tours are available. Also on the West Shore is the 1903 Ehrman Mansion, the opulent summer home of a San Francisco businessman.

For event details, along with deals on lodging, activities and entertainment, click to www.GoTahoeNorth.com.