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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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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We happened to stop for a walk on the lake shore. Saw the sign for this site and decided to walk thru. Well worth the visit. Excellent history and beautifully maintained grounds. The homes are preserved with their era artifacts. Loved the kitchen and stoves! Very interesting to see how the elite lived in the early 1800's. Nice walk.

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Marana, Arizona
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183 reviews 183 reviews
48 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Worth checking out if you have the time. Gives a wonderful sense of the early years of vacationing at the Lake.

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Ventura, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We were told this site was a great place to walk and we were very glad we checked it out. It is a lovely place along the south shore where you get a glimpse of how wealthy families enjoyed summers at Tahoe into the early 1900s. Although only a few of the homes/ cottages were open, you can still look... More

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palm beach gardens, fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While the younger members of our party went paragliding we visited the Tellac historical site. It was much more interesting and beautiful than I had expected. The buildings and grounds are wonderfully restored by the national park service and it is a peaceful oasis on the west shore. Check their schedule of featured tours before you visit (we didn't). The... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Biked in and enjoy the scenery. (Trail is easy enough for kids) Beautiful, grand log cabins give you a taste of what it was like to be "monied" back in the early days of Lake Tahoe. You'll enjoy every minute. I can't wait to return.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

kids had a great time looking back 100 years at all of the homes from this time period. For a small fee, we scheduled an old-fashioned cooking class for them where they baked cookies the old fashoned way (schedule a day or more in advance because it fills up). It's a very close walk to an excellent public no-fee beach.... More

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boulder, co
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful and interesting historic site, buildings, homes - fascinating to learn about the Tahoe lifestyle from the 1800-1900s and the people who summer-ed there. Very well kept by the many volunteers - good job! Would definitely return and recommend as a 'must see' for your Tahoe visit! Also free for the most part, but there are a few things you... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was such a fun surprise! Tallac Historic Site is located on the South Lake Tahoe region, and situated among a beautiful pine forest and is near a quiet public beach. It has a museum to visit to learn about "Lucky" and two other large houses from the 1920's to tour. Plus, the grounds have all been renovated, so there... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were riding bikes along the lake and came across this hidden gem. The property features homes and buildings preserved from the original owners at the turn of the century. It was fun to go through the grounds looking at the exhibits. And it all sits just steps away from the beach. You can't miss this if you are in... More

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ANN ARBOR
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a rainy day and could not hike.We were very surprised how ineresting everything was at the site!

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