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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674
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Fun Even For A Local

Do yourself a favor and visit! If you want to learn some awesome facts about the area this is where you need to go. I would say try and avoid peak weekends to avoid super big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Briana W
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and visit! If you want to learn some awesome facts about the area this is where you need to go. I would say try and avoid peak weekends to avoid super big crowds. You get to take a nature walk and learn about the lake and region at the same time. As a Tahoe local I... More 

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2 Thank Briana W
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I spent the weekend in Tahoe for our anniversary and had a great hike at a unique exhibit. Plan on coming back with family and friends.

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1 Thank abemag
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This center is a place for all ages...informative and beautiful...we went last summer and not even crowded...highly recommend this stop with children...

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Besides all of the mountain top views with Lake Tahoe as the background, this little nature center invites you to take note and observe the ecosystem of a small creek that flows into the big lake. There is diversity in the views. You will see prarie, marsh, creeks and river banks, most with Mt. Tallac in the far distance. At... More 

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Auburn, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

very nice, informative you can also buy things here. books can be purchased with lots of photos. There are areas which is short walk for those we do not like long hikes.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We took a nice stroll to this center and was quite impressed especially for little kids. There's some fish to view at the visitor center. If you are nearby, I recommend stopping in.

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San Ramon, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Tried to visit on 11/4-11/6 and it is closed based on our experience. You may be able to park and hike in but that is about it from what we could tell.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Taylor creek can be the first hike at Lake Tahoe. Is easy with nice views and you can have a beautiful walk to the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This visitor center is on a marshland and creek. Nice walk on smooth path to grassland marsh and ponds with various birds. Walk another 1/4 mile and you arrive at a little bridge and beach area. This is Taylor Creek which flows into Lake Tahoe. We visited in OCTOBER and this is when the Kokonee Salmon spawn in the creek... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The visitor center was informative but the real highlight was the trails out to the lake. A very unique view and the original resort and homes gave us a real insight into 1900 life around the lake.

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