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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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loira74
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We had 3 generations and a dog, so we didn't much look at the historical stuff. Great partially-shaded beach with calm water. Easy access and free parking. This is a good alternative to Pope beach. Picnic areas. Pet-friendly. Nice restrooms.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the visit to Tallac. Thought it looked interesting when researching, but was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and at how expansive the grounds were - forest to beaches. Very pretty and bucolic setting

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great historic site. Interesting docents and a nice beach too. The homes are a step back into the golden age past.

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indianapolis, IN
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183 reviews 183 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We rode our bikes through here, so did not take much time to stop and view the homes, but they looked very lovely and the gardens were really nice. Wish we had more time to explore.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We happened to stop for a walk on the lake shore. Saw the sign for this site and decided to walk thru. Well worth the visit. Excellent history and beautifully maintained grounds. The homes are preserved with their era artifacts. Loved the kitchen and stoves! Very interesting to see how the elite lived in the early 1800's. Nice walk.

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Marana, Arizona
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183 reviews 183 reviews
48 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Worth checking out if you have the time. Gives a wonderful sense of the early years of vacationing at the Lake.

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Ventura, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We were told this site was a great place to walk and we were very glad we checked it out. It is a lovely place along the south shore where you get a glimpse of how wealthy families enjoyed summers at Tahoe into the early 1900s. Although only a few of the homes/ cottages were open, you can still look... More

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palm beach gardens, fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While the younger members of our party went paragliding we visited the Tellac historical site. It was much more interesting and beautiful than I had expected. The buildings and grounds are wonderfully restored by the national park service and it is a peaceful oasis on the west shore. Check their schedule of featured tours before you visit (we didn't). The... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Biked in and enjoy the scenery. (Trail is easy enough for kids) Beautiful, grand log cabins give you a taste of what it was like to be "monied" back in the early days of Lake Tahoe. You'll enjoy every minute. I can't wait to return.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

kids had a great time looking back 100 years at all of the homes from this time period. For a small fee, we scheduled an old-fashioned cooking class for them where they baked cookies the old fashoned way (schedule a day or more in advance because it fills up). It's a very close walk to an excellent public no-fee beach.... More

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