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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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Great Historic Site

It was still closed for the season, but walking around the grounds was so nice, and they are dog friendly as well. Just great old buildings nicely preserved; what a wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Paso Robles, California
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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Hi, interesting, though yes another place of historical significance. Though don't forget to go down to the beach side. This place gives one of the best views of the beach. Cottages are good to go through, and yes Baldwin family history is good to read and understand. You respect people who are strong and work hard after reading about them.

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Paso Robles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was still closed for the season, but walking around the grounds was so nice, and they are dog friendly as well. Just great old buildings nicely preserved; what a wonderful place to have lived in! Definitely worth the visit.

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Cameron Park, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This park setting is very well designed and information plaques are highly informative. The historical preservation is important. It blows me away how oppulant the late 1800/early 1900 super rich had it. However, the estate is now a park open to everyone and it is beautiful--and on the water.

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Pasadena, California
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39 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A good place to talk a leisurely walk. Also a chance to see the estate of the rich. Simple yet gives you a chance to see how these people see the importance of places like these. Everybody who has visited the place will deal in love with the serenity of the site.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Cool little trails with a lot of history. The beach right off of it is super nice too! Found lots of great skipping stones and walked for a while and had a nice picnic.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great walk along the lake and viewing old homes. Nice museum with photos of life on the lake in years past.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Glimpse the log cabin estates of the 1920's super rich on Lake Tahoe. Volunteers and the National Forest Service operate and maintain the three old estates. We stopped for a brief visit and a little picnic on our way from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City. It was an opportunity for a beautiful stroll in the trees and along the... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very nice folk at this historic site with several wonderful old millionaires homes and guest cottages on the shore of sout Lake Tahoe. We worth the stop. No charge. Fantastic. The people there are just wonderful and full of information. Nice gardens and yards, vintage furniture and musical instruments, interesting old boat house with railroad tracks to bring the watercraft... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The site is quite large. We were there for 2 hours and only had time to walk thru the Anita Baldwin Cottage and the Baldwin Estate and Museum. The view of the Lake Tahoe was fantastic from both buildings. The grounds outside the cottage contained a Native Garden of natural food and medicinal plants. The cottage displayed period artifacts and... More 

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Selma, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Relaxing walk, good for all ages and abilities including handicapped. Interesting history and the volunteer staff is always willing to share their knowledge.

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