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“Must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tallac Historic Site

Tallac Historic Site
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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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

They have a guided walk and you can also see buildings on your own. Great to see how the rich lived years ago.

Visited June 2013
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Harker Heights, Texas
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208 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The entire trek was beautiful. The smell of the foliage is incomparable. See it. Do it. Experience it.

Visited June 2013
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Louisaiana
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. You will not be disappointed and this is a must see if you are in the area. We went on a day when the houses were all closed, but still enjoyed it. Check to see when houses are open. The area is extremely well kept with beautiful gardens. Everything was in bloom when we were there. You can sit on a bench and enjoy not a single sound, but maybe a slight wave from the Lake. Will go back again when in the area.

Visited June 2013
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San Jose, CA
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Many buildings now set up with interesting displays and information about who would have used it. A lot to see even if you don't do the house tour.

Visited June 2013
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san francisco
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fascinating slice of history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I came on a Monday and at first was disappointed that the houses were all closed. But they've done a wonderful job of arranging screened or glass windows that you can look through, many with tableaux of lif at that time, with informative signs and sometimes sound effects. Fascinating to see the lifestyles of the wealthy and their servants... actually there was a substantial middle class at that time but not at these places!

Also a good place to picnic, and you can hike down the beach and swim like the locals do.

Visited June 2013
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