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Tallac Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Historical site

This is an off the beaten tract attraction. The park service is doing a great job keeping a tahoe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charles M
Lovely park

We spent over 2 hours at the park. We started at the visitor center, which is in the Ballwin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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A Historic Site made up of 3 Estates built between 1894 and 1930. Each Estate has something different and exciting for visitors to do and see! Learn the amazing history of this area in the free museum, then stroll through the former summer homes and...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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All reviewspope houseself guided tourearly yearsgreat gatsbystep back in timeturn of the centurywealthy familiesboat housecamp richardsoninteresting historywell worth the visitbike rideforest servicegreat place to visitshores of lakeclosed for the seasonon display
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an off the beaten tract attraction. The park service is doing a great job keeping a tahoe history alive

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over 2 hours at the park. We started at the visitor center, which is in the Ballwin home/Tallac museum. Tip: Be sure to ask the person at the desk in the “living room” for a map of the grounds and to tell you...More

2  Thank h0mefree2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The houses, exhibits and activities are amazing. Volunteer staff is super friendly and so helpful. We have been coming to Lake Tahoe for nearly 30 years, for the natural beauty. It was fun to learn about the original pioneers of the development of the area,...More

1  Thank AnnieMandM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this site. Lots to see. Well maintained. Friendly staff. Good for kids. Great views of the lake. Recommend to all. Great history of the area and the people

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are very interesting; volunteers extremely helpful. One of us has knee/hip issues so the lake level location is perfect...no rise in elevation. Benches abound to sit and enjoy the view. Traffic can be quite heavy on the highway and the parking lot is...More

2  Thank welloff78726
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so worth the visit. It is in a beautiful area and the history of the place and Lake Tahoe was so interesting.

Thank jackiekay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can visit the grounds for free and enjoy the lake side or you can pay a small fee to also enjoy a tour of the historic buildings, guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable docents. Join in with the minimal role play and you'll get more...More

2  Thank Mufty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here with my boyfriend and my dog. I love historical sites and found it very interesting but my boyfriend was a little bored. We didn't have much time so I just wandered around the free buildings. They are well curated and have a...More

Thank Christina441
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife loved the beautiful stroll through this historic site and the old buildings. Lots of old antiques on display. Very pleasant!

Thank JoeD-HudsonValley
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Actually went to the Taylor creek visitor center for some hiking info. Since I’ve had multiple heart valve replacements, my cardio ability is rather poor, but I still like hiking to find nice scenes to photograph- I just need to avoid strenuous elevation changes and...More

5  Thank twm50
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Bea R
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Assistant H | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed on a leash and they ask that you bring bags for clean up.
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Assistant H | Reviewed this property |
There are dirt paths that I believe can be accessed with wheelchair but the historical buildings may not have ramps. Beautiful area to just go through and be in beautiful South Lake Tahoe
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Howard F | Reviewed this property |
Most of it is. Parking is nearby and paths are paved and level.