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This unique building is the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, which was built in 1967 and designed by the architecture firm Bozalis, Dickinson and Roloff. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 for its architecture and the role it played in bringing more cultural events to Reno. Its gold geodesic dome roof, which contains 500 aluminum panels, has been nicknamed the "golden turtle." The theater contains 1,500 seats and hosts a variety of shows. The seating area is sunk deep into the ground, allowing the roof to almost touch the ground outside.


  • The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
  • View of the theater from above
http://www.pioneercenter.com/3_Visitor_Information/Visitor_Information_About.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Center_for_the_Performing_Arts