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“Most beautiful place to hold a wedding ever.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum
130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
530-583-1762
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Tahoe City
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Most beautiful place to hold a wedding ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The views of the lake and the surrounding Sierras make for the most romantic of settings. Tahoe City is far more than just a place to eat and get gas on the way to South Shore or to ski. Stop and walk around. Look over Fanny Bridge. You will be caught up in the romance too.

Visited June 2012
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Mountain View, California, United States
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Historical Place on the banks of Truckee River!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you are interested in history, you must visit the place. The Gatekeeper’s Museum is big museums and holds various historical artifacts including Native American baskets, photographs, clothing, maps and newspapers. You can enjoy the truckee river from this place and also see the Dam on the river with Blue waters.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Lots of History Here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

If you're a history buff, and we are, then you don't want to miss the Gatekeeper's Museum. The parking is horrible at the Y, so, we biked in from William Kent Campground. The California Indian basket collection is outstanding, as well as the historical collection State Parks has amassed at this location. The museum itself is interesting and authentic, which was rebuilt to replace the former original building which didn't survive the fire (set by local boys some time ago).The $5 entrance fee is a modest contribution, so make sure you take time to talk the beautiful grounds and take in the lakeside and dam. The grounds are immaculate, so consider a picnic lunch and take your time at the location.

Visited August 2012
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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“Wedding venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The wedding we attended was on the shore of the lake at Gatekeepers Museum. The setting was lovely. We were glad we had visited the museum on another day however to see the collection of Native American baskets.

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Great stopping place on the drive around the lake. Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The bridge and dam works is fascinating on many levels. Whether you opt for the $5 entrance fee to the actual museum is not important (but if you love native indian baskets - you must!!). One person could do it in 20-30 minutes max if everyone doesn't want to go in. There is also a new visitors center next door.

Visited June 2012
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