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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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Beautiful place on the lake, very interesting and informative tour

They offer a few guided tours per day, and my wife and I took one. We were glad we did. It was about 90 minutes, the tour guide was great, informative, and knew her stuff. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

They offer a few guided tours per day, and my wife and I took one. We were glad we did. It was about 90 minutes, the tour guide was great, informative, and knew her stuff. There is alot of history to the estate, you get to tour almost every room in the house. Alot of the rooms and furnishing have... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lots to see here. A trip back in time to the (semi-rustic) lodges and cabins of the wealthy in the early years of the 20th century. Beachfront properties amidst magnificent Jeffrey pines. Camp Richardson is adjacent, if you want something to eat. Parking is free at this location. All the walking is on level ground.

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Fernley, Nevada
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Its great to visit places from over a 100 hundred years old where you can learn about how they lived, worked and what they wore. Makes one appreciate how much easier it is in today's timeframe. We may not have the same scenic view or lack of sounds they had in today's age but its NOT hard to imagine WHAT... More 

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Loma Mar, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Get there early, parking can be a challenge. The Pope House is a must see....so do a tour, the couple who give it are very entertaining and full of info. See how the other half vacationed at the turn of the century and on.....The grounds are beautiful and the lake is right there so you could bring a picnic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took in the Servants tour, the Pope House tour, Vintage Vatican tour and the Afternoon with Anita tour. The Afternoon with Anita was excellent, but may be more for adults, as well as the Vintage Vatican tour. the Pope House tour is a must see and the Servants tour gives an interesting perspective from what it was like to... More 

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Berkeley, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fun to learn the history of the site. Beautiful place with a pier and small beach. Right off a paved bike path.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed a 2-hour guided tour provided by the activities director of our RCI timeshare resort. He knew a lot about the history, and was willing to spend the time sharing with us. The video in one of the houses provides more background, and the artifacts are pretty amazing. Entrance is free, and you can get into several structures to... More 

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Santa Fe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place is so cool... The kids (1.5 & 2.5) even loved it! We stopped here on our bikes (which we rented from Anderson Bicycle Rental)... They highlighted this stop on our map and so glad they did. It was definitely a must see! Oh and don't leave any snacks opened. My kids were eating some goldfish and a chipmunk... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful grounds. I love history so I enjoyed reading about the early settlers in the Lake Tahoe area.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Tallac homestead Historic site is one of my favorite attractions in the Lake Tahoe region. It offers a glimpse into Tahoe's rich and surprising past, it focuses on the late 19th and early 20th Century. Modern highways have opened up a region that was once available only by rail and water to the select and wealthy. I am amazed... More 

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