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Tallac Historic Site

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Address: State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 530 541 5227
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Description: Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy...
Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
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This is definitely worth a stop to visit when in Lake Tahoe. The history of the families that built and lived there include old money and the high society. It offers gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth a stop to visit when in Lake Tahoe. The history of the families that built and lived there include old money and the high society. It offers gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe. The house gardens are beautiful too. You can spend as little as 45 minutes or hours. There is beach access too. The beach was... More 

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Brentwood, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome free activity especially for those of us with young children. There is a National Park little gift shop were you can buy books about the Tahoe history. I appreciate the architecture of the old, log building where the gift store is located. When we last visited Tallac we were able to watch a man working as... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have gone to Tallac many times over the years and we still love it. To ramble through the turn of the century homes is a real treat. But, you want to take the time to read all the little postings on the various houses to really get a feel for the times. If you are lucky, the blacksmith shop... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There are several places to rent bikes near the Tallac attractions. We recommend Anderson's, because the clerks are so very helpful and friendly. Then bike on level, excellent bike paths around Tallac and the nearby lake beaches. (You may want to take a lunch and eat in the shadow of the pines bordering the lake.) There are several interesting places... More 

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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As a historical site, a visitor gets to know how the affluent spent their time on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The buildings and grounds are well-kept and there is no admission fee.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is definitely an interesting stop to see how the area around Lake Tahoe began to develop. It is a self-guided tour of the homes and grounds of three pioneering (wealthy) families. Great artifacts and interesting stories. The grounds are spread out so it makes for a nice leisurely stroll through an historic setting. There is also a beach area... More 

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Pleasanton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful setting with historic homes from the 1930's including a square Steinway piano from 1873! Nice views of the lake and surrounding mountains!

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had a great time visiting this location and learning about the area. I highly recommend the family check out this location while visiting South Tahoe.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The docents are very knowledgeable and friendly. There is a picnic area overlooking a lake beach and bringing a picnic lunch is an excellent idea as I don't remember seeing a cafe nearby. Rainbow hike is near after you finish here and the two combined make for a fun outing.

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Northern Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The best part was the free beach, especially since almost everywhere else was private or charged. The historic site was also cool and the kids liked hearing what all the different people's roles at the mansion were (nanny, gardner, butler, etc). The only thing they charged for was one of the mansion tours.

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Address: Address: State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 530 541 5227
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe

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