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“Tahoe History”

Tallac Historic Site
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families. Guided, self-guided, and private tours are available.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Loomis, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tahoe History”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Your missing the true flavor and history of the Lake Tahoe area if you don't pay a visit to this site. The annual Gatsby event is a highlight.

Visited December 2012
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South Lake Tahoe, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“fun and free”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

great place to take a easy walk in south shore, good for history buffs and out of town visitors who want to learn about the area.

Visited October 2012
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Thank mo66_12
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Please do Not Miss this Historic Site”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were walking in snow..My toes were frozen and I could not leave..It was mesmerizing..A walk back in time to the beautiful
1920's...Close your eyes and love this moment in time

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Katarinasea
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Los Gatos
Level 6 Contributor
510 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
“Big Surprise”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We've been to Tahoe too many times to count and have never visited the Tallac site. We have often gone into Tayor Creek which is adjacent to Tallac to enjoy the trails and fish spawning, not knowing that such a gem existed just a few hundred yards away. Went because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed! Lots of buildings, historic information, gardens and views of the lake. Can't believe I'm saying it, but it was a highlight of the trip. We went twice, and really enjoyed our early morning visit with the morning sun filtering through the trees that were turning color. A "Don't Miss."

Visited October 2012
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“History Buffs Will Love This”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Every year, we make our way around these grounds to enjoy a bit of history and nature. We like to pack a lunch and spend a few hours out there wandering the grounds and seeing what's new. It's adjacent to Kiva picnic area and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center (MUST DO!). Many paths and most buildings are accessible.

Between June and September there's usually a Tallac interpreter for heritage programs, guided walks, building tours, demonstrations, behind the scenes peeks, and more. Though the buildings are closed during the winter, people go out there for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Uphilldeb
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