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Thunderbird Lodge

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775-832-8750
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MIAMI
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765 reviews 765 reviews
245 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Guides are excellent. Admission cost is $39 pp from incline visitor center , tickets are bought through them and then you take the shuttle for a ten minute ride with narration.You can also get there by boat, or kayak ,on an escorted tour. Admission money goes to the restoration and upkeep and it is worth it. All tours must be... More

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Cininnati
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great side trip from anywhere on the Lake. We were staying in South Lake Tahoe, and, it was only a 45 minute drive with spectacular views along the way. You start at the visitors center at Incline Village, park your car and board a van to the Lodge since there is no parking at the site. It... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Thunderbird Lodge tour was well worth the money. Amazing site with breathtaking views. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It took my wifw and I about 30 years to finally visit here and I'd tell anyone to go there.Sooo unique --sooo much history of the property and Nevada History. Make some time and go with your camera.

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Wellington, Shropshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
79 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When I was researching what to do in the Tahoe area, I didn't spot Thunderbird Lodge, it wasn't til we got there & I found it in one of the things to do freebies. We only had 2 nights in Tahoe, I tried to book online but they said they were full. So I rang first thing the next day... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

George Whittell's mansion and lifestyle both exhibit extravagance and hedonism in this tour of Tahoe History. Our tour guide explained that he was just sticking to the facts, which left out some of the more lurid details. In researching the internet, I found stories and videos of Whittell which probably should have been included in the narrative. The "nice" spin... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is not a lengthy tour as the home is not large by today's standards but very unique. If you enjoy history, combined with beauty, this is the tour for you. Lot's of interesting facts, beautiful views of the lake, and the surprise of the pristine boat in the boat house. This can be rented for lunch cruises on the... More

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Fillmore, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

My daughter in law set up tour for 7 of us. We were staying in South Lake Tahoe and it's a little less than hour in good weather and if you watch speed. Please don t be late as you go to visitor center in Incline Village and board bus. This isn't Hurst Castle but worth going to especially if... More

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California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited just before the summer season(lste May). Coming from south shore we were given directions to drive directly to the lodge's driveway waiting area. When all reservations had arrived, we drove down to a lower parking area where we re-grouped and met our docent. Additional structures were built by a second owner of the lodge. The tour begins in... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

beautiful place and a great story. tour guides are great and they tell a great story about the owners.

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