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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The history was great, the grounds amazing! Wish we would have had more time to explore. And wish The Pope House would have been open for tours.

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carlsbad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Going back in time to 1920. We had a tour by James who was knowledgeable and taught us how life was in in that time. There are restored homes and several servants buildings displayed with time period furniture, clothing, personal items of servants who worked for the wealthy families of the estates.Can't wait to go back to the Great Gatsby... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here in late September. They were getting ready to close for the season. You could visit the museum (free) and walkmaround the three differenf estates, but the Polk house was already closed for the season.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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