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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum
130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
530-583-1762
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Ranked #8 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.
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Museum is a small treasure of Native American Baskets & other history of Lake Tahoe. Don't forget to tour the entire outside area. There's a dam to view & a pretty, shady area with picnic tables for enjoying lunch.

Visited July 2013
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Arizona
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“Interesting Tahoe history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very interesting - you'll find some history of the Lake and how it was settled. You'll get to watch water spilling into the Truckee River. There are picnic tables where it is nice to have a picnic and enjoy views of the Lake.

Visited June 2013
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Redwood City, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“An interesting place to stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a good way to learn more about the tahoe region, It does not take long to visit, and you get a better understanding of the area.

Visited July 2012
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Oakland, CA
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“If you're interested in baskets ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is one of those scratch-your-head places ... what is it doing here?! If you're interested in Native American baskets of the west coast, this funny little place has the best collection I've ever seen. A docent at the little history museum in South Lake Tahoe recommended it and it was well, well worth the 45 minute drive. The little gift shop is filled with related items. Amazing find.

Visited February 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“A highlight of our stopover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum. Didn't expect to find it in this super big tourist area. The staff was pleasant and we did enjoy what we saw.

Visited September 2012
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