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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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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This historic site was beautifully maintained and very educational. The grounds are expansive...you could spend half a day here. Very nice!

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Leander, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent two hours here and enjoyed every minute! There are three homes on the property and numerous cottages for guests and service staff. The grounds are beautiful and the lake views are stunning! The Pope home is by tour only (we passed) and the Vallhala is for events only (65 weddings between April and September), so no tours available... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

History, beauty, serenity, fascinating exhibits, interpretive presentations, good museum, great little gift store. It's not to be missed.

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Toledo, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We did the servents tour on Wednesday and it was so much fun that we decided to go back on Friday and do the Pope house tour. While the adults did the Pope house tour the kids did the Kitchen Kids tour. They back homemade cookies and got to bring them home, also while your on the tour you go... More

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Brea, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Restored historic homes, great nature area at Taylor Creek, great old style cabins nearby. Worth a day trip. Take a tour of the Pope house, a real introduction to how the upper crust of San Francisco spent their summers.

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Tallac Historic Site is a beautiful site nestled in the trees and with a beachfront view. It truly is a glimpse back in time as you wander through the grounds and cabins which are meticulously maintained. Formally a stomping ground for the wealthy, now we can all enjoy it! Pets are allowed on the grounds and it is a great... More

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