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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nevada, one of the United States' western provinces, is nicknamed The Silver State due to the enormous deposits of silver discovered and mined there. The Comstock Lode was discovered in 1858, making it the first major silver-mining district in the United States. Nevada entered the union in 1864 during the American Civil War and Reno is its third largest city after Las Vegas and Henderson.

Just 42 kilometres north of Carson City, the capital, Reno is known as The Biggest Little City in the World. It is the gateway to the beautiful Lake Tahoe and is well known for its casinos and relaxed marriage and divorce laws. Prior to the late 1950s, Reno was the gambling capital of the United States, but Las Vegas has well and truly captured that mantle.

A good breakfast is the best way to start a busy day and everyone reckons the family-run Peg's Glorified Ham and Eggs is the place to go. Esquire magazine named it the best breakfast restaurant in the world. They cook countless dozens of eggs every day in every conceivable way, sausages, hash browns, Belgian waffles, bananas sautéed in brown sugar and spice, crisp bacon and gallons of maple syrup. A good walk after breakfast at Gloria's is highly recommended!

Circus Circus Reno has 1500 rooms and suites in three separate towers, each one with views of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains or the downtown cityscape. They have cable television, valet and free parking and complimentary airport shuttles.

There is entertainment to please all ages. There are headliners and special events, cabaret and you're likely to catch acts such as the breathtaking Imperial Acrobats of China, the Flying Vargas trapeze troupe or maybe the Argentinean Rinny Troupe who perform amazing juggling acts.

Adults and children find excitement in the Midway of Fun. It features 28 carnival and 48 redemption games and there are plenty of prizes to be won. Twenty skill cranes reward winners with oversized stuffed animals. Circus Circus has three arcade areas with over 60 games — a very popular place for teenagers.

For those who enjoy a flutter, Circus Circus Reno has over 1200 slots and video poker machines, all the table games and poker. Their Reno Race and Sports Book operates during all major sporting events.

A 90-minute drive will take you to one of the most spectacular places in America. Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake with most of its shoreline in California. Its maximum depth is 501 metres making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon.

It is known for the clarity of its water and panorama of mountains on all sides. It is home to many ski resorts which are hugely popular during winter. The town is in the running to hold the 2018 winter Olympics. It is equally as popular in the warmer months with every imaginable water sport to enjoy.


Nevada in the United States


Circus Circus Reno accommodation starts at $40 a night for one or two people. The circus shows which are performed each day in The Midway are free of charge.

Air New Zealand has flights to Los Angeles. Connections to Reno are available.

Fares from:

  • Sydney $1982
  • Melbourne $2064
  • Brisbane $2074
  • Perth $2266
  • Adelaide $2282

Valid for travel between November 1-December 9, 2008. Conditions apply.

Prices correct at 13.03.2008

For further information

Peg's Glorified Ham and Eggs
420 S Sierra Street
Reno NV 89501-1912
Ph: +1 775 329 2600

Circus Circus Reno 500 N Sierra Street
Reno NV 89503
Ph: +1 775 329 0711

Air New Zealand
Ph: 132 476

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