Reno, Nevada, the seat of Washoe County. It is near the California border, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. The Truckee River flows through the city. Recreational activities (especially skiing and golfing) in the nearby area and legalized gambling make the city a major resort.
The city is a trade center for an area devoted to mining, farming, and stock raising, and produces packaged meat, flour, and building materials. Major attractions include the Fleischmann Planetarium, which is on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno; the National Bowling Stadium; and the National Automobile Museum. Annual events include the Nevada State Fair and the National Championship Air Races. The city was settled in 1859.