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“Beautiful Buildings and Grounds” 5 of 5 bubbles
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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Cincinnati, Ohio
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139 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Buildings and Grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Right by the Shores of Lake Tahoe,beautiful Estate buildings and beautiful Gardens,very nice Picture Spots !!

Visited July 2013
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Reno, NV
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Historic Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you have time around Camp Richardson, this is a great spot to stop, enjoy the scenery and take a look into the not so distant past of those who have way too much money!!

Visited July 2013
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Reno, NV
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun and free!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stopped here in the evening so the museum and most buildings were closed. However, it was still possible to walk the grounds, read the informational plaques, and look into rooms through the open doors (with protective screens/bars). It is in a lovely setting right by the lake and is a fascinating portrait of an era.

Visited July 2013
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San Ramon, California, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very interesting walk around the estates”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stopped for lunch at The Beacon at Camp Richardson and asked an employee if we could walk from there to the Tallac Historic site, he said it was a short walk along the beach, so off we went. Maybe a 10-minute walk from there to the historic site. We spent the next hour and a half looking at all of the different homes, and other buildings on the grounds, servants' quarters, tutor's quarters, although the buildings were closed, you could look through the windows and see original furnishings, clothing, food items, etc. the museum on the Baldwin Estate was very interesting, lots to read and a video that told you about the families that once spent their summers on the estate. Very enjoyable walk around the estates on the edge of the lake.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“National Parks are the BEST!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped at the ranger station and took an easy hike to the beach, past marshlands, fallen pines, blooming flowers. A short walk down the beach path led us to the Baldwin and Pope house museums. Full of charm and local history, a lot to look at and toimagine what it would be like In the 1800's. Free to enter, small fee for guided tours available at limited times. An even easier walk back to the station. Highly recommend for people who like sightseeing, nature and a little bit of history. (Hiking shoes not required.)

Visited July 2013
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