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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
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+1 530-583-1762

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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Small place, but knowleagable staff with rich information about the area

I enjoyed learning, seen the artifacts, and a short documentary related to the area. Visiting the lake would be complete by knowing the area and the history behind it. One would... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I enjoyed learning, seen the artifacts, and a short documentary related to the area. Visiting the lake would be complete by knowing the area and the history behind it. One would appreciate even more...

Thank moreiraj17
Grass Valley, California
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

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 

Thank NanGS_10
Tahoe City, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 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 

Thank tahoehuskies
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668 reviews
288 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 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.

Thank legsbell
San Francisco, California
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328 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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.

Thank bill s
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 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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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 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 .

1 Thank ruhs1969
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 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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278 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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 

1 Thank Bruce H
South Lake Tahoe, California
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 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

1 Thank AlpineSierraTours

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