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Thunderbird Lodge

NV
775-832-8750
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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Sugar Land
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

If you are into the history of Lake Tahoe and want to see how the rich and famous lived in times gone by don't miss this tour. Its not cheap $39pp but I thought worth it. Book in advance. Very entertaining guides and it would be worth it just to see the Thunderbird Yacht!

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San Carlos, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
3 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Who new that there was an accidental conservationist, zookeeper, playboy living on the east side of Lake Tahoe in the 40's? And that he's bought all the land on the east side of the lake so he'd have no neighbors? And that land would later be sold to the state for conservation? It's very much worth a couple of hours... More

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Livermore, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I never knew this place existed until a co=worker told me about it and suggested the tour so I booked it when I was there last week. It was a great tour and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. You must purchase a tour ticket as there are no self guided tours, they are all led by... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting, quirky but modest home of a very interesting gentleman. The siting is magnificent, with views of the clear water from almost every window. The water system, which features a series a waterfalls and fountains, is inspiring. The oddities, like the tunnel and opium den, add to the mysterious allure. His boat is the coolest wooden yacht on the... More

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Clio, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A unique residence by a unique man. The guides do a great job of showing the home and grounds with stories that make the visit well woth the time.

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Palm Desert, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The boat tour to Thunderbird Lodge is a superb way to view beautiful Lake Tahoe while absorbing a piece of its colorful history. Book it in advance and board the boat "Tahoe" at Zephyr Cove Marina. While you enjoy coffee and pastry on your cruise to Thunderbird, the captain will point out stunning contemporary homes along the lake and regale... More

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MIAMI
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794 reviews 794 reviews
256 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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