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Wilbur D. May Center

1595 N Sierra St, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV 89503-1716
+1 775-785-5961
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Another great place for new visitors

Peaceful, awesome exhibits, the arboritum..............what a great place for families, for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dianne K
Loved the eclectic museum

There was so much to see in the museum. I loved the trophy room And learning about Wilber. The... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Jill D
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The Wilbur D. May Center is a year-round destination for people of all ages. It contains a museum, arboretum, and botanical garden - dedicated to preserving the legacy of Wilbur May, a Reno rancher, world traveler, and philanthropist. The museum contains a beautiful permanent collection of rare and exotic artifacts and animals from around the world. The 20+ acre arboretum and botanical garden features beautiful plants, trees, and flowers, along with hidden groves, ponds, waterfalls, and a meditation labyrinth.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1595 N Sierra St, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV 89503-1716
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful, awesome exhibits, the arboritum..............what a great place for families, for a peaceful walk and to sow of Reno to newcomers

Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 29 September 2017

There was so much to see in the museum. I loved the trophy room And learning about Wilber. The arburetem was great too

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 20 September 2017

What is surprise to find this amazing display of the life and travels of Mr. May. Although small all of the displays required being seated at the supplied comfortable benches to view the exhibits. A real treat.

Thank luckyus1949
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had our 11 year old grandson visiting this spring so we added W.D. May Center to our 'to do' list and he loved it...and well, so did we! Beautiful gardens and the Museum is so interesting to all age groups. We especially enjoyed learning...More

Thank tahoegngr
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We love taking out of town visitors. Interesting museum and beautiful botanical gardens. Great for young, old, families, couples, really anyone. Many nice places to sit and rest or just enjoy the wonderful gardens. Great options on a warm summer day.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We have had 3-4 visits to the Wilbur D. May Center, located on the north side of Reno. It consists of several acres of botanical beauty with informative signs regarding the type of vegetation you are viewing. Has several nice sitting areas throughout the park....More

1  Thank GMosby
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The non-pretentious building has a wealth of western Americana and art objects from around the world within its walls. There was a lovely fiber art exhibit when I visited. There is a large collection of stuffed animals and heads mounted on walls in two display...More

Thank Nels C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This place is NOT for couples who want to enjoy adult company as there are too many children running around and it is they are not as well behaved as they should be.

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We went not expecting a whole lot but were very impressed with the amount to see and how well everything is displayed. There are little things that are easy to over look or miss like the monkey way up high. This would be super fun...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We came across this gem while attending the balloon festival. Definitely worth spending 2 hours here to enjoy the museum and gardens.

Thank CurlyQs
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David D
21 March 2017|
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Response from Samantha S | Property representative |
Hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 10am - 4pm and Sunday from noon - 4pm.
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