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Tallac Historic Site

State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
530 541 5227
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a beautiful spot that inspires the imagination of Tahoe nearly 100 years ago. The interactive exhibits and history are very interesting and the views are heavenly

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Omaha
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This site has three historic summer homes and each is architecturally unique. All three homes front on Lake Tahoe and provide wonderful beach views of the lake. The homes weren't open when we visited but it was an enjoyable stroll through their gardens and along the beach.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Tallac Historic Site is a fascinating look at wealthy Californian life at the turn of the century. The homes are closed to the public from about mid-October to mid-April, but you can access the property to stroll among the "cabins" via a paved walking path from the nearby Taylor Creek Visitor Center.

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Be sure to stop by the kitchen, listen to the dog bark and read the sign why he needs to bark. Everything in the area was well kept and the scenery is lovely.

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San Jose, Guatemala
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Tallac is located on the shores of Lake Tahoe with many old buildings for you to visit and enjoy. See how the wealthy lived in days gone by. There are also many trails to wander along the beautiful lakeshore. I would recommend taking the trail left (west) of the buildings. Keep going and you will come along the most beautiful... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place should be on everyone's list to visit if you want to get a feel how the affluent vacationed at Lake Tahoe during the early part of the 20th Century. A tour of the Pope House certainly gave one the feel how it may have been living, dining and simply enjoying the time spent there during its heydey. After... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were not going to visit here but we picked it up on the nature trails from the visitor centre. Two houses open for viewing one has an interesting video about the history of these chalets built by the wealthy in the 1920s onwards. Other buidings on site too but not open.

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California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It is so quiet and serene in this park. The Baldwin Tallac Historic Museum is a great place to learn about early Lake Tahoe. You can hike trails near the lake and have a picnic at one of the many picnic tables along the path. A great way to spend a few hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is what Lake Tahoe was like during the 20's, 30's up to the 60's. It is fantastic to see that the US Park Service has kept this historical area intact. A must see for anyone going to Tahoe.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

been coming here for decades. It's part of a nice bike/walking trail. It's interesting without being too museumish(new word), has lovely gardens. Just a pleasent place to stroll through. They also have activities and events

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