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Vikingsholm

Address: Hwy 89 at Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 530-541-3030
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.
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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great amazing view. If you like nature and beautiful scenery this is a place to go and admire. UIn the distance you can see 2 waterfalls going into Emerald Bay, tall giant mountains filled with snow and of course Emerald Bay. Beautiful spot for pictures

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Awesome place, rich in history and beautiful views! Romantic, quiet, tranquil just absolutely stunning And one if a kind. Very long hike down though 😆

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Rohnert Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice tour and interesting, but short, they gave a short spill about the it and then just let you roam around.

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phoenix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

View, history, water, death of proprietor, etc. View, history, water, death of proprietor, etc. View, history, water, death of proprietor, etc. View, history, water, death of proprietor, etc.

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San Diego, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The walk down to the castle was beautiful as it is when you get to the bottom. Because it is the off season the castle wasn't open, but still plenty to see. The hike back up was a little rough :).

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Selma, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This hike down to the lake has great views and the historic site really gives a feel for what life was like in the early days of Lake Tahoe. The hike out is all up hill and if it is warm, take your time and bring water.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I loved the crystal blue lake and the small hike to get you there. Lunch on the beach while you watch the boats go by, breath taking !

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Sunnyvale, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Even if you aren't into history, there is a lot to see and do around the property. The only problem with this hike it is what we call in our family a sucker hike, meaning that you walk down first and have to walk uphill on the way back at the end of the day. I think it is only... More 

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Richmond, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

View of Emerald Bay. Great hike down to beach, difficult hike up. The Scandinavian architecture of the Knight summer home was wonderful and the island with the teahouse was like a fairytale.The ferryboat was beautiful as it passed around the island.

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American Canyon, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Emerald bay and the Vikings home where very cool with some nice views and a lot to look at the only down fall was walking back it was up hill and my husband got winded and had a difficult time.

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