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Address: NV
Phone Number: 775-832-8750
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Wow, we took the boat ride over to the lodge for this tour and it was wonderful approaching the lodge and seeing the skull cave. This is an amazing piece of history with its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wow, we took the boat ride over to the lodge for this tour and it was wonderful approaching the lodge and seeing the skull cave. This is an amazing piece of history with its underground cave system and history of the "wild" animals on the island, including bill the pet lion, the dungeon and the historic card games with the... More 

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Nuevo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent tour. We had no idea that this place existed and would encourage everyone to take this tour. The history is facinating and the views spectacular.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have spoken to many people who regularly visit Tahoe, yet not many knew about this place. Thunderbird Lodge is a historic site which will WOW you. Read some more about it before you go. You have to book your tour in Incline Visitor Center in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must do tour if you don't mind the cost. Very interesting stories about George Whittell (and his pet lion). The Thunderbird Lodge itself is also a cool place to check out.

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Baywood Park, California
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There is a lot of history in Lake Tahoe and the Thunderbird Lodge is a part of the rich past. The owner was one of the original party animals. He was somewhat of a recluse and certainly odd in many ways. He inherited his money and vowed never to work and evidently, never did. He built Thunderbird Lodge as his... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I'd heard about Thunderbird Lodge for years and finally visited it. In a word, fascinating. The history, the architecture, the insights onto the eclectic owner who accidentally became an environmental visionary through is preservation of thousands of acres, all make for an enjoyable 1/2 day expedition. The docents are very informative, and happy to answer questions. You have to take... More 

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was the highlight of our recent trip to Nevada. It was an incredibly interesting peek into a lifestyle that the vast majority of us could not experience. Fabulous views and really wonderful docents added so much to the tour.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

While most people think that most millionaire businessmen are only out to develop land to make more money, many would be shocked to learn that one eccentric millionaire from the 1930's is single-handedly responsible for most of the undeveloped land being the way it is today on the 27 miles of Nevada Tahoe shoreline. The place is a beautiful lakeshore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The total lodge property is beautiful with interesting history and a terrific boat house, main lodge, and card room...to tour and see.... If you have a half day and want to take the tour it is well worth the time. It requires walking and might be difficult for disabled persons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have traveled a lot of the world, and most of what I see is pretty similar to something I've seen before. But this was truly a unique experience. This house is like no others. A unique house for a Corky billionaire good no one ever heard of because he wanted to be a recluse. I know there is a... More 

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Address: Address: NV
Phone Number: 775-832-8750
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)

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