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Wilbur D. May Center, Reno

4.5
#4 of 15 in Parks in Reno
The Wilbur D. May Center is a year-round destination for people of all ages!

The May Museum highlights the adventurous life of Wilbur May. The permanent collection features artifacts and animals from around the world. See antique firearms, American Western art, African tribal masks, Japanese swords, and more!

The May Arboretum and Botanical Garden features thousands of flowers and trees from around the world, along with rock gardens, waterfalls, gazebos, wetlands, and ponds. Keep your eyes open for the many resident squirrels, rabbits, and birds. Self-guided tour maps are available, and horticulturists are around to answer questions!

Don't leave without visiting the May Center gift shop, which offers a curated selection of fair-trade import items from around the world, books, kids toys, and more.
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  • This is a hidden gem. A great [lace to tour with your family and friends. They have so many different thing here for all to experience. I will keep going back to see what has been added  more »
  • The May arboretum is a lovely, peaceful spot. There is even a labyrinth to walk. They have events from time to time, such as the lavender festival where different types of lavender can be purchased an...  more »
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  • What an amazing arboretum! Expansive grounds, great species, beautifully cultivated collections, whether you're a plant geek or just enjoy a beautiful walk, this is THE place to go in Northern Nevada for a walk among the trees. The staff also loves working with educational groups, so consider this for a cool science field trip, too!
  • This is a hidden gem in Reno! The old buildings are preserved. There's a beautiful arboretum, and a fabulous museum which contains Wilbur May's collection of wonderful items he collected in his travels around the world. The citizens of Reno bought this Old Ranch and have converted it into a lovely Oasis.

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