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“Must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tallac Historic Site

Tallac Historic Site
State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
530 541 5227
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

They have a guided walk and you can also see buildings on your own. Great to see how the rich lived years ago.

Visited June 2013
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Harker Heights, Texas
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The entire trek was beautiful. The smell of the foliage is incomparable. See it. Do it. Experience it.

Visited June 2013
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Louisaiana
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. You will not be disappointed and this is a must see if you are in the area. We went on a day when the houses were all closed, but still enjoyed it. Check to see when houses are open. The area is extremely well kept with beautiful gardens. Everything was in bloom when we were there. You can sit on a bench and enjoy not a single sound, but maybe a slight wave from the Lake. Will go back again when in the area.

Visited June 2013
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San Jose, CA
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Many buildings now set up with interesting displays and information about who would have used it. A lot to see even if you don't do the house tour.

Visited June 2013
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san francisco
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fascinating slice of history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I came on a Monday and at first was disappointed that the houses were all closed. But they've done a wonderful job of arranging screened or glass windows that you can look through, many with tableaux of lif at that time, with informative signs and sometimes sound effects. Fascinating to see the lifestyles of the wealthy and their servants... actually there was a substantial middle class at that time but not at these places!

Also a good place to picnic, and you can hike down the beach and swim like the locals do.

Visited June 2013
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