Owned and operated by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, the Great Basin Adventure is part of the Wilbur D. May Center. The facility is dedicated to the memory of a local Nevada rancher, businessman, and philanthropist, whose life was committed to family, children, and education.
Among the many attractions at this small theme park are gold panning activities and a petting zoo. There are log flume and pony rides for $2 per person, nature trails for viewing plants and flowers, a waterfall, fish ponds, and dinosaur statues to climb on. The picnic areas have barbecue grills, and there is a museum gift shop for purchasing sundries and souvenirs.
Operating hours at the Great Basin Adventure are from 10am to 5pm daily, except Mondays, from May through September only. Admission costs $5 for adults or $3.50 for seniors and children aged 3~12 years. For parties and events, the Birthday Pavilion and GBA Amphitheater may be rented for the day with fees of $35 and $65, respectively.
The Great Basin Adventure is located at the Wilbur D. May Center in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park across from UNR. The address is 1595 North Sierra Street, Reno, Nevada 89503-1716. A museum and an arboretum are also on the property, open year round.