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Thunderbird Lodge

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Phone Number: 775-832-8750
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Amazing place!

We took the tour by way of a boat ride on the Tahoe from Zephyr Cove. The Tahoe is a beautiful boat built in the 1950's and had been sunk and brought back up and refurbished. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Plant City, Florida
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SF BAY AREA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The history of the Nevade side of Lake tahoe was interesting. It is incredible to me that one man could own so much of the Lake. Perhaps it was a good thing since it stopped most developement. The stonework and fountains were really beautiful as was the view from the property. Our guide was really well informed and did a... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We took the tour by way of a boat ride on the Tahoe from Zephyr Cove. The Tahoe is a beautiful boat built in the 1950's and had been sunk and brought back up and refurbished. The ride takes two hours but it did not seen like it, the captain stops and tells you about the area and the houses... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This home was built by George Whittell. He was a very selfish and wealthy person. He bought most of the land on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe to protect his privacy. But because of this, the Nevada side is mostly undeveloped because he limited development. The tour of the home is very informative and interesting. You must make reservations... More 

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've been going to Incline Village for years, but this was our first trip out to Thunderbird Lodge. We took the bus from the visitors center in Incline Village (much cheaper option than the catamaran from the Hyatt). The trip out is relatively quick, with an audio tour and history along the way. The tour itself was very cool. Two... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Thunderbird Lodge is an amazing place and an experience you don't want to miss! History is in every corner of the property! It is always amazing to me how something like this could be built in the era that it was. Amazing! The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful! They enjoy what they do and sharing everything about... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The tour guides were very knowledgable and the grounds were lovely. A very nice tour of an eccentrics home and lifestyle.

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were told by a friend to come visit the Thunderbird Lodge. We booked a tour for two over the phone, and though a price of $39 per adult does seem high, the many photos, scenic points, and fascinating information make up for the price. When you book a tour for the public land tour, it says come to the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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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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