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Tallac Historic Site

State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
530 541 5227
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Would have like to see the inside, but apparently after September a lot of things close down. Pretty from the outside though and was able to read the history of the buildings on plaques outside

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A nostalgic tour of these historic estates takes you back a 100 years. Makes you wonder how they vacationed without our modern conveniences?

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to the Historic site and were really impressed with the site that Mr Baldwin picked along Lake Tahoe. He was obviously very rich like the Hearst's, Rockefeller's, and the Huntington's. He had refrigeration at the turn of the century and lived a comfortable but not an obvious lavish lifestyle. The tour we took told us about how he... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The history was great, the grounds amazing! Wish we would have had more time to explore. And wish The Pope House would have been open for tours.

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carlsbad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Going back in time to 1920. We had a tour by James who was knowledgeable and taught us how life was in in that time. There are restored homes and several servants buildings displayed with time period furniture, clothing, personal items of servants who worked for the wealthy families of the estates.Can't wait to go back to the Great Gatsby... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here in late September. They were getting ready to close for the season. You could visit the museum (free) and walkmaround the three differenf estates, but the Polk house was already closed for the season.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This visit turned out to be very educational and fun. We spent lots of time here, leaving just before closing, to make sure we saw everything, but at a nice slow pace. The entire place was like going back in tine in a most spectacular setting. It was free, too. Glad we had time to bvisit here as it was... More

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Elk Grove, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Take a bike ride and tour the wonderful experience of seeing the rustic buildings and log cabins and a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.

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Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love to look back in time at the way people lived before the age of electronics. Everything about this site was great except the fact that the tours were done for the year. Closed my eyes & imagined summering on the lake while my servants did all the work.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were recommended to visit by a staff member at Vikingsholme and it was well worth it. Parking and entry were free (some of the house tours may incur a charge but we did not partake). The buildings on site are well labelled and it is a very pleasant walk near to the shore's edge.

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