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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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A variety of collections--interesting

I really enjoyed seeing Mr. May's collections of glass, taxidermy animals from his travels in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon G
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Santa Ana, California
Wilbur may museum n park

Wilbur May museum is definitely worth a visit while in Reno - although I visited in November - I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
436judithb
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Auburn, California
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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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1595 N Sierra St, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV 89503-1716
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed seeing Mr. May's collections of glass, taxidermy animals from his travels in Africa, S. America, etc., weapons, etc. He was from the May Co. family. The gift shop is great, and sells things from the places in the world that he visited....More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wilbur May museum is definitely worth a visit while in Reno - although I visited in November - I reckon the best time of year to visit would b in the spring n early summer - the grounds should b quite colorful then. The gift...More

Thank 436judithb
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 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

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Reviewed 11 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
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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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