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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum

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Address: 130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
Phone Number: 530-583-1762
Description: This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its...
This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Beautiful Location for a Wedding

The museum gives you a quick picture of why & how this area developed. Not a large collection but just enough to get you familiar with the history. As a beautiful & economical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The museum gives you a quick picture of why & how this area developed. Not a large collection but just enough to get you familiar with the history. As a beautiful & economical natural wedding site, it is on the lake shore with shade from large trees.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit as there are a combination of things to see. 1) The historic Gate Keepers Museum is interesting to visit. There is a nice collection of Native American baskets here. There is a small admission charge ($5 for adults when we visited.) 2) There is a nice nature trail to the lake area. There... More 

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Wheatland, California
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49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We toured the Gatekeeper's Museum which is pretty small. It had an interesting basket room. It was interesting to see all the different designs and sizes. It makes you want to learn how to make them yourself. The next room had a bunch of random artifacts. It didn't seem to flow together, but they were interesting to look at. The... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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

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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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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