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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum

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Address: 130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-583-1762
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This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its...

This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Great Collection of Indian Baskets

This museum has photos of Lake Tahoe places in the "Olden Days" and local memoribiia, but for us the best part was the information oon the black bears. Wonderful video of mother... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grass Valley, California

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Grass Valley, California
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has photos of Lake Tahoe places in the "Olden Days" and local memoribiia, but for us the best part was the information oon the black bears. Wonderful video of mother and cubs. If you are interested in Indian Baskets you should not miss this exhibit. It is a very large collection of West Coast baskets all collected by... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a great little gem in Tahoe City next to the Lake and the Truckee River. There is even access to the famous dam from this spot. Perfect for a picnic by the Lake. Beach activities from this location really depend on the Lake's level. The museum is very fascinating and paints a picture of what Tahoe use to... More 

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California
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604 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

The log cabin in wonderful itself. They have a good selection of Indian baskets and other items to view as well as lots of other information on the areas. Worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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254 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

On the receding Lake Tahoe during the worst drought on record. Lovely trees, lovely ground, simple yet elegant. A park, a museum and a venue for weddings. In the heart of Tahoe city. A must for all visitors.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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318 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We have bicycle toured from the northwest and have visited many of these small local museums along the way. Generally, the smaller the museum, the more local the artifacts and the more interesting the museum. This was not the case here. We really love small, local museums because they usually have local artifacts that explain the history of the area.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were here for a wedding What an Ideal place for one thats away from it all .The wedding and the reception were both held here . Even with the lake down a bit its a great site .

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's a fabulous collection of all Tahoe history. Don't miss it!! The staff is more than helpful and eager to assist.

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Bakersfield, California
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171 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The best feature of this small, eclectic museum is the collection of Native American baskets. The collection is not at all systematic -- the donation of one collector --, and neither date nor maker is identified for most of the baskets, but there are several nice examples and a few exceptional items. Those willing to take the time to notice... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love this cute little museum. It has a wonderful, large selection of hand woven Native American baskets. It also has a lot of info on bears and protecting them in the wild. It also has really cool old Tahoe artifacts. Only $5.00 to get in

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Incline Village, Nevada
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155 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very interesting collection of native american baskets, worth a visit outlining other Lake Tahoe historical aspects

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