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“If you're interested in baskets ...”

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum
Ranked #10 of 39 things to do in Tahoe City
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Owner description: This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is one of those scratch-your-head places ... what is it doing here?! If you're interested in Native American baskets of the west coast, this funny little place has the best collection I've ever seen. A docent at the little history museum in South Lake Tahoe recommended it and it was well, well worth the 45 minute drive. The little gift shop is filled with related items. Amazing find.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum. Didn't expect to find it in this super big tourist area. The staff was pleasant and we did enjoy what we saw.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

The views of the lake and the surrounding Sierras make for the most romantic of settings. Tahoe City is far more than just a place to eat and get gas on the way to South Shore or to ski. Stop and walk around. Look over Fanny Bridge. You will be caught up in the romance too.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you are interested in history, you must visit the place. The Gatekeeper’s Museum is big museums and holds various historical artifacts including Native American baskets, photographs, clothing, maps and newspapers. You can enjoy the truckee river from this place and also see the Dam on the river with Blue waters.

Thank Ashlesh
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

If you're a history buff, and we are, then you don't want to miss the Gatekeeper's Museum. The parking is horrible at the Y, so, we biked in from William Kent Campground. The California Indian basket collection is outstanding, as well as the historical collection State Parks has amassed at this location. The museum itself is interesting and authentic, which was rebuilt to replace the former original building which didn't survive the fire (set by local boys some time ago).The $5 entrance fee is a modest contribution, so make sure you take time to talk the beautiful grounds and take in the lakeside and dam. The grounds are immaculate, so consider a picnic lunch and take your time at the location.

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