Monster Jam

Monster Jam, A Mom’s Review

Let’s talk Monster Jam – not just about the deafening engines and flips, but the experience through a mom’s lens. I’m sharing everything you need to know for your family before heading to experience Monster Jam yourself!

Thank you to Monster Jam for hosting us. As always all opinions are honest and our own. Read our disclosure.


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Monster Jam

Monster Jam is going on now and we are sharing everything you need to know!

Location

 Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center

Date

Saturday, Jan 20 at 1:00pm and 7pm and Sunday, Jan 21 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

Cost

Tickets start at $20 and go up to $84. Children ages 2 and up require a ticket.

Purchase tickets: ready to purchase? Purchase your tickets here.

Parking

Parking is available on site for $10

Know Before You Go

Here is a quick run down of things to know before you go!

  •  It is loud! You definitely want noise cancelling headphones for kids and ear plugs for adults 
  • VOTE! The audience is the judge. Go to judgeszone.com and enter the code for your event! 
  • Concession stand & souvenirs available
  • No outside food or drinks allowed 
  • Unless your seating is standing general admission, we suggested not bringing a stroller. baby wear young kids if possible.
  • The event is approximately 2 – 2 1/2 hours. Not including the pit pass event. 
  • It can be dusty as the trucks perform on dirt. 
  • All fans age 2 and older are required to have a ticket.
  • It can get chilly, bring a sweatshirt or jacket to wear.

Pros

Jaw-dropping entertainment

Let’s be honest, those trucks are monsters. Seeing them launch through the air, crush cars like soda cans, and do donuts in dirt is simply awe-inspiring. My inner child was squealing with delight!

Family-friendly atmosphere

 The whole event was geared towards families. From the pre-show meet-and-greets with drivers to the interactive games and activities, there was something for everyone to enjoy. My kids were glued to their seats, cheering their hearts out.

Unexpected learning

Okay, this one surprised me. Monster Jam wasn’t just about loud engines and mud spraying. The announcer did a great job of explaining the competition format, the different tricks, and even the engineering behind the trucks. My little gearheads were soaking it all in!

Cons

The price tag

Tickets are not cheap, especially for a family outing. Add in snacks, souvenirs, and parking, and it can become a hefty expense. My advice? Eat before you go, purchase some monster truck gear beforehand from target or Amazon!

The ear-splitting decibels

Bring earplugs for yourself and your little ones! Those engines are LOUD. 

The long lines

Be prepared for some waiting, especially at concessions and restrooms. Pack your patience and maybe a few fun games to keep the kids occupied.

Overall Verdict

Monster Jam is a wild ride, literally and figuratively. It’s not for everyone, but for adventurous families looking for a unique and exciting experience, it’s definitely worth a try. If your kids like monster trucks then it is a must at least once! Just remember, earplugs are essential and snacks are key!

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!

Candice is a new mom to a little boy born in April of 2022. She moved from Los Angeles to Gardnerville in the summer of 2019 and loves exploring everything Northern Nevada has to offer. Candice has run 2 marathons, enjoys hiking and backpacking with her family and their two dogs, and loves heading out to watch a good movie for date night.