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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum

130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
530-583-1762
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Tahoe City
Type: History Museums
Description: This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our unplanned visit to this musuem and it proved to be interestung and educational as well.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

OK. I thought I'd seen it all in the general Lake Tahoe area having vacationed here with family and friends for over 20 years. Then we stumbled on this gorgeous little log building with the most amazing Native American basket collection I've ever seen. Over 1,000 baskets from more than 200 tribes. (It honestly rivals the Smithsonian in Washington where... More

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Woodland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Gatekeepers Museum was small but held a collection of Indian woven baskets, one being a thousand year old example. Extensive collection. Also housed local artifacts and exhibits from the area. Second level was dedicated to the local bear population and was highlighted by a stuffed 3year old bear(which a staff member let us touch and see close up). Very... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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165 reviews 165 reviews
32 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice presentation on the bears & very extensive NW indian basket collection. Civil War material is rudimentary at best. Some nice old photos.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A remarkable collection of native American Baskets, dating as far back a 1000 years! Incredible collection,

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Plymouth, mn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Very small, not well labeled, and didn't even give the history of the cabin. I would have skipped this one. No sign pointing to the dam so missed that.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good views of the Dam and the Lake from outside. Great historical perspective of the lake. Indian artifacts and baskets.

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Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Gate Keepers Museum is the former home of the first gate keeper of the Bridge Dam from about the early 1900's. It's a small but interesting museum. The majority of the museum are Native American relics in the many slide out drawers. If someone doesn't tell you about the relics in the drawers, you may not even realize that... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Traveled here for a wedding,and was very surprised at how beautiful the area is. The Gatekeepers Museum is the perfect setting for a wedding.

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Tahoe City, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This small, self-guided museum in Tahoe City has three parts--American Indian baskets, Tahoe history and bears. The basket section is really cool and features works from all over the country, along with a few other items such as dolls and jewelry. I found the section on Tahoe City history to be the weakest--there isn't much cohesion between what is on... More

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