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Cattle Drive Arrives at High Noon

See the herd hit town, Thursday, June 14th, High Noon…ish, Corner of Oddie and Sutro! Best viewing place, anywhere along Wedekind between McCarran and Sutro.
Another place to view the cattle drive is at the intersection of Clear Acre and N. McCarran between 11:00 a.m. and 12 Noon

Cattle Drive chuck wagons come down Clear Acre. Then on Scottsdale to the hill where they meet up with the horses on El Rancho and McCarran.They cross over McCarrran down El Rancho to Wedekind on to Sutro and in to the Livestock Events Center.

Cattle Drive
The Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive is a five-day event. Over 300 rodeo steers are driven from north of Reno, near the California state line, to the rodeo grounds in downtown Reno. During the five days, a record 65 guests will travel 100 miles through Northern Nevada terrain and will traverse 2,300 acres. There are eight, 1800’s style wagons traveling alongside the herd to carry the guests’ luggage and supplies. During the Drive, the chuckwagon crew will serve over 750 pounds of meat, 100 gallons of strong, cowboy coffee and 50 dozen eggs. This year, 45 guests will join the crew of 35 volunteers for the Drive. Guests pay over $1600 plus travel costs and reserve their place on the drive up to 2 years in advance. Over the past 15 years, guests have joined us from Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and oh yes, New York!

Reno Rodeo (June 14 – 23)
Tickets are available at or call Tickets West 1-800-325-7328. Tickets range in price from $12 – $25 based on seating and performance date.

The Perfect Solar Eclipse in Reno Tahoe, May 20

On Sunday May 20th, 2012, a solar eclipse will sweep across East Asia, over the northern Pacific Ocean, and then into the southwestern United States.

Reno and Albuquerque are the only major cities along the shadow’s narrow path – the center of the path sweeps directly through the south shore of Pyramid Lake. Yes, that’s right, one of the best places in the world to view this astronomical event will be right in our backyard!


In Reno, a free solar eclipse viewing will be offered at UNR:

When: Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. (maximum eclipse, 6:28-6:33 p.m.)

Where: MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, 18600 Wedge Parkway in southwest Reno

Out-of-town visitors: The Silver Legacy Resort Casino is offering discount rates for eclipse visitors! Visit this Visitors page for more information.

As you get starry-eyed over this opportunity of a lifetime, don’t forget how dangerous looking directly into the sun can be! For maximum protection, the Planetarium will provide solar viewers for sale in the Science Store. For safe viewing tips, and how to build your own safe-viewing devices, see these resources.