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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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Glimpse of old estates on Lake Tahoe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
98 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Walked through this area and read about it and walked out to the beach from the main building. Looks like an excellent place for a wedding or party. Quiet and way off the road.

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Sisters, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful views from the beach area! Nice to learn some history about the first visitors/residence to Lake Tahoe!

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Would have like to see the inside, but apparently after September a lot of things close down. Pretty from the outside though and was able to read the history of the buildings on plaques outside

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A nostalgic tour of these historic estates takes you back a 100 years. Makes you wonder how they vacationed without our modern conveniences?

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to the Historic site and were really impressed with the site that Mr Baldwin picked along Lake Tahoe. He was obviously very rich like the Hearst's, Rockefeller's, and the Huntington's. He had refrigeration at the turn of the century and lived a comfortable but not an obvious lavish lifestyle. The tour we took told us about how he... More 

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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

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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